YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Gulf of Oman, Arabian Gulf, Diego Garcia, Souda Bay

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 California or forward deployed to the Mediterranean 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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Capt. Sara Joyner, commander of Carrier Air Wing 3, pilots an F/A-18F Super Hornet as it launches from the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) for her last flight supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in the Gulf of Oman.

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Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 3rd Class Tyler Abbott waits while mail is unloaded from an MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in the Arabian Gulf.

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Sailors aboard the guided-missile submarine USS Georgia (SSGN 729) prepare to dock at U.S. Navy Support Facility Diego Garcia.

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Aviation ordnancemen transport GBU (Guided Bomb Unit) 38 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in the Gulf of Oman.

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Sailors man the lines on the foc’sle of USS Stout (DDG 55) while rotating the ship for ammunition handling during a voyage repair availability at Naval Support Activity Souda Bay.

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An MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter, assigned to the “Blackhawks” of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15, lifts off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in the Arabian Gulf.

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YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Gulf of Oman, Arabian Gulf, Diego Garcia, Souda Bay