YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Arabian Gulf, Mediterranean Sea, 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: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Dragon Whales of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 picks up equipment from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).

ARABIAN GULF: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Dragon Whales of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 picks up equipment from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).

 MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) approaches the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (TAO 195) for a replenishment-at-sea.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) approaches the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (TAO 195) for a replenishment-at-sea.

RED SEA: The guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) launches Tomahawk cruise missiles.

RED SEA: The guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) launches Tomahawk cruise missiles.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) approaches the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (TAO 195) and USS Cole (DDG 67) during a replenishment-at-sea.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) approaches the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (TAO 195) and USS Cole (DDG 67) during a replenishment-at-sea.

PACIFIC OCEAN: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) maneuvers alongside the Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship USNS Pecos (T-AKE-197) to conduct a replenishment-at-sea during Valiant Shield 2014.

PACIFIC OCEAN: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) maneuvers alongside the Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship USNS Pecos (T-AKE-197) to conduct a replenishment-at-sea during Valiant Shield 2014.

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YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Arabian Gulf, Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea