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AMAZON RIVER, Brazil: U.S. Navy physicians discuss aeronautical medical evacuation procedures on the flight deck of the Brazilian navy Oswaldo Cruz-class hospital ship NAsH Carlos Chagas (U 19) following a medical clinic mission stop in Prainha, Brazil, Feb. 26, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Byron C. Linder/Released)

Your Navy Operating Forward – Australia, Spain, Brazil

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.

GULF OF ADEN: An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37 embarked aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) hovers over a merchant ship during a medical evacuation training drill in the Gulf of Aden, March 1, 2019, during Lucky Mariner 19. (U.S. Navy photo by Intelligence Specialist 3rd Class Zachary Cervantes/Released)
PHILLIPINE SEA: The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) fires a Mark-38 25 mm machine gun during a live-fire gunnery exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeremy Graham/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the South China Sea, Feb. 28, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Skyler Okerman/Released)
COCKBURN SOUND: The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) joins the Royal Australian Navy Collins class submarines HMAS Collins(573), HMAS Farncomb (514), HMAS Dechaineux (576) and HMAS Sheean (577) in formation in the West Australian Exercise Area. (Courtesy photo by CPOIS Damian Pawlenko/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: Sailors transit in a rigid-hull inflatable boat after being launched from the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) during maritime security operations in the Gulf of Aden, Feb. 21, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Logan C. Kellums)
JAVA SEA: The Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) pulls alongside the Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200) during a replenishment-at-sea evolution. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tristin Barth/Released)
AMAZON RIVER, Brazil: U.S. Navy physicians discuss aeronautical medical evacuation procedures on the flight deck of the Brazilian navy Oswaldo Cruz-class hospital ship NAsH Carlos Chagas (U 19) following a medical clinic mission stop in Prainha, Brazil, Feb. 26, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Byron C. Linder/Released)
BALTIC SEA: Sailors from the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) send a fuel sample to an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter from the Spartans of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM 70) before a helicopter in-flight refueling exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Andrew Hays/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) transits the Arabian Gulf, Feb. 20, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob Milham/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: Sailors aboard the Avenger class mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) prepare to connect fuel hoses during a replenishment-at-sea with the Henry J. Kaiser-class replenishment oiler ship USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jordan Crouch/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) fires the Mark 45 5-inch gun during a gunnery exercise, Feb. 25, 2019 (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Will Hardy/Released)
GULF OF ADEN: Sailors prepare to secure a load aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) during a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) in the Gulf of Aden, Feb. 19, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Logan C. Kellums/Released)
COCKBURN SOUND: The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) joins the Royal Australian Navy Collins-class submarines HMAS Collins (S73), HMAS Farncomb (S74), HMAS Dechaineux (S76) and HMAS Sheean (S77) in formation in the West Australian Exercise Area. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of the RAN by LSIS Richard Cordell/Released)
PHILLIPINE SEA: The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) fires its 5-inch gun during a live-fire gunnery exercise. Chancellorsville is forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeremy Graham/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Andrew Ball sits in a rigid-hull inflatable boat approaching the Egyptian navy Descubierta-class corvette El Suez (F946) during a passing exercise with the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74), Feb. 25, 2019 (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Will Hardy/Released)
GULF OF OMAN: The guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) in the Gulf of Oman, March 1, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Abigayle Lutz/Released)
STIRLING, Australia: The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) arrives at the Royal Australian Navy base HMAS Stirling for a scheduled port visit. Santa Fe is deployed to the Indo-Pacific to enhance alliances and promote peace and stability in the region (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Tommaso Mastroianni/Released)
ROTA, SPAIN: Sailors use needle guns to remove rust from the anchor chain of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) at Naval Station Rota, Spain, Feb. 23, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Turner/Released)

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