YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Arabian Gulf, Indian Ocean, Red 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: Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Dylan Dennison fires the shot line from the guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) to the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) during a replenishment-at-sea.

ARABIAN GULF: Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Dylan Dennison fires the shot line from the guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) to the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) during a replenishment-at-sea.

RED SEA: The guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) fires its MK-45 5-inch 54/62 caliber gun during a live-fire exercise.

RED SEA: The guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) fires its MK-45 5-inch 54/62 caliber gun during a live-fire exercise.

GULF OF ADEN: The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) transits the Gulf of Aden.

GULF OF ADEN: The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) transits the Gulf of Aden.

INDIAN OCEAN: Cmdr. Mark Nieswiadomy, left, and Cmdr. Marc Crawford observe an emergency smoke float from the port bridge wing aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101).

INDIAN OCEAN: Cmdr. Mark Nieswiadomy, left, and Cmdr. Marc Crawford observe an emergency smoke float from the port bridge wing aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101).

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) participate in a visit, board, search and seizure training exercise. Donald Cook is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) participate in a visit, board, search and seizure training exercise. Donald Cook is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet

ARABIAN GULF: The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) conducts a connected replenishment with the guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) as the amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) transits alongside.

ARABIAN GULF: The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) conducts a connected replenishment with the guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) as the amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) transits alongside.

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YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Arabian Gulf, Indian Ocean, Red Sea