YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Arabian Gulf, East China Sea, Gulf of Oman

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: The patrol boat USCG Adak (WPB 1333) acts as a small boat threat towards the guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) during a simulated strait transit while participating in Spartan Kopis  15-01.

ARABIAN GULF: The patrol boat USCG Adak (WPB 1333) acts as a small boat threat towards the guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) during a simulated strait transit while participating in Spartan Kopis 15-01.

EAST CHINA SEA: A MH-60S helicopter attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 takes off from the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).

EAST CHINA SEA: A MH-60S helicopter attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 takes off from the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).

U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY: The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO 188) transits alongside the guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105), not pictured, during a replenishment-at-sea.

U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY: The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO 188) transits alongside the guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105), not pictured, during a replenishment-at-sea.

GULF OF OMAN: The guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101) approaches the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO 188) for a replenishment-at-sea.

GULF OF OMAN: The guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101) approaches the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO 188) for a replenishment-at-sea.

ARABIAN GULF: The Cyclone-class patrol craft USS Sirocco (PC 6) transits in the Arabian Gulf during a simulated strait transit while participating in Spartan Kopis  15-01.

ARABIAN GULF: The Cyclone-class patrol craft USS Sirocco (PC 6) transits in the Arabian Gulf during a simulated strait transit while participating in Spartan Kopis 15-01.

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YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Arabian Gulf, East China Sea, Gulf of Oman