YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Japan, Korea, Arabian Gulf

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.

ARABIAN GULF: An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Valions of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 15 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).

ARABIAN GULF: An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Valions of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 15 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).

EAST CHINA SEA: Capt. Carlos Sardiello, executive officer of the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), center, and guests from the Republic of Korea watch an EA-18G Growler from the Shadowhawks of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 launch from the ship's flight deck during a distinguished visitor embark.

EAST CHINA SEA: Capt. Carlos Sardiello, executive officer of USS George Washington (CVN 73), center, and guests from the Republic of Korea watch an EA-18G Growler from the Shadowhawks of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 launch from the ship’s flight deck during a distinguished visitor embark.

BUSAN, Republic of Korea: The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54), left, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63), middle, and the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) moor in Busan, Republic of Korea, for a port visit.

BUSAN, Republic of Korea: USS Antietam (CG 54), left, USS Stethem (DDG 63), middle, and USS George Washington (CVN 73) moor in Busan, Republic of Korea, for a port visit.

OTARU, Japan: Sailors man the rails as the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) arrives in Otaru, Japan.

OTARU, Japan: Sailors man the rails as the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) arrives in Otaru, Japan.

SASEBO, Japan: The mine countermeasures ship USS Defender (MCM 2) is escorted by tugboats on its final departure from Sasebo Harbor.

SASEBO, Japan: The mine countermeasures ship USS Defender (MCM 2) is escorted by tugboats on its final departure from Sasebo Harbor.

ARABIAN GULF: Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Thomas Gaffney, from Norfolk, left, and William Traxel, from Roanoke, Va., cross the flight deck after removing chocks and chains from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Tridents of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9, as it prepares to take off from the guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51).

ARABIAN GULF: Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Thomas Gaffney, left, and William Traxel cross the flight deck after removing chocks and chains from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Tridents of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9, as it prepares to take off from USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51).

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YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Japan, Korea, Arabian Gulf