YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Mediterranean Sea, Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Aden

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.

ARABIAN GULF: Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Kevin Cotton directs cargo transportation in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7).

ARABIAN GULF: Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Kevin Cotton directs cargo transportation in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7).

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) maneuvers away from the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha (TA0 196) after an underway replenishment.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) maneuvers away from the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha (TA0 196) after an underway replenishment.

GULF OF ADEN: An MV-22 Osprey Tiltroter aircraft assigned to Marine Medium Tiltroter Squadron 163 (Reinforced), displays static lights during night-vision device flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8).

GULF OF ADEN: An MV-22 Osprey Tiltroter aircraft assigned to Marine Medium Tiltroter Squadron 163 (Reinforced), displays static lights during night-vision device flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8).

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) prepares to pull in to Haifa, Israel, for a scheduled port visit.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) prepares to pull in to Haifa, Israel, for a scheduled port visit.

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YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Mediterranean Sea, Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Aden