YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Arabian Gulf, Strait of Gibraltar, Japan

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.

STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR: The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) transits the Strait of Gibraltar as part of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group.

STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR: The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) transits the Strait of Gibraltar as part of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group.

ARABIAN GULF: Fire Controlman 2nd Class Jordan Klaiber fires a shot line to the Military Sealift Command  dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE-10) during an underway replenishment aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43).

ARABIAN GULF: Fire Controlman 2nd Class Jordan Klaiber fires a shot line to the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE-10) during an underway replenishment aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43).

WATERS EAST OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA: Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1631, assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, lowers its ramp inside the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20).

WATERS EAST OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA: Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1631, assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, lowers its ramp inside the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20).

STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR: An HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter attached to the Dragonslayers of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 11 patrols the Strait of Gibraltar as the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group transits the strait.

STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR: An HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter attached to the Dragonslayers of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 11 patrols the Strait of Gibraltar as the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group transits the strait.

SEA OF JAPAN: Amphibious assault vehicles assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) launch from the well deck of the Whidbey-Island-class amphibious assault ship USS Ashland (LSD 48).

SEA OF JAPAN: Amphibious assault vehicles assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) launch from the well deck of the Whidbey-Island-class amphibious assault ship USS Ashland (LSD 48).

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YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Arabian Gulf, Strait of Gibraltar, Japan