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Your Navy Operating Forward - Baltic Sea, North Sea, Philippine Sea

13 March 2019

13 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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190306-N-SZ865-2107 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (March 6, 2019) Sailors perform pre-flight checks on an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter on the flight deck of 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, 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 Michael Eduardo Jorge/Released)
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190306-N-SZ865-2107 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (March 6, 2019) Sailors perform pre-flight checks on an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter on the flight deck of 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, 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 Michael Eduardo Jorge/Released)
Photo By: MC2 Michael Eduardo Jorge
VIRIN: 190306-N-SZ865-2107

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190310-N-HI376-1168 PHILIPPINE SEA (March 10, 2018) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) fires its 5-inch Mark 45 lightweight gun during a live-fire gunnery exercise while operating in the Philippine Sea, March 10, 2019. U.S. Navy warships train together to increase the tactical proficiency, lethality, and interoperability of participating units in an Era of Great Power Competition. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeremy Graham/Released)
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190310-N-HI376-1168 PHILIPPINE SEA (March 10, 2018) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) fires its 5-inch Mark 45 lightweight gun during a live-fire gunnery exercise while operating in the Philippine Sea, March 10, 2019. U.S. Navy warships train together to increase the tactical proficiency, lethality, and interoperability of participating units in an Era of Great Power Competition. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeremy Graham/Released)
Photo By: MC2 Jeremy Graham
VIRIN: 190310-N-HI376-1168

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190307-N-OM854-0284 INDIAN OCEAN (March 7, 2019) An F/A-18E Super Hornet, right, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 and an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to VFA 14 launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Indian Ocean, March 7, 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 Grant G. Grady/Released)
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190307-N-OM854-0284 INDIAN OCEAN (March 7, 2019) An F/A-18E Super Hornet, right, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 and an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to VFA 14 launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Indian Ocean, March 7, 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 Grant G. Grady/Released)
Photo By: MC3 Grant G. Grady
VIRIN: 190307-N-OM854-0284

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190311-N-JX484-489 NORTH SEA (March 11, 2019) The guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) breaks away from the German navy replenishment tanker FGS Spessart (A 1442) following a replenishment-at-sea, March 11, 2019. 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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190311-N-JX484-489 NORTH SEA (March 11, 2019) The guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) breaks away from the German navy replenishment tanker FGS Spessart (A 1442) following a replenishment-at-sea, March 11, 2019. 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: 190311-N-JX484-489

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190308-N-XK398-1023 PHILIPPINE SEA (March 08, 2019) Sailors aboard the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Pioneer (MCM 9) lower a mine neutralization vehicle to search and disarm training mines as the ship conducts a mine hunting exercise. Pioneer, part of Mine Countermeasure Squadron 7, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations 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 Joshua Mortensen/Released)
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190308-N-XK398-1023 PHILIPPINE SEA (March 08, 2019) Sailors aboard the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Pioneer (MCM 9) lower a mine neutralization vehicle to search and disarm training mines as the ship conducts a mine hunting exercise. Pioneer, part of Mine Countermeasure Squadron 7, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations 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 Joshua Mortensen/Released)
Photo By: MC2 Joshua Mortensen
VIRIN: 190308-N-XK398-1023

 

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190303-M-BY563-1020 GULF OF OMAN (March 3, 2019) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter hovers, waiting to drop crates from the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) to the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD-43) during a vertical replenishment-at-sea. Marines and Sailors with the 22nd MEU and Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group are currently 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. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Davin BrinkClapp/Released)
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190303-M-BY563-1020 GULF OF OMAN (March 3, 2019) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter hovers, waiting to drop crates from the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) to the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD-43) during a vertical replenishment-at-sea. Marines and Sailors with the 22nd MEU and Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group are currently 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. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Davin BrinkClapp/Released)
Photo By: Sgt. Davin BrinkClapp
VIRIN: 190303-M-BY563-1020

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190310-N-HI376-1030 PHILIPPINE SEA (March 10, 2018) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Milius (DDG 69), USS McCampbell (DDG 85), and USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) are underway in formation during a live-fire gunnery exercise, March 10, 2019. U.S. Navy warships train together to increase the tactical proficiency, lethality, and interoperability of participating units in an Era of Great Power Competition. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeremy Graham/Released)
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190310-N-HI376-1030 PHILIPPINE SEA (March 10, 2018) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Milius (DDG 69), USS McCampbell (DDG 85), and USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) are underway in formation during a live-fire gunnery exercise, March 10, 2019. U.S. Navy warships train together to increase the tactical proficiency, lethality, and interoperability of participating units in an Era of Great Power Competition. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeremy Graham/Released)
Photo By: Petty Officer 2nd Class Jerem...
VIRIN: 190310-N-HI376-1030

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190308-N-RG171-1035 SUEZ CANAL (March 8, 2019) The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Florida (SSGN 728) transits the Suez Canal, March 8, 2019. U.S. 5th Fleet's area of operations encompasses about 2.5 million square miles of water area and includes the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman and parts of the Indian Ocean. This expanse, comprised of 20 countries, includes three critical choke points at the Strait of Hormuz, the Suez Canal and the Strait of Bab el-Mandeb at the southern tip of Yemen. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Will Hardy/Released)
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190308-N-RG171-1035 SUEZ CANAL (March 8, 2019) The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Florida (SSGN 728) transits the Suez Canal, March 8, 2019. U.S. 5th Fleet's area of operations encompasses about 2.5 million square miles of water area and includes the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman and parts of the Indian Ocean. This expanse, comprised of 20 countries, includes three critical choke points at the Strait of Hormuz, the Suez Canal and the Strait of Bab el-Mandeb at the southern tip of Yemen. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Will Hardy/Released)
Photo By: MC3 Will Hardy
VIRIN: 190308-N-RG171-1035

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190307-N-JX484-328 BALTIC SEA (March 7, 2019) Sailors man the rails as the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) approaches the German navy replenishment tanker FGS Spessart (A 1442) for a replenishment-at-sea. 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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190307-N-JX484-328 BALTIC SEA (March 7, 2019) Sailors man the rails as the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) approaches the German navy replenishment tanker FGS Spessart (A 1442) for a replenishment-at-sea. 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: 190307-N-JX484-328

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190201-N-PX671-003 PHILIPPINES (Feb. 01, 2019) Sailors assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 16 prepare a P-8A aircraft for a flight, Feb. 1, 2019. (US Navy photo taken by Lt. Cmdr Alan Johnson/Released)
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190201-N-PX671-003 PHILIPPINES (Feb. 01, 2019) Sailors assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 16 prepare a P-8A aircraft for a flight, Feb. 1, 2019. (US Navy photo taken by Lt. Cmdr Alan Johnson/Released)
Photo By: Lt.Cmdr. Alan Johnson
VIRIN: 190201-N-PX671-003

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190304-N-JN023-1147 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (March 4, 2019) Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Tyler Ocana observes as fuel is received aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) during a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196). Kearsarge is the flagship for 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 2nd Class Megan Anuci/Released)
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190304-N-JN023-1147 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (March 4, 2019) Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Tyler Ocana observes as fuel is received aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) during a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196). Kearsarge is the flagship for 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 2nd Class Megan Anuci/Released)
Photo By: MC2 Megan Anuci
VIRIN: 190304-N-JN023-1147

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190311-N-JX484-371 NORTH SEA (March 11, 2019) The guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) and the guided-missile frigate ORP General K. Pulaski (FrR 272) conduct a replenishment-at-sea with the German navy replenishment tanker FGS Spessart (A 1442), March 11, 2019. 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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190311-N-JX484-371 NORTH SEA (March 11, 2019) The guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) and the guided-missile frigate ORP General K. Pulaski (FrR 272) conduct a replenishment-at-sea with the German navy replenishment tanker FGS Spessart (A 1442), March 11, 2019. 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: 190311-N-JX484-371

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190219-F-LG053-0105 ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (Feb. 20, 2019) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 prepares to take off for a Cope North 2019 (CN19) group photo, Feb. 20, 2019, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. CN19 is a long-standing exercise designed to enhance multilateral air operations amongst allies and will include humanitarian assistance and disaster relief airlift operations as well as large-force employment. Approximately 2,000 U.S. Airmen, Marines, and Sailors will exercise alongside approximately 800 RAAF and JASDF members during the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Xavier Navarro/Released)
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190219-F-LG053-0105 ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (Feb. 20, 2019) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 prepares to take off for a Cope North 2019 (CN19) group photo, Feb. 20, 2019, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. CN19 is a long-standing exercise designed to enhance multilateral air operations amongst allies and will include humanitarian assistance and disaster relief airlift operations as well as large-force employment. Approximately 2,000 U.S. Airmen, Marines, and Sailors will exercise alongside approximately 800 RAAF and JASDF members during the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Xavier Navarro/Released)
Photo By: Senior Airman Xavier Navarro
VIRIN: 190219-F-LG053-0105
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190310-N-JN784-3372 PHILIPPINE SEA (March 10, 2019) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) fires its 5-inch Mark 45 lightweight gun during a live-fire training exercise while operating in the Philippine Sea, March 10, 2019. U.S. Navy warships train together to increase the tactical proficiency, lethality, and interoperability of participating units in an Era of Great Power Competition. (U.S. navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Alexandra Seeley/Released)
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190310-N-JN784-3372 PHILIPPINE SEA (March 10, 2019) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) fires its 5-inch Mark 45 lightweight gun during a live-fire training exercise while operating in the Philippine Sea, March 10, 2019. U.S. Navy warships train together to increase the tactical proficiency, lethality, and interoperability of participating units in an Era of Great Power Competition. (U.S. navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Alexandra Seeley/Released)
VIRIN: 190310-N-JN784-3372

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