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Your Navy Operating Forward - Skagerrak Strait, Philippine Sea, Indian Ocean

08 February 2019

08 February 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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190130-N-OX029-1068 PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 30, 2019) The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) approaches the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) as they conduct a replenishment-at-sea with the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). Wasp, flagship of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, is operating in the Indo-Pacific 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 3rd Class Benjamin F. Davella III/Released)
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190130-N-OX029-1068 PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 30, 2019) The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) approaches the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) as they conduct a replenishment-at-sea with the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). Wasp, flagship of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, is operating in the Indo-Pacific 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 3rd Class Benjamin F. Davella III/Released)
Photo By: MC3 Benjamin F. Davella III
VIRIN: 190130-N-OX029-1068

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190129-N-OM854-0513 INDIAN OCEAN (Jan. 29, 2019) Capt. Randy Peck, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), and Cmdr. Desobry Bowens, operations officer of Carrier Airwing (CVW) 9, launch from the flight deck in an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41 in the Indian Ocean, Jan. 29, 2019. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 3rd Class Grant G. Grady/Released)
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190129-N-OM854-0513 INDIAN OCEAN (Jan. 29, 2019) Capt. Randy Peck, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), and Cmdr. Desobry Bowens, operations officer of Carrier Airwing (CVW) 9, launch from the flight deck in an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41 in the Indian Ocean, Jan. 29, 2019. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 3rd Class Grant G. Grady/Released)
Photo By: MC3 Grant G. Grady
VIRIN: 190129-N-OM854-0513

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190130-N-RI884-0316 PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 30, 2019) MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters assigned to the "Island Knights" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 transport supplies during a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). Ashland, part of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, is operating in the Indo-Pacific 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 1st Class Daniel Barker/Released)
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190130-N-RI884-0316 PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 30, 2019) MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters assigned to the "Island Knights" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 transport supplies during a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). Ashland, part of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, is operating in the Indo-Pacific 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 1st Class Daniel Barker/Released)
Photo By: MC1 Daniel Barker
VIRIN: 190130-N-RI884-0316

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190128-N-QK843-103 DJIBOUTI, Djibouti (Jan. 28, 2019) The Arliegh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) gets underway from the Port of Djibouti in support of exercise Cutlass Express escorted by a Navy tactical patrol boat assigned to Combined Task Group (68.6), Jan. 28, 2019. Cutlass Express is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness and information sharing practices to increase capabilities between the U.S, East African and Western Indian Ocean nations to counter illicit maritime activity. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joe Rullo/Released)
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190128-N-QK843-103 DJIBOUTI, Djibouti (Jan. 28, 2019) The Arliegh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) gets underway from the Port of Djibouti in support of exercise Cutlass Express escorted by a Navy tactical patrol boat assigned to Combined Task Group (68.6), Jan. 28, 2019. Cutlass Express is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness and information sharing practices to increase capabilities between the U.S, East African and Western Indian Ocean nations to counter illicit maritime activity. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joe Rullo/Released)
Photo By: MC1 Joseph Rullo
VIRIN: 190128-N-QK843-103

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190131-N-HS117-1620 INDIAN OCEAN (Jan. 31, 2019) The dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE 9) transits the Indian Ocean after a replenishment-at-sea with the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), Jan. 31, 2019. The John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jeffery L. Southerland/Released)
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190131-N-HS117-1620 INDIAN OCEAN (Jan. 31, 2019) The dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE 9) transits the Indian Ocean after a replenishment-at-sea with the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), Jan. 31, 2019. The John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jeffery L. Southerland/Released)
Photo By: MCSN Jeffery L. Southerland
VIRIN: 190131-N-HS117-1620

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190131-N-ZL062-1148 PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 31, 2019) Boatswain's Mate Seaman Nico Tribble, from Capitol Heights, Maryland., directs a landing craft, air cushion (LCAC) to depart the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) during transportation of Marine vehicles and equipment. Wasp, flagship of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, is operating in the Indo-Pacific 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 2nd Class Sarah Myers/Released)
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190131-N-ZL062-1148 PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 31, 2019) Boatswain's Mate Seaman Nico Tribble, from Capitol Heights, Maryland., directs a landing craft, air cushion (LCAC) to depart the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) during transportation of Marine vehicles and equipment. Wasp, flagship of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, is operating in the Indo-Pacific 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 2nd Class Sarah Myers/Released)
Photo By: MC2 Sarah Myers
VIRIN: 190131-N-ZL062-1148

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190130-N-KA046-0090 SKAGERRAK STRAIT (Jan. 30, 2019) A pilot boat arrives alongside the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) in the Skagerrak Strait, Jan. 30, 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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190130-N-KA046-0090 SKAGERRAK STRAIT (Jan. 30, 2019) A pilot boat arrives alongside the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) in the Skagerrak Strait, Jan. 30, 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: 190130-N-KA046-0090

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190204-N-YW238-0288 INDIAN OCEAN (Feb. 4, 2019) Sailors assigned to the air department stand in ranks on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Indian Ocean, Feb. 4, 2019. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Connor D. Loessin/Released)
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190204-N-YW238-0288 INDIAN OCEAN (Feb. 4, 2019) Sailors assigned to the air department stand in ranks on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Indian Ocean, Feb. 4, 2019. John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Connor D. Loessin/Released)
Photo By: MC3 Connor D. Loessin
VIRIN: 190204-N-YW238-0288

 

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190201-N-HG389-0049 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Feb. 1, 2019) The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) transits the Mediterranean Sea. 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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190201-N-HG389-0049 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Feb. 1, 2019) The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) transits the Mediterranean Sea. 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: Mass Communication Specialist...
VIRIN: 190201-N-HG389-0049

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190128-N-AT530-1076 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Jan. 28, 2019) Sailors observe as the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) pulls alongside the Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3) during a replenishment-at-sea. Fort McHenry is part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), 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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190128-N-AT530-1076 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Jan. 28, 2019) Sailors observe as the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) pulls alongside the Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3) during a replenishment-at-sea. Fort McHenry is part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), 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: 190128-N-AT530-1076

 

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190203-N-OX029-2043 PHILIPPINE SEA (Feb. 3, 2019) A landing craft, air cushion (LCAC) enters the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). Wasp, flagship of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), is operating in the Indo-Pacific 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 3rd Class Benjamin F. Davella III/Released)
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190203-N-OX029-2043 PHILIPPINE SEA (Feb. 3, 2019) A landing craft, air cushion (LCAC) enters the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). Wasp, flagship of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), is operating in the Indo-Pacific 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 3rd Class Benjamin F. Davella III/Released)
Photo By: MC3 Benjamin F. Davella III
VIRIN: 190203-N-OX029-2043

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190130-N-KG618-1234 EAST CHINA SEA (Jan. 30, 2019) Lt. j.g. Bryan Hunt, left, and Lt. j.g. Matt Johnston, both assigned to the "Golden Swordsmen" of Patrol Squadron (VP) 47, conduct flight operations during a coordinated maritime patrol operational procedures exercise with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force service members from Fleet Air Wing 5. The "Golden Swordsmen" are currently deployed to Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa, Japan conducting maritime patrol and reconnaissance and theater outreach operations within U.S. 7th Fleet (C7F) area of operations in support of Commander, Task Force 72, C7F, and U.S. Pacific Command objectives throughout the Indo-Asia Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kevin A. Flinn/Released)
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190130-N-KG618-1234 EAST CHINA SEA (Jan. 30, 2019) Lt. j.g. Bryan Hunt, left, and Lt. j.g. Matt Johnston, both assigned to the "Golden Swordsmen" of Patrol Squadron (VP) 47, conduct flight operations during a coordinated maritime patrol operational procedures exercise with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force service members from Fleet Air Wing 5. The "Golden Swordsmen" are currently deployed to Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa, Japan conducting maritime patrol and reconnaissance and theater outreach operations within U.S. 7th Fleet (C7F) area of operations in support of Commander, Task Force 72, C7F, and U.S. Pacific Command objectives throughout the Indo-Asia Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kevin A. Flinn/Released)
Photo By: MC1 Kevin A. Flinn
VIRIN: 190130-N-KG618-1234

 

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190131-N-HS117-1144 INDIAN OCEAN (Jan. 31, 2019) An SA-330J Puma helicopter lifts cargo off of the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during a replenishment-at-sea in the Indian Ocean, Jan. 31, 2019. The John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jeffery L. Southerland/Released)
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190131-N-HS117-1144 INDIAN OCEAN (Jan. 31, 2019) An SA-330J Puma helicopter lifts cargo off of the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during a replenishment-at-sea in the Indian Ocean, Jan. 31, 2019. The John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jeffery L. Southerland/Released)
Photo By: MCSN Jeffery L. Southerland
VIRIN: 190131-N-HS117-1144

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190130-N-RI884-0047 PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 30, 2019) The amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20), the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193), and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) conduct a replenishment-at-sea with MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters assigned to the "Island Knights" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25. Green Bay and Ashland, part of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), are operating in the Indo-Pacific 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 1st Class Daniel Barker/Released)
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190130-N-RI884-0047 PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 30, 2019) The amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20), the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193), and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) conduct a replenishment-at-sea with MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters assigned to the "Island Knights" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25. Green Bay and Ashland, part of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), are operating in the Indo-Pacific 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 1st Class Daniel Barker/Released)
Photo By: MC1 Daniel Barker
VIRIN: 190130-N-RI884-0047

 

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190131-N-YH603-1030 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Jan. 31, 2019) Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Dustin Gipson, left, and Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Brooke Fletcher maneuver a lift to conduct maintenance on the port aircraft elevator aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Kearsarge is the flagship for the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), 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 Casey Moore/Released)
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190131-N-YH603-1030 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Jan. 31, 2019) Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Dustin Gipson, left, and Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Brooke Fletcher maneuver a lift to conduct maintenance on the port aircraft elevator aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Kearsarge is the flagship for the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), 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 Casey Moore/Released)
Photo By: MC2 Casey Moore
VIRIN: 190131-N-YH603-1030

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