YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Croatia, Arabian Gulf, East China Sea

At all times your Navy is 100 percent on watch around the globe helping to preserve the American way of life. Whether your Sailors are 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. Operating forward allows your Navy to be where it matters, when it matters. The imagery below highlights the Navy’s ability to provide those options.

East China Sea: The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) transits the East China Sea.

East China Sea: The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) shows presence in the 7th Fleet as she transits the East China Sea.

Gulf of Oman: An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the “Swordsmen” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).

Gulf of Oman: An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the “Swordsmen” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32 launches from USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).

East China Sea: Naval Aircrewman 3rd Class Philip Franzoni and Aviation Electronics Technician 1st Class Steven Bowden, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25, check their internal communications during flight operations with the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).

East China Sea: Naval Aircrewman 3rd Class Philip Franzoni and Aviation Electronics Technician 1st Class Steven Bowden, check their internal communications during flight operations with USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).

Okinawa: Landing craft air cushion vehicles assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 pass each other while transferring equipment and personnel assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) to the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).

Okinawa: Landing craft air cushion vehicles assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 pass each other while transferring equipment and personnel assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) to USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).

East China Sea: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).

East China Sea: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 takes off from the flight deck of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).

Croatia: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) prepares to pull into Split, Croatia, for a scheduled port visit.

Croatia: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) prepares to pull into Split, Croatia, for a scheduled port visit.

Arabian Gulf: A landing signalman (enlisted) directs an MH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to the Blackhawks of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 15 on the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49).

Arabian Gulf: A landing signalman (enlisted) directs an MH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to the Blackhawks of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 15 on the flight deck of USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49).

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YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Croatia, Arabian Gulf, East China Sea