YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Philippines, Pacific Ocean, Turkey, Gulf of Oman

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.

Sailors from the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) alongside Marines and Filipino civilians help unload supplies from an HC-130 Hercules in support of Operation Damayan.

Sailors from the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) alongside Marines and Filipino civilians help unload supplies from an HC-130 Hercules in support of Operation Damayan.

Naval Aircrewman (Tactical Helicopter) 2nd Class Jason Rimando, from Torrance, Calif., searches for a clear landing zone for an MH-60R Seahawk to deliver relief supplies in support of Operation Damayan.

Naval Aircrewman (Tactical Helicopter) 2nd Class Jason Rimando, from Torrance, Calif., searches for a clear landing zone for an MH-60R Seahawk to deliver relief supplies in support of Operation Damayan.

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An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter approaches the flight deck of USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) to retrieve a pallet during a vertical replenishment with USS George Washington (CVN 73) in support of Operation Damayan.

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Capt. Chris Bolt, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) addresses the ship’s crew during an all-hands call in the Pacific Ocean.

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Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) man the rails while pulling into Aksaz Naval Base, Turkey, for a scheduled port visit.

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A Sailor aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport docking ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) uses a thermal imager during a fire drill on the ship’s flight deck in the Pacific Ocean.

Sailors attach a cable to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during a replenishment-at-sea in the Gulf of Oman.

Sailors attach a cable to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during a replenishment-at-sea in the Gulf of Oman.

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YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Philippines, Pacific Ocean, Turkey, Gulf of Oman