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

ARABIAN GULF: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Red Lions of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 15 hoovers over the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) as Sailors attach a load of cargo during a replenishment-at-sea.

ARABIAN GULF: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Red Lions of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 15 hovers over the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) as Sailors attach a load of cargo during a replenishment-at-sea.

WHITE BEACH, Okinawa: The amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) arrives at White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa.

WHITE BEACH, Okinawa: The amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) arrives at White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa.

OKINAWA, Japan: The mine countermeasures ship USS Patriot (MCM 7) departs White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa.

OKINAWA, Japan: The mine countermeasures ship USS Patriot (MCM 7) departs White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa.

ARABIAN GULF: The guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), right, comes alongside the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) during a replenishment-at-sea.

ARABIAN GULF: The guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), right, comes alongside the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) during a replenishment-at-sea.

EAST CHINA SEA: An MH-60S helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) Squadron 25 takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48).

EAST CHINA SEA: An MH-60S helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) Squadron 25 takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48).

EAST CHINA SEA: Amphibious assault vehicles launch from the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).

EAST CHINA SEA: Amphibious assault vehicles launch from the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).

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