YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Japan, Baltic Sea, 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.

YOKOSUKA, Japan: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) transits alongside the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) as it returns to Fleet Activities Yokosuka.

YOKOSUKA, Japan: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) transits alongside the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) as it returns to Fleet Activities Yokosuka.

YOKOSUKA, Japan: Seaman Apprentice Michelle Salinas, from Mesquite, Texas, brings in a line aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) as the ship departs Fleet Activities Yokosuka.

YOKOSUKA, Japan: Seaman Apprentice Michelle Salinas, from Mesquite, Texas, brings in a line aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) as the ship departs Fleet Activities Yokosuka.

SOUTH CHINA SEA: Ensign Sean Lawlor, from Chandler, Arizona, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100), takes a bearing from the bridge during a general quarters drill.

SOUTH CHINA SEA: Ensign Sean Lawlor, from Chandler, Arizona, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100), takes a bearing from the bridge during a general quarters drill.

PHILIPPINE SEA: An MH-60S Seahawk helicopter assigned to the Golden Falcons of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron  (HSC) 12 participates in a vertical replenishment with the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54).

PHILIPPINE SEA: An MH-60S Seahawk helicopter assigned to the Golden Falcons of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron (HSC) 12 participates in a vertical replenishment with the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54).

BLACK SEA: The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) approaches the Bosphorus Strait as she leaves the Black Sea.

BLACK SEA: The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) approaches the Bosphorus Strait as she leaves the Black Sea.

BALTIC SEA: Rear Adm. Rick Snyder, commander task force 162, greet the Royal Netherlands Navy special boat team aboard the HNLMS Friesland during Baltic Operations 2014.

BALTIC SEA: Rear Adm. Rick Snyder, commander task force 162, greet the Royal Netherlands Navy special boat team aboard the HNLMS Friesland during Baltic Operations 2014.

BANTEN BAY: Navy Diver 1st Class Carlos Marin and Construction Mechanic 2nd Class Jose Hernandez, assigned to Mobile Diving Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1, survey the site of the sunken World War II Navy vessel USS Houston (CA 30) in a rigid hull inflatable boat from the Military Sealift Command Rescue and Salvage ship USNS Safeguard (T-ARS 50).

BANTEN BAY: Navy Diver 1st Class Carlos Marin and Construction Mechanic 2nd Class Jose Hernandez, assigned to Mobile Diving Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1, survey the site of the sunken World War II Navy vessel USS Houston (CA 30) in a rigid hull inflatable boat from the Military Sealift Command Rescue and Salvage ship USNS Safeguard (T-ARS 50).

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YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Japan, Baltic Sea, South China Sea