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ADRIATIC SEA: Airman Stephen Plummer, from Lansdale, Pa., signals an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the "Nightdippers" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 5 to lift off of the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael Singley/Released)

Your Navy Operating Forward – Ionian Sea, Adriatic Sea, Strait of Gibraltar

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.

USS Montgomery (LCS 8) launches a RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Apr. 23, 2019) Independence variant littoral combat ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8) launches a RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) during a missile exercise. Montgomery is underway in the Eastern Pacific conducting routine training. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Morgan K. Nall/released) 190423 N IA905 1001

STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR: Sailors conduct a foreign object debris walk down on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) while transiting the Strait of Gibraltar, May 3, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Connor D. Loessin/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: An E-2D Hawkeye from the “Bluetails” of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121 prepares to make an arrested landing on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael Singley/Released)
SUVA, Fiji: Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) man the rails as Stockdale pulls into Suva, Fiji, for a port visit, April 30, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Abigayle Lutz/Released)
ADRIATIC SEA: Airman Stephen Plummer, from Lansdale, Pa., signals an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the “Nightdippers” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 5 to lift off of the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael Singley/Released)
BALTIC SEA: Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Haylee Brown fires a shot line from the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) to the German navy replenishment tanker FGS Rhoen (A1443) in preparation for a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Andrew Hays/Released)
IONIAN SEA: An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the “Jolly Rogers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 makes an arrested landing on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Garrett LaBarge/Released)
NAVAL BASE GUAM: Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5, jump out of a MH-60S Seahawk helicopter, attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25, during a Cast and Recovery portion of the Naval Helicopter Rope Suspension Technique (HRST) course. (U.S Navy photo by Construction Mechanic 2nd Class Monica Wahls)
ARABIAN GULF: A landing craft, air cushion approaches the well deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kaitlyn E. Eads/Released)
STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR: A P-8 Poseidon flies alongside the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Strait of Gibraltar, May 3, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Connor D. Loessin/Released)
MARSEILLE, France: Sailors tow an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) while pulling out of Marseille, France, May 1, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ikenna Tanaka/Released)
JAKARTA, Indonesia: The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and embarked U.S. 7th Fleet staff arrive in Jakarta, Indonesia, for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Angeles A. Miron/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) fires its Mark 45 5-inch gun during a live-fire exercise in the Mediterranean Sea, May 2, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Krystina Coffey/Released)
IONIAN SEA: An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the “Fist of the Fleet” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 25 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael Singley/Released)
SUVA, Fiji: The guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) is anchored in Suva, Fiji, for a port visit, May 1, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Abigayle Lutz/Released)
ARABIAN GULF: The dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3) sends stores to the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Eduardo Jorge/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) transits the South China Sea. Blue Ridge is the oldest operational ship in the Navy and, as U.S. 7th Fleet command ship, actively works to foster relationships with allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific Region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Jimmy Ong/Released)

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