YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Philippine Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Okinawa

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: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) is underway in the Pacific Ocean with the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill.

PHILIPPINE SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) is underway in the Pacific Ocean with the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Fire Controlman 1st Class David Santino fires a heaving line from the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) to the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (TAO 195) during an underway replenishment.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Fire Controlman 1st Class David Santino fires a heaving line from the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) to the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (TAO 195) during an underway replenishment.

PHILIPPINE SEA: Landing craft utility (LCU) 1666, assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, enters the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) to load equipment.

PHILIPPINE SEA: Landing craft utility (LCU) 1666, assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, enters the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) to load equipment.

OURA-WAN, Okinawa:  Amphibious assault vehicles assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU), approach the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42).

OURA-WAN, Okinawa: Amphibious assault vehicles assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU), approach the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42).

PHILIPPINE SEA: Pilots assigned to the Easyriders of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37 conduct a readiness test on an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter on the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97).

PHILIPPINE SEA: Pilots assigned to the Easyriders of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37 conduct a readiness test on an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter on the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97).

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YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Philippine Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Okinawa