YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Indian Ocean, Philippines, South China Sea

Right now your Navy is 100 percent on watch around the globe helping to defend our nation and 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.

PACIFIC OCEAN: The guided-missile destroyers USS Mustin (DDG 89) and USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) and the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40), center, test maritime obscurants south of Guam to assess their tactical effectiveness for anti-ship missile defense.

PACIFIC OCEAN: The guided-missile destroyers USS Mustin (DDG 89) and USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) and the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40), center, test maritime obscurants south of Guam to assess their tactical effectiveness for anti-ship missile defense.

ARABIAN GULF: A MH-60S Sea Hawk attached to "Tridents" of the Helicopter Sea Combat Squardron (HSC) 9 performs a landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush.

ARABIAN GULF: A MH-60S Sea Hawk attached to “Tridents” of the Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 performs a landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).

INDIAN OCEAN: The guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) fires its MK-45 5-inch/54 caliber lightweight gun during a live-fire exercise.

INDIAN OCEAN: The guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) fires its MK-45 5-inch/54 caliber lightweight gun during a live-fire exercise.

SUBIC BAY, Philippines: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) transits into Subic Bay, Philippines, in support of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Philippines 2014.

SUBIC BAY, Philippines: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) transits into Subic Bay, Philippines, in support of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Philippines 2014.

RED SEA: Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Dylan Hilliar directs an MH-60R Helicopter assigned to the Spartans of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 70 during a vertical replenishment aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80).

RED SEA: Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Dylan Hilliar directs an MH-60R Helicopter assigned to the Spartans of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 70 during a vertical replenishment aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80).

SOUTH CHINA SEA: U.S. Navy and Royal Malaysian Air Force aircraft fly in formation over the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) and Royal Malaysian navy vessels during a photo exercise.

SOUTH CHINA SEA: U.S. Navy and Royal Malaysian Air Force aircraft fly in formation over the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) and Royal Malaysian navy vessels during a photo exercise.

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YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Indian Ocean, Philippines, South China Sea