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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: Sailors perform pre-flight checks on an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter on the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Eduardo Jorge/Released)

Your Navy Operating Forward – Baltic Sea, North Sea, 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.

U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: Sailors perform pre-flight checks on an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter on the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Eduardo Jorge/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) fires its 5-inch Mark 45 lightweight gun during a live-fire gunnery exercise while operating in the Philippine Sea, March 10, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeremy Graham/Released)
INDIAN OCEAN: An F/A-18E Super Hornet, right, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 and an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to VFA 14 launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Indian Ocean, March 7, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant G. Grady/Released)
NORTH SEA: The guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) breaks away from the German navy replenishment tanker FGS Spessart (A 1442) following a replenishment-at-sea, March 11, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Andrew Hays/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Sailors aboard the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Pioneer (MCM 9) lower a mine neutralization vehicle to search and disarm training mines as the ship conducts a mine hunting exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Mortensen/Released)
APRA HARBOR, Guam: The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Oklahoma City (SSN 723) prepares to moor next to the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Cesar Chavez (T-AKE 14) during an exercise in Apra Harbor, March 11, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jordyn Diomede/Released)
GULF OF OMAN: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter hovers, waiting to drop crates from the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) to the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD-43) during a vertical replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Davin BrinkClapp/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Milius (DDG 69), USS McCampbell (DDG 85), and USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) are underway in formation during a live-fire gunnery exercise, March 10, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeremy Graham/Released)
SUEZ CANAL: The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Florida (SSGN 728) transits the Suez Canal, March 8, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Will Hardy/Released)
BALTIC SEA: Sailors man the rails as the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) approaches the German navy replenishment tanker FGS Spessart (A 1442) for a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Andrew Hays/Released)
PHILIPPINES: Sailors assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 16 prepare a P-8A aircraft for a flight, Feb. 1, 2019. (US Navy photo taken by Lt. Cmdr Alan Johnson/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Tyler Ocana observes as fuel is received aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) during a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Megan Anuci/Released)
NORTH SEA: The guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) and the guided-missile frigate ORP General K. Pulaski (FrR 272) conduct a replenishment-at-sea with the German navy replenishment tanker FGS Spessart (A 1442), March 11, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Andrew Hays/Released)
ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 prepares to take off for a Cope North 2019 (CN19) group photo, Feb. 20, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Xavier Navarro/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) fires its 5-inch Mark 45 lightweight gun during a live-fire training exercise while operating in the Philippine Sea, March 10, 2019. (U.S. navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Alexandra Seeley/Released)

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