YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Gulf of Oman, Greece, Aegean Sea

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.

An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the "Swordsmen" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32, prepares to launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) as the guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) transits alongside.

GULF OF OMAN: An F/A-18F Super Hornet prepares to launch from the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) as USS San Jacinto (CG 56) transits alongside.

A U.S. Navy MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 78, Det 2, assigned to the guided-missile Destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91), lands aboard Pinckney during a crew swap before returning on task in the search and rescue for the missing Malaysian airlines flight MH370. The flight had 227 passengers from 14 nations, mainly China, and 12 crew members.

GULF OF THAILAND: A U.S. Navy MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter lands aboard USS Pinckney (DDG 91) during a crew swap before returning on task in the search and rescue for the missing Malaysian airlines flight MH370.

The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) anchors of the coast of Piraeus, Greece.

GREECE: The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) anchors off the coast of Piraeus, Greece.

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) transits the Bosphorus Strait.

BOSPHORUS STRAIT: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) transits the Bosphorus Strait.

Sailors aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) chock and chain an MH-60 Sea Hawk carrying two Turkish mariners recovered by Bataan Search and Rescue swimmer.

AEGEAN SEA: Sailors aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) chock and chain an MH-60 Sea Hawk carrying two Turkish mariners recovered by Bataan Search and Rescue swimmer.

The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) transits alongside the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) during a replenishment-at-sea.

GULF OF OMAN: The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) transits alongside the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) during a replenishment-at-sea.

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YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Gulf of Oman, Greece, Aegean Sea