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Your Navy Operating Forward - Indian Ocean, Strait of Hormuz, Gulf of Aden

02 January 2019

02 January 2019

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.

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190101-N-KA046-0072 AKSAZ, Turkey (Jan 1, 2019) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) arrives in Aksaz, Turkey, Jan 1, 2019. Porter, forward-deployed to Rota, is on its sixth patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Turner/Released)
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190101-N-KA046-0072 AKSAZ, Turkey (Jan 1, 2019) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) arrives in Aksaz, Turkey, Jan 1, 2019. Porter, forward-deployed to Rota, is on its sixth patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Turner/Released)
Photo By: MC2 James R. Turner
VIRIN: 190101-N-KA046-0072

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181229-N-HS117-0007 ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 29, 2018) Sailors prepare to launch an E-2C Hawkeye assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 117 from a steam-powered catapult on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Gulf, Dec. 29, 2018. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jeffery L. Southerland/Released)
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181229-N-HS117-0007 ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 29, 2018) Sailors prepare to launch an E-2C Hawkeye assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 117 from a steam-powered catapult on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Gulf, Dec. 29, 2018. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jeffery L. Southerland/Released)
Photo By: MCSN Jeffery L. Southerland
VIRIN: 181229-N-HS117-0007

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181226-N-PH222-1982 INDIAN OCEAN (Dec. 26, 2018) A landing craft, air cushion (LCAC) attached to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 transits behind the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) during a cooperative deployment with the Indian navy. Anchorage is deployed as part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). The Essex ARG/ 13th MEU is a capable and lethal Navy-Marine Corps team deployed to the 7th fleet area of operations to support regional stability, reassure partners and allies and maintain a presence postured to respond to any crisis ranging from humanitarian assistance to contingency operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan M. Breeden/Released)
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181226-N-PH222-1982 INDIAN OCEAN (Dec. 26, 2018) A landing craft, air cushion (LCAC) attached to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 transits behind the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) during a cooperative deployment with the Indian navy. Anchorage is deployed as part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). The Essex ARG/ 13th MEU is a capable and lethal Navy-Marine Corps team deployed to the 7th fleet area of operations to support regional stability, reassure partners and allies and maintain a presence postured to respond to any crisis ranging from humanitarian assistance to contingency operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan M. Breeden/Released)
Photo By: MC3 Ryan M. Breeden
VIRIN: 181226-N-PH222-1982

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181221-N-HX510-0102 STRAIT OF HORMUZ (Dec. 21, 2018) The guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), left, the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10), the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 300), and the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) transit the Strait of Hormuz, Dec. 21, 2018. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jarrod A. Schad/Released)
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181221-N-HX510-0102 STRAIT OF HORMUZ (Dec. 21, 2018) The guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), left, the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10), the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 300), and the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) transit the Strait of Hormuz, Dec. 21, 2018. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jarrod A. Schad/Released)
Photo By: MCSA Jarrod A. Schad
VIRIN: 181221-N-HX510-0102

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181216-N-OW019-1067 GULF OF ADEN (Dec. 16, 2018) Sailors in a rigid-hull inflatable boat from the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) conduct maritime security operations in the Gulf of Aden, Dec. 16, 2018. Chung-Hoon is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Logan C. Kellums/Released)
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181216-N-OW019-1067 GULF OF ADEN (Dec. 16, 2018) Sailors in a rigid-hull inflatable boat from the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) conduct maritime security operations in the Gulf of Aden, Dec. 16, 2018. Chung-Hoon is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Logan C. Kellums/Released)
Photo By: MC2 Logan Kellums
VIRIN: 181216-N-OW019-1067

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181124-N-PH222-1392 ROTA, SPAIN (Nov. 24, 2018) Sailors assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5, embarked on the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23), offload vehicles from a landing craft, air cushion (LCAC) in Rota, Spain. Anchorage with embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit are deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations as a crisis response force in support of regional partners as well as to promote U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan M. Breeden/Released)
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181124-N-PH222-1392 ROTA, SPAIN (Nov. 24, 2018) Sailors assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5, embarked on the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23), offload vehicles from a landing craft, air cushion (LCAC) in Rota, Spain. Anchorage with embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit are deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations as a crisis response force in support of regional partners as well as to promote U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan M. Breeden/Released)
Photo By: MC3 Ryan M. Breeden
VIRIN: 181124-N-PH222-1392

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181217-N-ER806-1006 ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 17, 2018) The guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), left, and the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), back, conduct a replenishment-at-sea with the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) in the Arabian Sea, Dec. 17, 2018. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nick Bauer)
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181217-N-ER806-1006 ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 17, 2018) The guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), left, and the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), back, conduct a replenishment-at-sea with the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) in the Arabian Sea, Dec. 17, 2018. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nick Bauer)
Photo By: MC3 Nicholas M. Bauer
VIRIN: 181217-N-ER806-1006

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