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Your Navy Operating Forward - Bosphorus Strait, Santa Rita, Yokosuka

10 January 2019

10 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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190105-N-KA046-0518 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Jan. 5, 2019) Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conduct helicopter in-flight refueling with an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 in the Mediterranean Sea, Jan. 5, 2019. Porter, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, 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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190105-N-KA046-0518 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Jan. 5, 2019) Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conduct helicopter in-flight refueling with an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 in the Mediterranean Sea, Jan. 5, 2019. Porter, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, 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 Turner
VIRIN: 190105-N-KA046-0518

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190103-N-OM854-1220 ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 3, 3019) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) as the French navy air defense destroyer FS Cassard (D 614) traits alongside John C. Stennis in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 3, 2019. 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 Grant G. Grady/Released)
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190103-N-OM854-1220 ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 3, 3019) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) as the French navy air defense destroyer FS Cassard (D 614) traits alongside John C. Stennis in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 3, 2019. 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 Grant G. Grady/Released)
Photo By: MC3 Grant G. Grady
VIRIN: 190103-N-OM854-1220

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181228-N-ZO699-1049 SANTA RITA, Guam (Dec. 28, 2018) Sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 3, Detachment Guam, conduct a 500 nautical mile transit aboard a Mark VI patrol boat assigned to Coastal Riverine Group (CRG) 1, Detachment Guam. This marks the longest transit the Mark VI patrol boats have made in the Pacific. CRG -1, Detachment Guam, is assigned to Commander, Task Force 75, the primary expeditionary task force responsible for the planning and execution of coastal riverine operations, explosive ordnance disposal, diving engineering and construction, and underwater construction in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Stephen D. Strain/Released)
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181228-N-ZO699-1049 SANTA RITA, Guam (Dec. 28, 2018) Sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 3, Detachment Guam, conduct a 500 nautical mile transit aboard a Mark VI patrol boat assigned to Coastal Riverine Group (CRG) 1, Detachment Guam. This marks the longest transit the Mark VI patrol boats have made in the Pacific. CRG -1, Detachment Guam, is assigned to Commander, Task Force 75, the primary expeditionary task force responsible for the planning and execution of coastal riverine operations, explosive ordnance disposal, diving engineering and construction, and underwater construction in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Stephen D. Strain/Released)
Photo By: Stephen D. Strain
VIRIN: 181228-N-ZO699-1049

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190101-N-AT530-0018 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Jan. 1, 2019) A CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat squadron (HSC) 26, lands on the flight deck of the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43), Jan. 1, 2019. Fort McHenry and the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are deployed as part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group in support of maritime security operations, crisis response and theater security cooperation, while also providing a forward naval presence. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Roys/Released)
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190101-N-AT530-0018 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Jan. 1, 2019) A CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat squadron (HSC) 26, lands on the flight deck of the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43), Jan. 1, 2019. Fort McHenry and the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are deployed as part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group in support of maritime security operations, crisis response and theater security cooperation, while also providing a forward naval presence. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Roys/Released)
Photo By: MC3 Christopher Roys
VIRIN: 190101-N-AT530-0018

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190101-N-OM854-0257 ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 1, 2019) Sailors conduct an actuator change on a wing of an E-2C Hawkeye assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 117 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 1, 2019. 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 Grant G. Grady/Released)
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190101-N-OM854-0257 ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 1, 2019) Sailors conduct an actuator change on a wing of an E-2C Hawkeye assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 117 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 1, 2019. 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 Grant G. Grady/Released)
Photo By: MC3 Grant G. Grady
VIRIN: 190101-N-OM854-0257

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190106-N-KA046-0163 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Jan. 6, 2019) Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Lenthall (T-AO 189) participates in an underway replenishment with the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) in the Mediterranean Sea, Jan. 6, 2019. Porter, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, 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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190106-N-KA046-0163 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Jan. 6, 2019) Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Lenthall (T-AO 189) participates in an underway replenishment with the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) in the Mediterranean Sea, Jan. 6, 2019. Porter, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, 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 Turner
VIRIN: 190106-N-KA046-0163

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190105-N-HS117-2037 ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 5, 2019) A C-2A Greyhound assigned to Fleet Logistics Combat Squadron (VRC) 30 Detachment 4, lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 5, 2019. 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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190105-N-HS117-2037 ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 5, 2019) A C-2A Greyhound assigned to Fleet Logistics Combat Squadron (VRC) 30 Detachment 4, lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 5, 2019. 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: 190105-N-HS117-2037

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190106-N-KA046-0453 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Jan. 6, 2019) A fuel probe from Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Lenthall (T-AO 189) approaches the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) during an underway replenishment in the Mediterranean Sea, Jan. 6, 2019. Porter, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, 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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190106-N-KA046-0453 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Jan. 6, 2019) A fuel probe from Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Lenthall (T-AO 189) approaches the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) during an underway replenishment in the Mediterranean Sea, Jan. 6, 2019. Porter, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, 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 Turner
VIRIN: 190106-N-KA046-0453

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190103-N-OM854-1311 ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 3, 2019) An EA-18G Growler assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 133 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 3, 2019. 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 Grant G. Grady/Released)
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190103-N-OM854-1311 ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 3, 2019) An EA-18G Growler assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 133 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 3, 2019. 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 Grant G. Grady/Released)
Photo By: MC3 Grant G. Grady
VIRIN: 190103-N-OM854-1311

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190105-N-KA046-0732 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Jan. 5, 2019) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 conducts a simulated vertical replenishment for qualifications aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) in the Mediterranean Sea, Jan. 5, 2019. Porter, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, 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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190105-N-KA046-0732 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Jan. 5, 2019) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 conducts a simulated vertical replenishment for qualifications aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) in the Mediterranean Sea, Jan. 5, 2019. Porter, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, 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 Turner
VIRIN: 190105-N-KA046-0732

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190103-N-OM854-1265 ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 3, 2019) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151, launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) as the French air defense destroyer FS Cassard (D 614) sails alongside in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 3, 2019, during Combined Task Force 50 integrated operations. 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 Grant G. Grady/Released)
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190103-N-OM854-1265 ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 3, 2019) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151, launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) as the French air defense destroyer FS Cassard (D 614) sails alongside in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 3, 2019, during Combined Task Force 50 integrated operations. 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 Grant G. Grady/Released)
Photo By: MC3 Grant G. Grady
VIRIN: 190103-N-OM854-1265

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190107-N-GH917-0014 YOKOSUKA, Japan (Jan. 7, 2019) Sailors assigned to port operations at U.S. Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY) prepare for the first harbor evolution of the new year on the Valiant class tugboats Seminole (YT 805) and Puyallup (YT 806), Jan. 7, 2019. CFAY provides, maintains, and operates base facilities and services in support of the U.S. 7th Fleet's forward-deployed naval forces, 71 tenant commands, and more than 27,000 military and civilian personnel. (U.S. Navy photo by Garrett Zopfi/Released)
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190107-N-GH917-0014 YOKOSUKA, Japan (Jan. 7, 2019) Sailors assigned to port operations at U.S. Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY) prepare for the first harbor evolution of the new year on the Valiant class tugboats Seminole (YT 805) and Puyallup (YT 806), Jan. 7, 2019. CFAY provides, maintains, and operates base facilities and services in support of the U.S. 7th Fleet's forward-deployed naval forces, 71 tenant commands, and more than 27,000 military and civilian personnel. (U.S. Navy photo by Garrett Zopfi/Released)
Photo By: Garrett Zopfi
VIRIN: 190107-N-GH917-0014

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190103-N-GK137-0381 ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 3, 2019) An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151, prepares to launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) as the French navy air defense destroyer FS Cassard (D 614) is underway alongside in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 3, 2019, during Combined Task Force 50 integrated operations. 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 Jordan Ripley/Released)
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190103-N-GK137-0381 ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 3, 2019) An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151, prepares to launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) as the French navy air defense destroyer FS Cassard (D 614) is underway alongside in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 3, 2019, during Combined Task Force 50 integrated operations. 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 Jordan Ripley/Released)
Photo By: MCSA Jordan Ripley
VIRIN: 190103-N-GK137-0381

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190102-N-HS117-0095 ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 2, 2019) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 2, 2019. 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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190102-N-HS117-0095 ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 2, 2019) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 2, 2019. 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: 190102-N-HS117-0095

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