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ARABIAN SEA: An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 takes off from the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant G. Grady/Released)

Your Navy Operating Forward – United Arab Emirates, Portugal, Phillipines

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 SEA: An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant G. Grady/Released)
PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines: The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Greenville (SSN 772) crosses the bow of the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) before mooring alongside the ship. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Willoughby/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Brandon Ross, right, from Honeapath, South Carolina, supports Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Brian Bruni, from Kingston, Massachusetts, as he connects cargo to an SA-330 Puma helicopter on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) during a vertical replenishment with the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) in the northern Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan D. McLearnon/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Military Sealift Command civil service mariners Nelson Cherton, left, and Chris Mcardle prepare for flight operations on the flight deck of the Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Fred Gray IV/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: Two SA-330 Puma helicopters transport supplies between the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) during a vertical replenishment in the northern Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan D. McLearnon/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: A Mark 18 Mod 2 unmanned underwater vehicle with Atlas configuration is launched aboard Royal Fleet Auxiliary landing ship dock Cardigan Bay (L3009) during Mine Countermeasures Exercise (MCMEX) 19-1. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin J. Steinberg/Released)
FUNCHAL, Portugal: Fire Controlman 2nd Class Corey Fox stands watch as the Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) departs Funchal, Portugal. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)
Arabian Sea: USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) sail in formation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Connor D. Loessin/Released)
GULF OF OMAN: Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Erick Smith, assigned to the “Blackjacks” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21, inspects the tail rotor of an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter on the flight deck of Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during a scheduled deployment of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chandler Harrell/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 takes off from the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant G. Grady/Released)
INDIAN OCEAN: The guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) fires a Mark 38 25 mm machine gun during a live-fire exercise in the Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nick Bauer)
SUEZ CANAL: The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) approaches the Peace Bridge while transiting the Suez Canal during a deployment of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan M. Breeden/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 prepares to launch off the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Skyler Moore/Released)
JEBEL ALI, United Arab Emirates: The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) departs Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates, during a deployment of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Phillips/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: An MV-22 Osprey, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 166 (Reinforced) from the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), prepares to land on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Connor D. Loessin/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 71 performs a vertical replenishment on the fo’c’sle aboard the guided-missile criser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) in the Indian Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nick Bauer/Released)

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