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GUAM: A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) vehicle, assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, sits on the beach during Valiant Shield 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sarah Villegas/ Released)

Your Navy Operating Forward – Oman. Guam, Israel

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.

PHILIPPINE SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65), front, the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42), middle, and the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20), back, transit the Philippine Sea in formation for a photo exercise during Valiant Shield 2016.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew Schneider/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65), front, the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42), middle, and the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20), back, transit the Philippine Sea in formation for a photo exercise during Valiant Shield 2016.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew Schneider/Released)
GUAM: A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) vehicle, assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, sits on the beach during Valiant Shield 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sarah Villegas/ Released)
GUAM: A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) vehicle, assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, sits on the beach during Valiant Shield 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sarah Villegas/ Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: An F/A-18E Super Hornet flies above the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) as part of flight operations during Valiant Shield 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven Leigh Ellis/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: An F/A-18E Super Hornet flies above the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) as part of flight operations during Valiant Shield 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven Leigh Ellis/Released)
PORT DE PECHE, Djibouti: Engineman 2nd Class Jose Cortez, assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron Eight provides security during a 34-ft patrol boat recovery at Port de Peche, Djibouti. (Photo by U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Emily Brockway)
PORT DE PECHE, Djibouti: Engineman 2nd Class Jose Cortez, assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron Eight provides security during a 34-ft patrol boat recovery at Port de Peche, Djibouti. (Photo by U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Emily Brockway)
PHILIPPINE SEA: USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) lead a formation of Carrier Strike Group Five and Expeditionary Strike Group Seven ships including, USS Momsen (DDG 92), USS Chancellorsville (CG 62), USS Stethem (DDG 63), USS Benfold (DDG 65), USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54), USS Germantown (LSD 42), USS Barry (DDG 52), USS Green Bay (LPD 20), USS McCampbell (DDG 85), as wells as USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) during a photo exercise to signify the completion of Valiant Shield 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christian Senyk/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) lead a formation of Carrier Strike Group Five and Expeditionary Strike Group Seven ships including, USS Momsen (DDG 92), USS Chancellorsville (CG 62), USS Stethem (DDG 63), USS Benfold (DDG 65), USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54), USS Germantown (LSD 42), USS Barry (DDG 52), USS Green Bay (LPD 20), USS McCampbell (DDG 85), as wells as USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) during a photo exercise to signify the completion of Valiant Shield 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christian Senyk/Released)
MUSCAT, OMAN: A U.S. Navy Landing Craft Air Cushioned (LCAC) with Assault Craft Unit 4 prepares to transport U.S. and international citizens during a bilateral non-combatant evacuation exercise at the U.S. Embassy, Muscat, Oman. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lauren A. Falk/Released)
MUSCAT, OMAN: A U.S. Navy Landing Craft Air Cushioned (LCAC) with Assault Craft Unit 4 prepares to transport U.S. and international citizens during a bilateral non-combatant evacuation exercise at the U.S. Embassy, Muscat, Oman. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lauren A. Falk/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Sailors ride a rigid-hull inflatable boat during a visit, board, search and seizer exercise aboard the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during Valiant Shield 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond D. Diaz III/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Sailors ride a rigid-hull inflatable boat during a visit, board, search and seizer exercise aboard the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during Valiant Shield 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond D. Diaz III/Released)
EILAT, Israel: Sailors handle a line on the forecastle of the guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) during sea and anchor detail. Roosevelt, deployed as part of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group, is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Taylor A. Elberg)
EILAT, Israel: Sailors handle a line on the forecastle of the guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) during sea and anchor detail. Roosevelt, deployed as part of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group, is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Taylor A. Elberg)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) transits the Philippine Sea to approach the Military Sealift Command (MSC) Fleet Replenishment Oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) for a replenishment-at-sea during Valiant Shield 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew Schneider/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) transits the Philippine Sea to approach the Military Sealift Command (MSC) Fleet Replenishment Oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) for a replenishment-at-sea during Valiant Shield 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew Schneider/Released)
SANTA RITA, GUAM : Sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron Two (CRS-2) get underway on a Coastal Riverine Group One, Det Guam Mark VI Patrol Boat during Valiant Shield 2016 in Santa Rita, Guam, Sep. 17, 2016. Valiant Shield is a biennial U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps exercise held in Guam, focusing on real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces at sea, in the air, on land and in cyberspace. (U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arthurgwain L. Marquez/Released)
SANTA RITA, GUAM : Sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron Two (CRS-2) get underway on a Coastal Riverine Group One, Det Guam Mark VI Patrol Boat during Valiant Shield 2016 in Santa Rita, Guam, Sep. 17, 2016. Valiant Shield is a biennial U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps exercise held in Guam, focusing on real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces at sea, in the air, on land and in cyberspace. (U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arthurgwain L. Marquez/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42), bottom, and the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), left, approach the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) for a replenishment-at-sea during Valiant Shield 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond D. Diaz III/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42), bottom, and the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), left, approach the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) for a replenishment-at-sea during Valiant Shield 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond D. Diaz III/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: A landing craft, air cushion transits near the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Rawad Madanat/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: A landing craft, air cushion transits near the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Rawad Madanat/Released)

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