YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Mediterranean Sea, Arabian Gulf, Indian Ocean

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: Cargo pallets from the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) cross the high line to the deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) during a replenishment-at-sea.

ARABIAN GULF: Cargo pallets from the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) cross the high line to the deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) during a replenishment-at-sea.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Sailors assigned to the visit, board, search and seizure team of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) participates in a compliant-boarding exercise.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Sailors assigned to the visit, board, search and seizure team of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) participates in a compliant-boarding exercise.

INDIAN OCEAN: The guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101) transits the Indian Ocean.

INDIAN OCEAN: The guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101) transits the Indian Ocean.

ARABIAN GULF: Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class John Acheson signals to a Sailor after removing chocks and chains from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Desert Hawks of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 during night vertical replenishment and delayed landing qualifications aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57).

ARABIAN GULF: Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class John Acheson signals to a Sailor after removing chocks and chains from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Desert Hawks of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 during night vertical replenishment and delayed landing qualifications aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57).

CELEBES SEA (Dec. 17, 2014) An MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aircraft system from the Magicians of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 35 lifts off the flight deck of the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3).

CELEBES SEA (Dec. 17, 2014) An MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aircraft system from the Magicians of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 35 lifts off the flight deck of the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3).

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Fire Controlman 2nd Class Mathew Vogel, from Belton, Mo., fires an M2 Browning .50-caliber machine gun aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) at simulated targets during a small craft attack-team exercise.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Fire Controlman 2nd Class Mathew Vogel, from Belton, Mo., fires an M2 Browning .50-caliber machine gun aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) at simulated targets during a small craft attack-team exercise.

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YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Mediterranean Sea, Arabian Gulf, Indian Ocean