YOUR Navy Operating Forward – South China Sea, Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Aden

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.

LUZON STRAIT, Philippines: The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204).

LUZON STRAIT, Philippines: The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204).

GULF OF ADEN: An MV-22B Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 365 (Reinforced) takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

GULF OF ADEN: An MV-22B Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 365 (Reinforced) takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

ARABIAN GULF: The amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) is anchored off the coast of Kuwait in preparation for the on-loading of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU).

ARABIAN GULF: The amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) is anchored off the coast of Kuwait in preparation for the on-loading of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU).

WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN: The Arleigh-burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) fires its 5-inch gun during live-fire drills.

WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN: The Arleigh-burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) fires its 5-inch gun during live-fire drills.

SOUTH CHINA SEA: Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Kahla Dyer-Dunn, from Devils Lake, N.D., directs an MH-60R helicopter assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 35 during a vertical replenishment aboard the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3).

SOUTH CHINA SEA: Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Kahla Dyer-Dunn, from Devils Lake, N.D., directs an MH-60R helicopter assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 35 during a vertical replenishment aboard the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3).

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YOUR Navy Operating Forward – South China Sea, Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Aden