YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Arabian Gulf, South China 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 from the Red Lions of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 15 flies as the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) conducts flight operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

ARABIAN GULF: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Red Lions of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 15 flies as the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) conducts flight operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

USS Rodney M. Davis Participates in CARAT Brunei 2014

SOUTH CHINA SEA: A rigid-hull inflatable boat attached to the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) supports a visit, board, search and seizure training exercise during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Brunei 2014.

GULF OF OMAN: Sailors from the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) conduct coxswain training aboard a rigid-hull inflatable boat.

GULF OF OMAN: Sailors from the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) conduct coxswain training aboard a rigid-hull inflatable boat.

WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN:  Gunner's Mate Seaman Devin Adams, from Cleveland, Ohio, performs weekly maintenance on the MK-38 machine gun aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63).

WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN: Gunner’s Mate Seaman Devin Adams, from Cleveland, Ohio, performs weekly maintenance on the MK-38 machine gun aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63).

PHILIPPINE SEA: The guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97), left, the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force tank landing ship JDS Shimokita (LST 4002), the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42), and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter destroyer JDS Ise (DDH 182) participate in a photo exercise for Keen Sword.

PHILIPPINE SEA: The guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97), left, the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force tank landing ship JDS Shimokita (LST 4002), the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42), and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter destroyer JDS Ise (DDH 182) participate in a photo exercise for Keen Sword.

RED SEA: Sailors aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) prepare to take on fuel from the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE 6) during a replenishment-at-sea.

RED SEA: Sailors aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) prepare to take on fuel from the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE 6) during a replenishment-at-sea.

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YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Arabian Gulf, South China Sea, Red Sea