YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Adriatic Sea, Croatia, East China 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.

ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 11, 2015) The Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) performs a replenishment-at-sea with the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), not pictured.

ARABIAN GULF: USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) performs a replenishment-at-sea with USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), not pictured.

EAST CHINA SEA: Sailors aboard the Arleigh-burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) prepare to conduct an underway replenishment with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4).

EAST CHINA SEA: Sailors aboard USS Lassen (DDG 82) prepare to conduct an underway replenishment with USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4).

ARABIAN GULF: Aviation Support Equipment Technician 2nd Class Adam Haffner, from Monroeville, Ind., assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), directs the landing of an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 during flight operations.

ARABIAN GULF: Aviation Support Equipment Technician 2nd Class Adam Haffner, assigned to USS New York (LPD 21), directs the landing of an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 during flight operations.

ADRIATIC SEA: Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) flagship the guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) is underway during ship maneuvering exercises between SNMG2 and Croatian navy ships. SNMG2 ships exercised with the Croatian Navy after a port visit to Split, Croatia.

ADRIATIC SEA: Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) flagship USS Vicksburg (CG 69) is underway during ship maneuvering exercises between SNMG2 and Croatian navy ships. 

ARABIAN GULF: An E-2C Hawkeye from the Sun Kings of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 116 launches from the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) as the ship conducts flight operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

ARABIAN GULF: An E-2C Hawkeye from the Sun Kings of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 116 launches from USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) as the ship conducts flight operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

SPLIT, Croatia: The Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) Spanish frigate ESPS Canarias (F 86) is escorted by tugboats as it departs port.

SPLIT, Croatia: The Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) Spanish frigate ESPS Canarias (F 86) is escorted by tugboats as it departs port.

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YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Adriatic Sea, Croatia, East China Sea