YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Mediterranean Sea, Japan, Arabian Gulf

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 Donald Cook (DDG 75) anchors at sea.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) anchors at sea.

ARABIAN GULF:  An E-2C Hawkeye from the Sun Kings of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 116 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

ARABIAN GULF: An E-2C Hawkeye from the Sun Kings of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 116 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

MEDITERRANEAN SEA):  An MH-60R Seahawk helicopter assigned to the Vipers of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HSM) 48  lands aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) during flight operations with the guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69).

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: An MH-60R Seahawk helicopter assigned to the Vipers of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HSM) 48 lands aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) during flight operations with the guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69).

SASEBO HARBOR:  Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Kyle Shields, from Jacksonville, Fla., mans a .50-caliber machine gun on the port troop walkway with Aviation Boatswain's Mate Airman Miguel Michelena, from Miami, Fla., as a phone talker during sea and anchor detail aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).

SASEBO HARBOR: Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Kyle Shields, from Jacksonville, Fla., mans a .50-caliber machine gun on the port troop walkway with Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Airman Miguel Michelena, from Miami, Fla., as a phone talker during sea and anchor detail aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).

RED SEA: Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Alexander Mitchell, from Detroit, fires a shot line from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) to the Military Sealift command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE-10) during an underway replenishment.

RED SEA: Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Alexander Mitchell, from Detroit, fires a shot line from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) to the Military Sealift command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE-10) during an underway replenishment.

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YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Mediterranean Sea, Japan, Arabian Gulf