YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Mediterranean Sea, Philippine Sea, 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 in the waters off the coast of California or forward deployed to the North Arabian Sea, 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.


Protecting and defending America on the world’s oceans. An F/A-18E Super Hornet is directed onto the catapult prior to launch aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in U.S. 5th Fleet Area Of Responsibility.


War fighting is the first priority. An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA 32) performs a touch-and-go landing on the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in the Mediterranean Sea.


Deployed around the round, around the clock, Sailors assigned to USS Preble (DDG 88) pilot a rigid-hull inflatable boat during a man overboard training exercise in the Philippine Sea.


Ready to defend America at all times. Cmdr. Peter M. Collins, commanding officer of the Wolf Pack of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 75, is relieved by Cmdr. Thomas F. Foster during a mid-flight change of command ceremony over the flight deck USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in the Arabian Gulf.

aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80). Roosevelt is participating in the George H.W. Bush Group Sail to improve strike group interoperability, further preparing the ship for the upcoming deployment.

A flexible and diverse fleet, Sailors aboard USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) heave a line during a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) with the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) in the Atlantic Ocean.


Serving the fleet any where in the world. USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) approaches the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195) for a replenishment-at-sea in the Mediterranean Sea.

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