YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Mediterranean Sea, Bahrain, 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.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) clean the forecastle during a freshwater wash down.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Sailors aboard USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) clean the forecastle during a freshwater wash down.

NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY BAHRAIN: The mine countermeasures ship USS Sentry (MCM 3) gets underway in Bahrain.

NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY BAHRAIN: The mine countermeasures ship USS Sentry (MCM 3) gets underway in Bahrain.

MEDITERANNEAN SEA: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Dragon Whales of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 lands aboard the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) during flight quarters.

MEDITERANNEAN SEA: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Dragon Whales of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 lands aboard the flight deck of USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) during flight quarters.

GULF OF ADEN (Nov. 18, 2014) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) fires its portside Mk 38-25mm machine gun system during a live-fire exercise.

GULF OF ADEN: USS Dewey (DDG 105) fires its portside Mk 38-25mm machine gun system during a live-fire exercise.

ARABIAN GULF: An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter from the Battle Cats of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 73 transports cargo  from the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during a replenishment-at-sea.

ARABIAN GULF: An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter from the Battle Cats of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 73 transports cargo from USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) to USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during a replenishment-at-sea.

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