YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Philippine Sea, Gulf of Oman, Diego Garcia, Japan, U.S. 5th, 6th, and 7th Fleet

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 California or forward deployed to the Mediterranean 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.

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Gunner’s Mate 1st Class Adrian Lopez, from Chino, Calif., foreground, shoots a shot line from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) to USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) for an ammunition off-load in the Philippine Sea.

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An F/A-18F Super Hornet launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in the Gulf of Oman.

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The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Scranton (SSN 756) pulls into U.S. Navy Support Facility Diego Garcia.

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The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) returns to Fleet Activities Yokosuka after supporting Operation Damayan in Yokosuka, Japan.

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Sailors assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) operate a rigid hull inflatable boat in the Gulf of Oman.

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The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a scheduled port visit during an eight-month deployment to the U.S. 5th, 6th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility.

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YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Philippine Sea, Gulf of Oman, Diego Garcia, Japan, U.S. 5th, 6th, and 7th Fleet