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EAST CHINA SEA: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the "Island Knights" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 passes in front of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) as it prepares to land on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Galbreath/Released)

Your Navy Operating Forward – Copenhagen, Suez Canal, Philippine 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: Airman Xavier McCullar, from Malakoff, Texas, signals to the pilots of an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14 to take off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 10, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant G. Grady/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: A Mark 45 5-inch gun is fired during a live-fire exercise aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78), Jan. 12, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Turner/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 75, attached to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5, embarked aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23), transits the Arabian Sea while on 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)
EAST CHINA SEA: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the “Island Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 passes in front of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) as it prepares to land on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Galbreath/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: An EA-18G Growler assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 133 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 10, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant G. Grady/Released)
COPENHAGEN: The guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) is moored in Copenhagen, Denmark, Jan. 14, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of NATO by FRAN WO Christian Valverde/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: An amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) transits the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) during the start of the “Alexander the Great” exercise, Jan. 5, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brandon Parker/Released)
SUEZ CANAL: Lt. j.g. Jeremiah Johnson stands watch in the pilot house of the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) while transiting the Suez Canal, Jan. 15, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Roys/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74),left, and the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155), and the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), right, sail in formation as a C-2A Greyhound, assigned to Fleet Logistics Combat Support Squadron (VRC) 30, detachment 4, conducts a flyover in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 16, 2019, during exercise Intrepid Sentinel. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jake Greenberg/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Walter Rutherford, from Cheyenne, Wyo., signals commands to a CH-47 Chinook helicopter assigned to the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) during deck landing qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Anaid Banuelos Rodriguez/Released)

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