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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) transits in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kaitlyn E. Eads/Released)

Your Navy Operating Forward – Dardanelles Strait, Bosphorus Strait, Strait of Hormuz

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: U.S. Sailors assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) conduct small boat operations in the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nick Bauer/Released)
BOSPHORUS STRAIT: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) transits the Bosphorus Strait, en route to the Black Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ford Williams/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151, launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Gulf, during exercise Intrepid Sentinel. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant G. Grady/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY: The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) transits the Strait of Hormuz. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph Miller/Released)
STRAIT OF HORMUZ: The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) transits the Strait of Hormuz, while deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph Miller/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: An MH-53E Sea Dragon, assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 15, prepares to land as it transports the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Russell Smith to the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant G. Grady/Released)
DARDANELLES STRAIT: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) transits the Dardanelles Strait, en route to the Black Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ford Williams/Released)
5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: A Panther anti-submarine helicopter, assigned to France’s Marine Nationale air defense destroyer FS Cassard (D 614), lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Gulf, during exercise Intrepid Sentinel. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph Miller/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: U.S. Navy Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Brandon Ross, from Honeapath, South Carolina, salutes the pilot of a Panther anti-submarine helicopter, assigned to France’s Marine Nationale air defense destroyer FS Cassard (D 614), as it approaches the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) while conducting daylight landing qualifications in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 15, 2019, during exercise Intrepid Sentinel. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan D. McLearnon/Released)
STRAIT OF HORMUZ: The guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) transits the Strait of Hormuz, while assigned to the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group, deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph Miller/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: An MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14, flies toward the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Gulf, during exercise Intrepid Sentinel. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jarrod A. Schad/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Landing craft, air cushion (LCAC) 47, assigned to Naval Beach Unit 7, approaches the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) during well deck operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Barker/Released)
ARABIAN SEA: U.S. Sailors conduct corrosion control maintenance on a C-2A Greyhound, assigned to Fleet Logistics Combat Support Squadron (VRC) 30, detachment 4, on 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 Seaman Joshua L. Leonard/Released)
STRAIT OF HORMUZ: The guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) transits the Strait of Hormuz, while assigned to the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (CSG), deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph Miller/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) transits in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kaitlyn E. Eads/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) transits the Mediterranean Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ford Williams/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: U.S. Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), receive pallets of food during a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200) in the Arabian Gulf. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nick Bauer/Released)

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