YOUR Navy Operating Forward – East China Sea, Gulf Of Oman, Pacific Ocean

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 in the waters off the coast of California or forward deployed to the North Arabian Sea, 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.

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Chief petty officers aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) man the rails to say goodbye to their shipmates.

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The guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) flies the 242-foot Homeward Bound Pennant.

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Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Justin Savage, left, and Lt. Zachary Boguslawski watch as an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Blue Diamonds of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146 prepares to land aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68).

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A landing craft, air cushion (LCAC) approaches the well deck of dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during an emergency rescue exercise.

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Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) use a searchlight to communicate with the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62).

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YOUR Navy Operating Forward – East China Sea, Gulf Of Oman, Pacific Ocean