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Your Navy Operating Forward - Australia, Spain, Brazil

07 March 2019

07 March 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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190301-N-GA672-1001 GULF OF ADEN (March 1, 2019) An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37 embarked aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) hovers over a merchant ship during a medical evacuation training drill in the Gulf of Aden, March 1, 2019, during Lucky Mariner 19. Lucky Mariner is an annual exercise led by Naval Coordination and Guidance for Shipping (NCAGS) alongside shipping and coalition maritime forces designed to exercise command and control and provide standardized direction during periods of increased tension to protect the free flow of commerce. (U.S. Navy photo by Intelligence Specialist 3rd Class Zachary Cervantes/Released)
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190301-N-GA672-1001 GULF OF ADEN (March 1, 2019) An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37 embarked aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) hovers over a merchant ship during a medical evacuation training drill in the Gulf of Aden, March 1, 2019, during Lucky Mariner 19. Lucky Mariner is an annual exercise led by Naval Coordination and Guidance for Shipping (NCAGS) alongside shipping and coalition maritime forces designed to exercise command and control and provide standardized direction during periods of increased tension to protect the free flow of commerce. (U.S. Navy photo by Intelligence Specialist 3rd Class Zachary Cervantes/Released)
Photo By: IS3 Zachary Cervantes
VIRIN: 190301-N-GA672-1002

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190302-N-HI376-1187 PHILLIPINE SEA (March 2, 2018) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) fires a Mark-38 25 mm machine gun during a live-fire gunnery exercise. Chancellorsville is forward-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 2nd Class Jeremy Graham/Released)
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190302-N-HI376-1187 PHILLIPINE SEA (March 2, 2018) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) fires a Mark-38 25 mm machine gun during a live-fire gunnery exercise. Chancellorsville is forward-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 2nd Class Jeremy Graham/Released)
Photo By: MC2 Jeremy Graham
VIRIN: 190302-N-HI376-1187

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190228-N-KN684-0279 SOUTH CHINA SEA (Feb. 28, 2019) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the South China Sea, Feb. 28, 2019. John C. Stennis is deployed in 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 Skyler Okerman/Released)
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190228-N-KN684-0279 SOUTH CHINA SEA (Feb. 28, 2019) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the South China Sea, Feb. 28, 2019. John C. Stennis is deployed in 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 Skyler Okerman/Released)
Photo By: MC3 Skyler Okerman
VIRIN: 190228-N-KN684-0279

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190221-N-OW019-1040 GULF OF ADEN (Feb. 21, 2019) Sailors transit in a rigid-hull inflatable boat after being launched from the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) during maritime security operations in the Gulf of Aden, Feb. 21, 2019. 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)
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190221-N-OW019-1040 GULF OF ADEN (Feb. 21, 2019) Sailors transit in a rigid-hull inflatable boat after being launched from the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) during maritime security operations in the Gulf of Aden, Feb. 21, 2019. 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)
Photo By: MC2 Logan C. Kellums
VIRIN: 190221-N-OW019-1040

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190224-N-NI298-078 JAVA SEA (Feb. 24, 2019) The Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) pulls alongside the Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200) during a replenishment-at-sea evolution. Guadalupe is conducting routine operations, providing 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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190224-N-NI298-078 JAVA SEA (Feb. 24, 2019) The Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) pulls alongside the Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200) during a replenishment-at-sea evolution. Guadalupe is conducting routine operations, providing 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: 190224-N-NI298-078

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190227-N-JX484-296 BALTIC SEA (Feb. 27, 2019) Sailors from the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) send a fuel sample to an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter from the Spartans of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM 70) before a helicopter in-flight refueling exercise. Gravely is deployed 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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190227-N-JX484-296 BALTIC SEA (Feb. 27, 2019) Sailors from the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) send a fuel sample to an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter from the Spartans of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM 70) before a helicopter in-flight refueling exercise. Gravely is deployed 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: 190227-N-JX484-296

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190220-N-OW182-2015 ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 20, 2019) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) transits the Arabian Gulf, Feb. 20, 2019. Mitscher 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 Jacob Milham/Released)
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190220-N-OW182-2015 ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 20, 2019) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) transits the Arabian Gulf, Feb. 20, 2019. Mitscher 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 Jacob Milham/Released)
Photo By: MC2 Jacob Milham
VIRIN: 190220-N-OW182-2015

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190224-N-IO414-1045 SOUTH CHINA SEA (Feb. 24, 2019) Sailors aboard the Avenger class mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) prepare to connect fuel hoses during a replenishment-at-sea with the Henry J. Kaiser-class replenishment oiler ship USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200). Chief, part of Mine Countermeasure Squadron 7, is operating in the Indo-Pacific region to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response platform for contingency operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jordan Crouch/Released)
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190224-N-IO414-1045 SOUTH CHINA SEA (Feb. 24, 2019) Sailors aboard the Avenger class mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) prepare to connect fuel hoses during a replenishment-at-sea with the Henry J. Kaiser-class replenishment oiler ship USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200). Chief, part of Mine Countermeasure Squadron 7, is operating in the Indo-Pacific region to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response platform for contingency operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jordan Crouch/Released)
Photo By: MC2 Jordan Crouch
VIRIN: 190224-N-IO414-1045

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190225-N-RG171-0884 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Feb. 25, 2019) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) fires the Mark 45 5-inch gun during a gunnery exercise, Feb. 25, 2019. McFaul 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 Will Hardy/Released)
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190225-N-RG171-0884 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Feb. 25, 2019) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) fires the Mark 45 5-inch gun during a gunnery exercise, Feb. 25, 2019. McFaul 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 Will Hardy/Released)
Photo By: MC3 Will Hardy
VIRIN: 190225-N-RG171-0884

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190219-N-OW019-1145 GULF OF ADEN (Feb. 19, 2019) Sailors prepare to secure a load aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) during a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) in the Gulf of Aden, Feb. 19, 2019. 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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190219-N-OW019-1145 GULF OF ADEN (Feb. 19, 2019) Sailors prepare to secure a load aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) during a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) in the Gulf of Aden, Feb. 19, 2019. 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 C. Kellums
VIRIN: 190219-N-OW019-1145

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190301-N-HI376-1029 PHILLIPINE SEA (Mar. 01, 2018) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) fires its 5-inch gun during a live-fire gunnery exercise. Chancellorsville is forward-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 2nd Class Jeremy Graham/Released)
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190301-N-HI376-1029 PHILLIPINE SEA (Mar. 01, 2018) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) fires its 5-inch gun during a live-fire gunnery exercise. Chancellorsville is forward-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 2nd Class Jeremy Graham/Released)
Photo By: MC2 Jeremy Graham
VIRIN: 190301-N-HI376-1029

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190225-N-RG171-0719 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Feb. 25, 2019) Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Andrew Ball sits in a rigid-hull inflatable boat approaching the Egyptian navy Descubierta-class corvette El Suez (F946) during a passing exercise with the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74), Feb. 25, 2019. McFaul 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 Will Hardy/Released)
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190225-N-RG171-0719 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Feb. 25, 2019) Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Andrew Ball sits in a rigid-hull inflatable boat approaching the Egyptian navy Descubierta-class corvette El Suez (F946) during a passing exercise with the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74), Feb. 25, 2019. McFaul 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 Will Hardy/Released)
Photo By: MC3 Will Hardy
VIRIN: 190225-N-RG171-0719
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190301-N-FK318-0206 GULF OF OMAN (March 1, 2019) The guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) in the Gulf of Oman, March 1, 2019. Stockdale 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 Abigayle Lutz/Released)
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190301-N-FK318-0206 GULF OF OMAN (March 1, 2019) The guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) in the Gulf of Oman, March 1, 2019. Stockdale 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 Abigayle Lutz/Released)
Photo By: MC3 Abigayle Lutz
VIRIN: 190301-N-FK318-0206
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190226-N-N0101-001 STIRLING, Australia (Feb. 26, 2019) The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) arrives at the Royal Australian Navy base HMAS Stirling for a scheduled port visit. Santa Fe is deployed to the Indo-Pacific to enhance alliances and promote peace and stability in the region. While in Stirling, the crew will engage in a series of community outreach events and tours. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Tommaso Mastroianni/Released)
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190226-N-N0101-001 STIRLING, Australia (Feb. 26, 2019) The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) arrives at the Royal Australian Navy base HMAS Stirling for a scheduled port visit. Santa Fe is deployed to the Indo-Pacific to enhance alliances and promote peace and stability in the region. While in Stirling, the crew will engage in a series of community outreach events and tours. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Tommaso Mastroianni/Released)
Photo By: Lt. j.g. Tommaso Mastroianni
VIRIN: 190226-N-N0101-001
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190223-N-KA046-0106 ROTA, SPAIN (Feb. 23, 2019) Sailors use needle guns to remove rust from the anchor chain of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) at Naval Station Rota, Spain, Feb. 23, 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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190223-N-KA046-0106 ROTA, SPAIN (Feb. 23, 2019) Sailors use needle guns to remove rust from the anchor chain of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) at Naval Station Rota, Spain, Feb. 23, 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: 190223-N-KA046-0106

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