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PHILIPPINE SEA: Multiple landing craft, air cushion (LCAC) vehicles prepare to exit the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). Wasp, flagship of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, is operating in the Indo-Pacific region to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin F. Davella III/Released)

Your Navy Operating Forward – Skagerrak Strait, Philippine Sea, Indian Ocean

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 amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) approaches the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) as they conduct a replenishment-at-sea with the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin F. Davella III/Released)
INDIAN OCEAN: Capt. Randy Peck, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), and Cmdr. Desobry Bowens, operations officer of Carrier Airwing (CVW) 9, launch from the flight deck in an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41 in the Indian Ocean, Jan. 29, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 3rd Class Grant G. Grady/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters assigned to the “Island Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 transport supplies during a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Barker/Released)
DJIBOUTI: The Arliegh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) gets underway from the Port of Djibouti in support of exercise Cutlass Express escorted by a Navy tactical patrol boat assigned to Combined Task Group (68.6), Jan. 28, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joe Rullo/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Multiple landing craft, air cushion (LCAC) vehicles prepare to exit the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin F. Davella III/Released)
INDIAN OCEAN: The dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE 9) transits the Indian Ocean after a replenishment-at-sea with the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), Jan. 31, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jeffery L. Southerland/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Nico Tribble, from Capitol Heights, Maryland., directs a landing craft, air cushion (LCAC) to depart the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) during transportation of Marine vehicles and equipment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sarah Myers/Released)
SKAGERRAK STRAIT: A pilot boat arrives alongside the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) in the Skagerrak Strait, Jan. 30, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Turner/Released)
INDIAN OCEAN: Sailors assigned to the air department stand in ranks on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Indian Ocean, Feb. 4, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Connor D. Loessin/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) transits the Mediterranean Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brandon Parker/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: Sailors observe as the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) pulls alongside the Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3) during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Roys/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: A landing craft, air cushion (LCAC) enters the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin F. Davella III/Released)
EAST CHINA SEA: Lt. j.g. Bryan Hunt, left, and Lt. j.g. Matt Johnston, both assigned to the “Golden Swordsmen” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 47, conduct flight operations during a coordinated maritime patrol operational procedures exercise with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force service members from Fleet Air Wing 5. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kevin A. Flinn/Released)
INDIAN OCEAN: An SA-330J Puma helicopter lifts cargo off of the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during a replenishment-at-sea in the Indian Ocean, Jan. 31, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jeffery L. Southerland/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20), the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193), and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) conduct a replenishment-at-sea with MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters assigned to the “Island Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Barker/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class Dustin Gipson, left, and Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class Brooke Fletcher maneuver a lift to conduct maintenance on the port aircraft elevator aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Casey Moore/Released)

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