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Your Navy Operating Forward - Thailand, Japan, North Sea

22 February 2019

22 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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190214-N-GC129-0022 SASEBO, Japan (Feb. 14, 2019) Landing Craft, Utility 1634, from Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, conducts a stern gate marriage with the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during a training evolution. A stern gate marriage allows equipment to move on or off the ship without having to bring the LCU all the way into the well deck. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kirsten King/Released)
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190214-N-GC129-0022 SASEBO, Japan (Feb. 14, 2019) Landing Craft, Utility 1634, from Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, conducts a stern gate marriage with the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during a training evolution. A stern gate marriage allows equipment to move on or off the ship without having to bring the LCU all the way into the well deck. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kirsten King/Released)
VIRIN: 190214-N-GC129-0022

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190219-N-JX484-060 NORTH SEA (Feb. 19, 2019) Sailors assigned to the Spartans of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 70 secure an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter to the flight deck aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107). Gravely is underway as the flagship of Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 to conduct maritime operations and provide a continuous maritime capability for NATO in the northern Atlantic. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Andrew Hays/Released)
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190219-N-JX484-060 NORTH SEA (Feb. 19, 2019) Sailors assigned to the Spartans of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 70 secure an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter to the flight deck aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107). Gravely is underway as the flagship of Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 to conduct maritime operations and provide a continuous maritime capability for NATO in the northern Atlantic. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Andrew Hays/Released)
Photo By: MC2 Mark Andrew Hays
VIRIN: 190219-N-JX484-060
 

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190213-N-AT530-1177 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Feb. 13, 2019) The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73) and the Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) sail in front of the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) during a replenishment-at-sea. 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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190213-N-AT530-1177 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Feb. 13, 2019) The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73) and the Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) sail in front of the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) during a replenishment-at-sea. 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: Seaman Christopher Roys
VIRIN: 190213-N-AT530-1177

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190212-N-AB123-1001 GULF OF ADEN (Feb. 12, 2019) A French army SA-330B Puma helicopter prepares to land aboard the expeditionary mobile base platform ship USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3) during a deck landing qualification exercise. The expeditionary sea base platform supports Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade’s diverse missions that include crisis response, airborne mine countermeasures, counter-piracy operations, maritime security operations and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions while enabling TF 51/5 to extend its expeditionary presence in the world’s most volatile regions. (U.S. Navy photo by Aviation Boatswains’ Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Vincent Carter/Released)
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190212-N-AB123-1001 GULF OF ADEN (Feb. 12, 2019) A French army SA-330B Puma helicopter prepares to land aboard the expeditionary mobile base platform ship USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3) during a deck landing qualification exercise. The expeditionary sea base platform supports Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade’s diverse missions that include crisis response, airborne mine countermeasures, counter-piracy operations, maritime security operations and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions while enabling TF 51/5 to extend its expeditionary presence in the world’s most volatile regions. (U.S. Navy photo by Aviation Boatswains’ Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Vincent Carter/Released)
Photo By: ABH3 Vincent Carter
VIRIN: 190212-N-AB123-1001

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190215-N-WI365-1031 EAST CHINA SEA (Feb. 15, 2019) The amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) prepares to conduct a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193). Ashland, part 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 2nd Class Markus Castaneda/Released)
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190215-N-WI365-1031 EAST CHINA SEA (Feb. 15, 2019) The amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) prepares to conduct a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193). Ashland, part 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 2nd Class Markus Castaneda/Released)
Photo By: MC2 Markus Castaneda
VIRIN: 190215-N-WI365-1031

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190217-N-NI298-054 GULF OF THAILAND (Feb. 17, 2019) The amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20), part of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, pulls alongside the Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200) during a replenishment-at-sea evolution. Guadalupe is conducting operations which provides logistical support to U.S. Navy and allied forces operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. . (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tristin Barth/Released)
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190217-N-NI298-054 GULF OF THAILAND (Feb. 17, 2019) The amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20), part of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, pulls alongside the Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200) during a replenishment-at-sea evolution. Guadalupe is conducting operations which provides logistical support to U.S. Navy and allied forces operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. . (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tristin Barth/Released)
Photo By: MC2 Tristin Barth
VIRIN: 190217-N-NI298-054

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190215-N-AT530-1085 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Feb. 15, 2019) The Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) fires a close-in weapons system during a live-fire exercise aboard Fort McHenry. 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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190215-N-AT530-1085 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Feb. 15, 2019) The Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) fires a close-in weapons system during a live-fire exercise aboard Fort McHenry. 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: Seaman Christopher Roys
VIRIN: 190215-N-AT530-1085

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190218-N-HG389-0017 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Feb. 18, 2019) An RQ-21 Blackjack unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) launches from the flight deck of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24), Feb. 18, 2019. Arlington is 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 2nd Class Brandon Parker/Released)
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190218-N-HG389-0017 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Feb. 18, 2019) An RQ-21 Blackjack unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) launches from the flight deck of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24), Feb. 18, 2019. Arlington is 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 2nd Class Brandon Parker/Released)
Photo By: MC2 Brandon Parker
VIRIN: 190218-N-HG389-0017

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190214-N-GC129-0032 SASEBO, Japan (Feb. 14, 2019) Sailors aboard Landing Craft, Utility 1634, from Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, perform a stern gate marriage with the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during a training evolution. A stern gate marriage allows equipment to move on or off the ship without having to bring the LCU all the way into the well deck. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kirsten King/Released)
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190214-N-GC129-0032 SASEBO, Japan (Feb. 14, 2019) Sailors aboard Landing Craft, Utility 1634, from Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, perform a stern gate marriage with the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during a training evolution. A stern gate marriage allows equipment to move on or off the ship without having to bring the LCU all the way into the well deck. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kirsten King/Released)
Photo By: Petty Officer 2nd Class Kirst...
VIRIN: 190214-N-GC129-0032

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190210-M-WW557-770 LAEM CHABANG, Thailand (Feb. 10, 2019) U.S. service members disembark the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) for a liberty call at Laem Chabang, Thailand, Feb. 10, 2019. John C. Stennis is in port to allow the crew to explore and enjoy Thailand’s culture. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Nunez/Released)
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190210-M-WW557-770 LAEM CHABANG, Thailand (Feb. 10, 2019) U.S. service members disembark the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) for a liberty call at Laem Chabang, Thailand, Feb. 10, 2019. John C. Stennis is in port to allow the crew to explore and enjoy Thailand’s culture. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Nunez/Released)
Photo By: Lance Cpl. Kenny Nunez Bigay
VIRIN: 190210-M-WW557-770

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190215-N-UP035-0021 STRAIT OF HORMUZ (Feb.15, 2019) Sailors aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) make final preparations before launching two MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters while transiting the Strait of Hormuz, Feb. 15, 2019. 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 1st Class Mike DiMestico/Released)
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190215-N-UP035-0021 STRAIT OF HORMUZ (Feb.15, 2019) Sailors aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) make final preparations before launching two MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters while transiting the Strait of Hormuz, Feb. 15, 2019. 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 1st Class Mike DiMestico/Released)
Photo By: MC1 Mike DiMestico
VIRIN: 190215-N-UP035-0021

 
 

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