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Your Navy Operating Forward – Souda Bay, Rota, Singapore

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.

VENICE, Italy: The guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) as it sits pier-side in Venice, Italy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ford Williams/Released)
VENICE, Italy: The guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) as it sits pier-side in Venice, Italy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ford Williams/Released)
CHANGI, Singapore: Sailors conduct boat operations using a twin boom extensible crane to lower a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) into the water aboard littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amy M. Ressler/Released)
CHANGI, Singapore: Sailors conduct boat operations using a twin boom extensible crane to lower a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) into the water aboard littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amy M. Ressler/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Sailors aboard USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) conduct a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alyssa Weeks/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Sailors aboard USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) conduct a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alyssa Weeks/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Jarret Hal signals as crew remove chocks and chains from a MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 26 as it prepares to lift-off the flight deck of Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) during flight quarters. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tim Comerford)
ARABIAN SEA: Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Jarret Hal signals as crew remove chocks and chains from a MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 26 as it prepares to lift-off the flight deck of Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) during flight quarters. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tim Comerford)
SOUDA BAY, Greece: The guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conducts an anchoring detail evolution. Porter, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ford Williams/Released)
SOUDA BAY, Greece: The guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conducts an anchoring detail evolution. Porter, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ford Williams/Released)
ROTA, Spain: Sailors assigned to deck division pull mooring lines aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) as the ship prepares to pull into Rota, Spain for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Jenkins/Released)
ROTA, Spain: Sailors assigned to deck division pull mooring lines aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) as the ship prepares to pull into Rota, Spain for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Jenkins/Released)
CHANGI, Singapore: Sailors assigned to the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) conduct small boat operations and maneuvering tactics while the ship is pier side. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amy M. Ressler/Released)
CHANGI, Singapore: Sailors assigned to the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) conduct small boat operations and maneuvering tactics while the ship is pier side. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amy M. Ressler/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: An MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to the Blackjacks of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21, delivers supplies to the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) during a vertical replenishment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Devin M. Langer/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: An MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to the Blackjacks of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21, delivers supplies to the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) during a vertical replenishment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Devin M. Langer/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Fire Controlmen 2nd Class Jocelyn Caro, left, and Spencer Bagwell conduct maintenance on a Sea RAM close-in weapon system aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ford Williams/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Fire Controlmen 2nd Class Jocelyn Caro, left, and Spencer Bagwell conduct maintenance on a Sea RAM close-in weapon system aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ford Williams/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) transits the Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tim Comerford/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) transits the Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tim Comerford/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Alan Farthing, front, secures a hose during a freshwater wash down aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67). (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brianna K. Green/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Alan Farthing, front, secures a hose during a freshwater wash down aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67). (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brianna K. Green/Released)
CHANGI, Singapore: Sailors conduct boat operations using a twin boom extensible crane to low a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) into the water aboard littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amy M. Ressler/Released)
CHANGI, Singapore: Sailors conduct boat operations using a twin boom extensible crane to low a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) into the water aboard littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amy M. Ressler/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Jarret Hal signals as crew remove chocks and chains from a MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 26 as it prepares to lift-off the flight deck of Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) during flight operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tim Comerford/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Jarret Hal signals as crew remove chocks and chains from a MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 26 as it prepares to lift-off the flight deck of Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) during flight operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tim Comerford/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) transits the Mediterranean Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alyssa Weeks/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) transits the Mediterranean Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alyssa Weeks/Released

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