YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Sulu Sea, Black Sea, 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.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Timothy Chuck, aboard the Arleigh Burke-Class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), gives spacing signals to the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195) during an underway replenishment and refueling at sea.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Timothy Chuck, aboard the Arleigh Burke-Class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), gives spacing signals to the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195) during an underway replenishment and refueling at sea.

ARABIAN GULF: The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), bottom, relieves USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) in the Arabian Gulf.

ARABIAN GULF: The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), bottom, relieves USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) in the Arabian Gulf.

SULU SEA: Sailors perform post-flight procedures on an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Eagles of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).

SULU SEA: Sailors perform post-flight procedures on an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Eagles of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).

BLACK SEA: The U.S. 6th Fleet command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) participates in a passing exercise with vessels from the Georgian coast guard while transiting the Black Sea.

BLACK SEA: The U.S. 6th Fleet command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) participates in a passing exercise with vessels from the Georgian coast guard while transiting the Black Sea.

SOUTH CHINA SEA: An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the Diamondbacks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 makes an arrested landing on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).

SOUTH CHINA SEA: An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the Diamondbacks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 makes an arrested landing on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).

BLACK SEA: The Turkish navy Barbaros-class frigate TCG Salihreis (F 246) comes alongside the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) during a passing exercise.

BLACK SEA: The Turkish navy Barbaros-class frigate TCG Salihreis (F 246) comes alongside the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) during a passing exercise.

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YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Sulu Sea, Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea