YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Japan, South China Sea, Mediterranean 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.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) USS Cole (DDG 67) fires its MK 45 5-inch lightweight gun during a pre-action calibration fire exercise.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) fires its MK 45 5-inch lightweight gun during a pre-action calibration fire exercise.

WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) is underway at the conclusion of Keen Sword 15, a joint/bilateral field training exercise involving U.S. military and the Japan Self-Defense Force to increase combat readiness and interoperability.

WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) is underway at the conclusion of Keen Sword 15, a joint/bilateral field training exercise involving U.S. military and the Japan Self-Defense Force to increase combat readiness and interoperability.

SOUTH CHINA SEA: The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) prepares to come alongside the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos (T-AO 197) to conduct a replenishment-at-sea.

SOUTH CHINA SEA: The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) prepares to come alongside the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos (T-AO 197) to conduct a replenishment-at-sea.

MEDITTERANEAN SEA: Interior Communications Electrician 1st Class Darryl Whitfield instructs a damage control team on proper firefighting procedures during a training evolution aboard the U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20).

MEDITTERANEAN SEA: Interior Communications Electrician 1st Class Darryl Whitfield instructs a damage control team on proper firefighting procedures during a training evolution aboard the U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20).

WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN: An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Royal Maces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27 launches from flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during the Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 fly-off.

WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN: An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Royal Maces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27 launches from flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during the Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 fly-off.

FLEET ACTIVITIES YOKOSUKA, Japan: The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Olympia (SSN 717) moors at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka during a deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

FLEET ACTIVITIES YOKOSUKA, Japan: The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Olympia (SSN 717) moors at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka during a deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

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