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    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: An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the “Sunliners” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81, prepares to launch from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Maxwell Higgins/Released)
    RED SEA: Fire Controlman 2nd Class James Leonard, left, guides Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Anthony Javarone away from an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Vipers of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 48 during a vertical replenishment exercise aboard the Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)
    ROTA, Spain: Equipment Operator 3rd Class Calan Derue, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1, Alpha Company, operates an excavator to place underlayer stone along the shoreline onboard Naval Station Rota, Spain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Caine Storino/Released)
    ADRIATIC SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) refuels during a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ford Williams/Released)
    GULF OF ADEN: A visit, board, search and seizure team, assigned to the Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), inspects a dhow as part of maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)
    VALPARAISO, Chile: The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25) is moored in Valparaiso, Chile, during a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Andrew Brame/Released)
    GULF OF TADJOURA: Sailors assigned to Task Group (TG) 68.6 return to base after completing an anti-terrorism force protection escort mission near Djibouti in the Gulf of Tadjoura. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Courtney Dabronzo/Released)
    ADRIATIC SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) fires its 5-inch gun during a live-fire gunnery exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ford Williams/Released)
    ARABIAN GULF: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, attached to the “Blackjacks” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21, delivers cargo to the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) while on a scheduled deployment of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chandler Harrell/Released)
    PANAMA CANAL: The guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) passes underneath Centennial Bridge while transiting the Panama Canal. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Philip Wagner Jr./Released)
    BAB AL-MANDEB: The Royal Fleet Auxiliary Bay-class auxiliary landing ship dock RFA Lyme Bay (L3007), right, is escorted by the Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyers USS The Sullivans (DDG 68), left, and USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), not pictured. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Intelligence Specialist Matt Bodenner/Released)

    Tell us which photo best shows YOUR Navy Operating Forward !

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