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

Right now your Navy is 100 percent on watch around the globe helping to defend our nation and 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.

PACIFIC OCEAN: Naval Air Crewman (Helicopter) 3rd Class Kyle Daggett, from Milford, Penn., assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, the Wildcards, observes aboard an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter as it transports cargo to the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) during a  replenishment-at-sea.

PACIFIC OCEAN: Naval Air Crewman (Helicopter) 3rd Class Kyle Daggett, from Milford, Penn., assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, the Wildcards, observes aboard an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter as it transports cargo to the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) during a replenishment-at-sea.

ARABIAN GULF: A C-2A assigned to the Rawhides of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 prepares to land on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).

ARABIAN GULF: A C-2A assigned to the Rawhides of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 prepares to land on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).

MEDITERRANEAN SEA:  Gunner's Mate Seaman Alex Fadley fires a heaving line to the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195) from the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) during a replenishment-at-sea.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Gunner’s Mate Seaman Alex Fadley fires a heaving line to the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195) from the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) during a replenishment-at-sea.

PACIFIC OCEAN: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Black Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 4 transports ammunition from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during a vertical replenishment with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7).

PACIFIC OCEAN: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Black Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 4 transports ammunition from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during a vertical replenishment with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7).

ARABIAN GULF: The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), right, and the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Laramie (T-AO 203) conduct a replenishment-at-sea.

ARABIAN GULF: The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), right, and the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Laramie (T-AO 203) conduct a replenishment-at-sea.

PACIFIC OCEAN: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Chargers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14 performs flight operations as the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014.

PACIFIC OCEAN: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Chargers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14 performs flight operations as the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014.

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