YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Gulf of Aden, Philippine Sea, 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 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.

NPASE EAST, USS Carter Hall (LSD 50)

The amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) pulls alongside the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Cesar Chavez (T-AKE 14) for a replenishment-at-sea in the Gulf of Aden.


Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) Airman Lars Moberg, from Las Vegas, gives the all-clear signal for the catapult on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) in the Philippine Sea.


The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Albuquerque (SSN 706) returns to Naval Base Point Loma following a seven-month deployment to the western Pacific region.


Sailors pull in mooring lines on the foc’sle of the guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) as the ship prepares to moor at Fleet Activities Yokosuka in Yokosuka, Japan.


An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Argonauts of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147 launches off the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Responsibilty.


The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) makes preparations for mooring into Chinhae for a port visit in Chinhae, Republic of Korea.

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YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Gulf of Aden, Philippine Sea, Japan