YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Japan, Arabian Gulf, 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 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.

Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) maneuver a rigid-hull inflatable boat during a personnel transfer with the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) in the Mediterranean Sea.

Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) maneuver a rigid-hull inflatable boat during a personnel transfer with the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) in the Mediterranean Sea.

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The guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) departs Fleet Activities Yokosuka in Japan.

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An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 7, lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in the Arabian Gulf.

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A signalman aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) communicates with lighter, amphibious resupply, cargo vehicles during the ships well deck operations in the Pacific Ocean.

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Sailors and Marines scrub the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in the Arabian Gulf.

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Sailors assigned to the crash and salvage team transport the mobile salvage crane on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in the Arabian Gulf.

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An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Dusty Dogs of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7 transports cargo from the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) to the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during a replenishment-at-sea.

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YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Japan, Arabian Gulf, Pacific Ocean