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Your Navy Operating Forward - Copenhagen, Suez Canal, Philippine Sea

17 January 2019

17 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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190110-N-OM854-0374 ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 10, 2019) Airman Xavier McCullar, from Malakoff, Texas, signals to the pilots of an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14 to take off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 10, 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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190110-N-OM854-0374 ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 10, 2019) Airman Xavier McCullar, from Malakoff, Texas, signals to the pilots of an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14 to take off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 10, 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: 190110-N-OM854-0374

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190112-N-KA046-0478 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Jan. 12, 2019) A Mark 45 5-inch gun is fired during a live-fire exercise aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78), Jan. 12, 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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190112-N-KA046-0478 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Jan. 12, 2019) A Mark 45 5-inch gun is fired during a live-fire exercise aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78), Jan. 12, 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: 190112-N-KA046-0478

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190104-N-PH222-1237 ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 4, 2019) Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 75, attached to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5, embarked aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23), transits the Arabian Sea while on a deployment of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). The Essex ARG/13th MEU is flexible and persistent Navy-Marine Corps team 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 Ryan M. Breeden/Released)
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190104-N-PH222-1237 ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 4, 2019) Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 75, attached to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5, embarked aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23), transits the Arabian Sea while on a deployment of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). The Essex ARG/13th MEU is flexible and persistent Navy-Marine Corps team 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 Ryan M. Breeden/Released)
Photo By: MC3 Ryan M. Breeden
VIRIN: 190104-N-PH222-1237

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190110-N-OM854-0226 ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 10, 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. 10, 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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190110-N-OM854-0226 ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 10, 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. 10, 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: 190110-N-OM854-0226

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190114-O-N0101-119 COPENHAGEN (Jan. 14, 2019) The guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) is moored in Copenhagen, Denmark, Jan. 14, 2019. Gravely is deployed conducting maritime operations as the flagship of Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 in the U.S 6th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of NATO by FRAN WO Christian Valverde/Released)
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190114-O-N0101-119 COPENHAGEN (Jan. 14, 2019) The guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) is moored in Copenhagen, Denmark, Jan. 14, 2019. Gravely is deployed conducting maritime operations as the flagship of Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 in the U.S 6th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of NATO by FRAN WO Christian Valverde/Released)
Photo By: FRAN WO Christian Valverde
VIRIN: 190114-O-N0101-119

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190105-N-HG389-0046 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Jan. 5, 2019) An amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) transits the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) during the start of the “Alexander the Great” exercise, Jan. 5, 2019. Arlington is on a scheduled deployment 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 2nd Class Brandon Parker/Released)
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190105-N-HG389-0046 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Jan. 5, 2019) An amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) transits the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) during the start of the “Alexander the Great” exercise, Jan. 5, 2019. Arlington is on a scheduled deployment 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 2nd Class Brandon Parker/Released)
Photo By: MC2 Brandon Parker
VIRIN: 190105-N-HG389-0046

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190115-N-AT530-0282 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Jan. 15, 2019) Lt. j.g. Jeremiah Johnson stands watch in the pilot house of the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) while transiting the Suez Canal, Jan. 15, 2019. Fort McHenry is part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, 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 Chris Roys/Released)
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190115-N-AT530-0282 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Jan. 15, 2019) Lt. j.g. Jeremiah Johnson stands watch in the pilot house of the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) while transiting the Suez Canal, Jan. 15, 2019. Fort McHenry is part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, 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 Chris Roys/Released)
Photo By: MC3 Chris Roys
VIRIN: 190115-N-AT530-0282

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190114-N-DX072-1309 PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 14, 2019) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Walter Rutherford, from Cheyenne, Wyo., signals commands to a CH-47 Chinook helicopter assigned to the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) during deck landing qualifications. Green Bay, part of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, is operating in the region to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Anaid Banuelos Rodriguez/Released)
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190114-N-DX072-1309 PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 14, 2019) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Walter Rutherford, from Cheyenne, Wyo., signals commands to a CH-47 Chinook helicopter assigned to the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) during deck landing qualifications. Green Bay, part of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, is operating in the region to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Anaid Banuelos Rodriguez/Released)
Photo By: MC2 Anaid Banuelos Rodriguez
VIRIN: 190114-N-DX072-1309

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