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IWAKUNI, Japan: A U.S. Navy E-2C Hawkeye assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 115, with Carrier Air Wing 5, taxis into hot refueling pits at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob A. Farbo)

Your Navy Operating Forward – Celebes Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Souda Bay

Right now your Navy is 100 percent on watch around the globe helping to preserve the American way of life. Whether it be operating and training off the coast of Spain or forward deployed to the Arabian Gulf, the flexibility and presence provided by our U.S. naval forces provides national leaders with great options for protecting and maintaining our national security and interests around the world. The imagery below highlights the Navy’s ability to provide those options by operating forward.

ARABIAN GULF: An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Swamp Foxes of Helicopter Sea Maritime Squadron (HSM) 74 flies over the Cyclone-class coastal patrol ship USS Sirocco (PC 6) during an exercise with the guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bill Dodge/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Swamp Foxes of Helicopter Sea Maritime Squadron (HSM) 74 flies over the Cyclone-class coastal patrol ship USS Sirocco (PC 6) during an exercise with the guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bill Dodge/Released)
SOUDA BAY, Greece: Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Daniel Flagg and Machinist's Mate Fireman Cheyenne Simpson, both assigned to U.S. Naval Support Activity (NSA) Souda Bay, participate in a maritime readiness training exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chase Martin/Released)
SOUDA BAY, Greece: Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Daniel Flagg and Machinist’s Mate Fireman Cheyenne Simpson, both assigned to U.S. Naval Support Activity (NSA) Souda Bay, participate in a maritime readiness training exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chase Martin/Released)
MALAYSIA: An MH-60S helicopter assigned to the Blackjacks of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21 prepares for takeoff during flight quarters aboard hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Trevor Kohlrus/Released)
MALAYSIA: An MH-60S helicopter assigned to the Blackjacks of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21 prepares for takeoff during flight quarters aboard hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Trevor Kohlrus/Released)
IWAKUNI, Japan: A U.S. Navy E-2C Hawkeye assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 115, with Carrier Air Wing 5, taxis into hot refueling pits at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob A. Farbo)
IWAKUNI, Japan: A U.S. Navy E-2C Hawkeye assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 115, with Carrier Air Wing 5, taxis into hot refueling pits at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob A. Farbo)
ARABIAN GULF: Sailors observe supplies being transported from the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) transports supplies to the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class J. E. Veal)
ARABIAN GULF: Sailors observe supplies being transported from the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) transports supplies to the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class J. E. Veal)
CELEBES SEA: Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Joseph Lieby clears an MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to the “Wild Cards” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, to take off from the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Craig Z. Rodarte/Released)
CELEBES SEA: Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Joseph Lieby clears an MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to the “Wild Cards” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, to take off from the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Craig Z. Rodarte/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) steams through the Mediterranean Sea. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ryan G. Coleman/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) steams through the Mediterranean Sea. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ryan G. Coleman/Released)
KUANTAN, Malaysia: U.S. Navy crew members attached to Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) Squadron 21 prepare an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter for a Pacific Partnership 2016 search and rescue exercise. (Royal Australian Air Force photo by Air Force Imagery Specialist CPL David Cotton/ Released)
KUANTAN, Malaysia: U.S. Navy crew members attached to Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) Squadron 21 prepare an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter for a Pacific Partnership 2016 search and rescue exercise. (Royal Australian Air Force photo by Air Force Imagery Specialist CPL David Cotton/ Released)
ARABIAN GULF: A Phalanx close-in weapons system (CIWS) is fired aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bill Dodge)
ARABIAN GULF: A Phalanx close-in weapons system (CIWS) is fired aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bill Dodge)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Sailors move an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter onto an aircraft elevator aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric S. Garst/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Sailors move an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter onto an aircraft elevator aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric S. Garst/Released)
SINGAPORE: The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) departs Changi Naval Base. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Madailein Abbott/Released)
SINGAPORE: The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) departs Changi Naval Base. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Madailein Abbott/Released)
WATERS OUTSIDE OKINAWA: A landing craft utility (LCU), assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, departs the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Patrick Dionne/Released)
WATERS OUTSIDE OKINAWA: A landing craft utility (LCU), assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, departs the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Patrick Dionne/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: An amphibious assault vehicle passes in front of a rigid hull inflatable boat on its way to the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan R. McDonald/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: An amphibious assault vehicle passes in front of a rigid hull inflatable boat on its way to the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan R. McDonald/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) approaches the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) to conduct a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class J. E. Veal)
ARABIAN GULF: The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) approaches the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) to conduct a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class J. E. Veal)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) steams through the Mediterranean Sea. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ryan G. Coleman/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) steams through the Mediterranean Sea. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ryan G. Coleman/Released)

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