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

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.

ARABIAN GULF: The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) prepares for a vertical replenishment with the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8).

ARABIAN GULF: The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) prepares for a vertical replenishment with the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8).

ARABIAN GULF: An F/A-18C Hornet, attached to the Valions of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 15, launches from  the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).

ARABIAN GULF: An F/A-18C Hornet, attached to the Valions of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 15, launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).

PHILIPPINE SEA: The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) approaches the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) for a fueling-at-sea.

PHILIPPINE SEA: The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) approaches the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) for a fueling-at-sea.

PHILIPPINE SEA: An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the Diamondbacks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).

PHILIPPINE SEA: An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the Diamondbacks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).

IONIAN SEA: A civil service mariner directs an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Ghostriders of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 during takeoff from the U.S. 6th Fleet command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20).

IONIAN SEA: A civil service mariner directs an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Ghostriders of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 during takeoff from the U.S. 6th Fleet command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20).

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