YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Japan, Bosphorus Strait, South China 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.

YOKOSUKA, Japan: Quartermaster Seaman Arena Kittle observes the guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) as the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) arrives back in Yokosuka, Japan.

YOKOSUKA, Japan: Quartermaster Seaman Arena Kittle observes the guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) as the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) arrives back in Yokosuka, Japan.

SOUTH CHINA SEA: A landing craft air cushion (LCAC), assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 prepares to embark the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42).

SOUTH CHINA SEA: A landing craft air cushion (LCAC), assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 prepares to embark the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42).

OURA WAN BAY: An amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) approaches the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5).

OURA WAN BAY: An amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) approaches the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5).

BOSPHORUS STRAIT: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) approaches the end of the Bosphorus Strait on its transit to the Black Sea.

BOSPHORUS STRAIT: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) approaches the end of the Bosphorus Strait on its transit to the Black Sea.

KIN BLUE BEACH, Japan: A Humvee from Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 disembarks a landing craft utility during a scheduled beach raid exercise.

KIN BLUE BEACH, Japan: A Humvee from Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 disembarks a landing craft utility during a scheduled beach raid exercise.

SASEBO HARBOR, Japan: Sailors man the rails of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) as the ship departs Commander, Fleet Activity Sasebo for a scheduled deployment.

SASEBO HARBOR, Japan: Sailors man the rails of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) as the ship departs Commander, Fleet Activity Sasebo for a scheduled deployment.

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YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Japan, Bosphorus Strait, South China Sea