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ARABIAN GULF: A pilot awaits in an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Wildcats of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 taxis across the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Nathan T. Beard)

Your Navy Operating Forward – Arabian Sea, Philippine Sea – Mediterranean Sea

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: Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Beard takes a photo while working aloft during a replenishment-at-sea with the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class William Jenkins)
ARABIAN GULF: Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Beard takes a photo while working aloft during a replenishment-at-sea with the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class William Jenkins)
OKINAWA, Japan: The Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) is anchored off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, during a non-combatant evacuation operation (NEO) exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond D. Diaz III/Released)
OKINAWA, Japan: The Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) is anchored off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, during a non-combatant evacuation operation (NEO) exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond D. Diaz III/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69)(Ike) prepare to direct a C2-A Greyhound assigned to the Rawhides of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 on the flight deck. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Nathan T. Beard)
ARABIAN GULF: Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69)(Ike) prepare to direct a C2-A Greyhound assigned to the Rawhides of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 on the flight deck. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Nathan T. Beard)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The MK 45 5-inch lightweight gun and superstructure aboard USS Carney (DDG 64) while on patrol in the Mediterranean Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Weston Jones/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The MK 45 5-inch lightweight gun and superstructure aboard USS Carney (DDG 64) while on patrol in the Mediterranean Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Weston Jones/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Dusty Dog of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7 conducts a vertical replenishment with the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class William Jenkins)
ARABIAN GULF: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Dusty Dog of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7 conducts a vertical replenishment with the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class William Jenkins)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: An MH-60R helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 49, launches from the flight deck aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Will Gaskill)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: An MH-60R helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 49, launches from the flight deck aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Will Gaskill)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Rosben Constant directs a MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the “Golden Falcons” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12, from the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) after a refueling. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ellen Hilkowski/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Rosben Constant directs a MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the “Golden Falcons” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12, from the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) after a refueling. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ellen Hilkowski/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: An E/A-18G Growler assigned to the Zappers of the Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 130 prepares to launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Dartez C. Williams)
ARABIAN GULF: An E/A-18G Growler assigned to the Zappers of the Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 130 prepares to launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Dartez C. Williams)
NAVAL STATION GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba: The littoral combat ship, USS Jackson (LCS 6), moors pier side at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay (NSGB), Cuba, to refuel. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kegan E. Kay/Released)
NAVAL STATION GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba: The littoral combat ship, USS Jackson (LCS 6), moors pier side at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay (NSGB), Cuba, to refuel. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kegan E. Kay/Released)
WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN: An E-2C Hawkeye, from the “Liberty Bells” of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 15, approaches the flight deck of the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Burke/Released)
WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN: An E-2C Hawkeye, from the “Liberty Bells” of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 15, approaches the flight deck of the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Burke/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: The guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) holds steady on course during an anti-submarine formation exercise while the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87), auxiliary oiler replenishment ship RFA Fort Victoria (A 387) and the Anzac-class frigate HMAS Perth (FFH 157) breakaway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Janweb B. Lagazo)
ARABIAN SEA: The guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) holds steady on course during an anti-submarine formation exercise while the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87), auxiliary oiler replenishment ship RFA Fort Victoria (A 387) and the Anzac-class frigate HMAS Perth (FFH 157) breakaway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Janweb B. Lagazo)
EAST CHINA SEA: Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 8, assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, launches from the well deck of amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class William Sykes/Released)
EAST CHINA SEA: Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 8, assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, launches from the well deck of amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class William Sykes/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), patrols the Philippine Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Burke/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), patrols the Philippine Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Burke/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: A pilot awaits in an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Wildcats of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 taxis across the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Nathan T. Beard)
ARABIAN GULF: A pilot awaits in an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Wildcats of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 taxis across the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Nathan T. Beard)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: USS Carney (DDG 64) conducts flight operations with an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22 while on patrol in the Mediterranean Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Weston Jones/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: USS Carney (DDG 64) conducts flight operations with an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22 while on patrol in the Mediterranean Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Weston Jones/Released)

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