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

PHILIPPINE SEA(March 25, 2015) Sailors attached to the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) rescue five stranded Filipino nationals. Blue Ridge is currently on patrol strengthening and fostering relationships within the Indo-Asian Pacific region.

PHILIPPINE SEA: Sailors attached to the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) rescue five stranded Filipino nationals. Blue Ridge is currently on patrol strengthening and fostering relationships within the Indo-Asian Pacific region.

WATERS TO THE SOUTH OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA: An MV-22 Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (Reinforced) demonstrates its vertical takeoff and landing capabilities aboard the Republic of Korea (ROK) amphibious assault ship ROKS Dokdo (LPH 6111) during training to strengthen the interoperability between the Navy and Marine Corps of both the U.S. and ROK.

WATERS TO THE SOUTH OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA: An MV-22 Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (Reinforced) demonstrates its vertical takeoff and landing capabilities aboard the Republic of Korea (ROK) amphibious assault ship ROKS Dokdo (LPH 6111) during training to strengthen the interoperability between the Navy and Marine Corps of both the U.S. and ROK.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) perform crunches while participating in command physical training.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) perform crunches while participating in command physical training.

ARABIAN GULF: The guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) transits into position to conduct a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7).

ARABIAN GULF: The guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) transits into position to conduct a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7).

PHILIPPINE SEA: Sailors assigned to the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) engage a simulated fuel fire on the mess decks during a general quarters drill.

PHILIPPINE SEA: Sailors assigned to the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) engage a simulated fuel fire on the mess decks during a general quarters drill.

ARABIAN GULF: Weapons department Sailors combat an OTTO fuel II spill during a drill in a weapons magazine aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

ARABIAN GULF: Weapons department Sailors combat an OTTO fuel II spill during a drill in a weapons magazine aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

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