YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Mediterranean Sea, Gulf of Aden, Souda Bay

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 guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) fires its MK 45 5-inch lightweight gun during a pre-action caliber fire exercise.

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

SOUDA BAY, Greece: The guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) is moored pierside at Marathi NATO Pier Facility in Souda Bay, Greece.

SOUDA BAY, Greece: The guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) is moored pierside at Marathi NATO Pier Facility in Souda Bay, Greece.

SOUDA BAY, Greece: The guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) pulls into the Marathi NATO pier facility during a port visit.

SOUDA BAY, Greece: The guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) pulls into the Marathi NATO pier facility during a port visit.

GULF OF ADEN: The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) transits the Gulf of Aden.

GULF OF ADEN: The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) transits the Gulf of Aden.

GULF OF ADEN: The guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104), left, transits alongside the Jiangkai II CNS Yun Chang (FFG571), right, and the Fuchi-class replenishment ship CNS Chao Hu (AOR 890) during U.S. - China Counter-Piracy Exercise 15.

GULF OF ADEN: The guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104), left, transits alongside the Jiangkai II CNS Yun Chang (FFG571), right, and the Fuchi-class replenishment ship CNS Chao Hu (AOR 890) during U.S. – China Counter-Piracy Exercise 15.

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YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Mediterranean Sea, Gulf of Aden, Souda Bay