YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Arabian Gulf, Pacific Ocean, Mediterranean 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: Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87), left, tend lines on the foc’sle as a fuel probe is extended from the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3) during a replenishment-at-sea, Feb. 6. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rob Aylward/Released)

Arabian Gulf: Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87), left, tend lines on the foc’sle as a fuel probe is extended from the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3) during a replenishment-at-sea, Feb. 6. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rob Aylward/Released)

A Sailor from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 3 rappels from an MH-60S Sea Hawk from the Red Lions of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 15 onto the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Feb. 6. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Fenaroli/Released)

Pacific Ocean: A Sailor from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 3 rappels from an MH-60S Sea Hawk from the Red Lions of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 15 onto the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Feb. 6. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Fenaroli/Released)

Arabian Sea: An MV-22 Osprey takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), Jan. 28. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenan O'Connor/Released)

Arabian Sea: An MV-22 Osprey takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), Jan. 28. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenan O’Connor/Released)

Arabian Gulf: A Sailor runs toward a recently received pallet on the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) during a vertical replenishment at sea, Jan. 28. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mark El-Rayes/Released)

Arabian Gulf: A Sailor runs toward a recently received pallet on the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) during a vertical replenishment at sea, Jan. 28. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mark El-Rayes/Released)

Mediterranean Sea: Sailors maneuver a rigid-hull inflatable boat alongside the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) during small boat operations, Feb. 5. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amanda R. Gray/Released)

Mediterranean Sea: Sailors maneuver a rigid-hull inflatable boat alongside the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) during small boat operations, Feb. 5. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amanda R. Gray/Released)

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YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Arabian Gulf, Pacific Ocean, Mediterranean Sea