YOUR Navy Operating Forward – East China Sea, Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Aden

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.

EAST CHINA SEA: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter attached to the Island Knights of the Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HMS) 25 delivers supplies on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20).

EAST CHINA SEA: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter attached to the Island Knights of the Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HMS) 25 delivers supplies on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20).

WATERS TO THE WEST OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) is underway during exercise Foal Eagle 2015.

WATERS TO THE WEST OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) is underway during exercise Foal Eagle 2015.

EAST CHINA SEA: The amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) and the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) participate in a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos (T-AO 197).

EAST CHINA SEA: The amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) and the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) participate in a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos (T-AO 197).

ARABIAN GULF: Navy Counselor 1st class Jorge Delgado stands a communication watch to relay information aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) during a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7).

ARABIAN GULF: Navy Counselor 1st class Jorge Delgado stands a communication watch to relay information aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) during a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7).

GULF OF ADEN: The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Laramie (T-AO-203) transits alongside the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during a replenishment-at-sea.

GULF OF ADEN: The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Laramie (T-AO-203) transits alongside the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during a replenishment-at-sea.

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YOUR Navy Operating Forward – East China Sea, Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Aden