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Your Navy Operating Forward - English Channel, Suez Canal, Indian Ocean

27 March 2019

27 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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Torpedo Exercise aboard USS Chancellorsville (CG62) PHILIPPINE SEA (March 12, 2019) A recoverable exercise torpedo is launched from the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62). 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 video by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeremy Graham/Released)

 

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190316-N-OM854-0919 INDIAN OCEAN (March 16, 2019) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14 flies toward the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Indian Ocean, March 16, 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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190316-N-OM854-0919 INDIAN OCEAN (March 16, 2019) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14 flies toward the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Indian Ocean, March 16, 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: 190316-N-OM854-0919

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190317-N-HI376-1012 PHILIPPINE SEA (March 17, 2018) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) launches a Standard Missile (SM) 2 during a missile exercise in the Philippine Sea, March 17, 2019. Missile exercises are designed 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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190317-N-HI376-1012 PHILIPPINE SEA (March 17, 2018) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) launches a Standard Missile (SM) 2 during a missile exercise in the Philippine Sea, March 17, 2019. Missile exercises are designed 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: 190317-N-HI376-1012

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190318-N-IK871-1101 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (March 18, 2019) A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter lands 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 Seaman Nicholas R. Boris/Released)
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190318-N-IK871-1101 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (March 18, 2019) A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter lands 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 Seaman Nicholas R. Boris/Released)
Photo By: MCSN Nicholas R. Boris
VIRIN: 190318-N-IK871-1101

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190320-N-HX510-0079 ARABIAN SEA (March 20, 2019) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14 prepares to land on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Sea, March 20, 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 Seaman Jarrod A. Schad/Released)
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190320-N-HX510-0079 ARABIAN SEA (March 20, 2019) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14 prepares to land on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Sea, March 20, 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 Seaman Jarrod A. Schad/Released)
Photo By: MCSN Jarrod A. Schad
VIRIN: 190320-N-HX510-0079

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190321-N-KA046-0861 ENGLISH CHANNEL (March 21, 2019) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) transits the English Channel, March 21, 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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190321-N-KA046-0861 ENGLISH CHANNEL (March 21, 2019) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) transits the English Channel, March 21, 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: 190321-N-KA046-0861

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190314-N-WK982-2024 PHILIPPINE SEA (March 14, 2019) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85), the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69), and the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) maneuver while operating in the Philippine Sea. 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 John Harris/Released)
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190314-N-WK982-2024 PHILIPPINE SEA (March 14, 2019) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85), the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69), and the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) maneuver while operating in the Philippine Sea. 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 John Harris/Released)
Photo By: MC2 John Harris
VIRIN: 190314-N-WK982-2024

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190301-N-OW019-1482 GULF OF ADEN (March 1, 2019) Naval Air Crewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Benjamin Whitney, from Syracuse, New York, lowers a litter during a Lucky Mariner 19 rescue training exercise with a merchant ship in the Gulf of Aden, March 1, 2019. 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 Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Logan C. Kellums/Released)
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190301-N-OW019-1482 GULF OF ADEN (March 1, 2019) Naval Air Crewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Benjamin Whitney, from Syracuse, New York, lowers a litter during a Lucky Mariner 19 rescue training exercise with a merchant ship in the Gulf of Aden, March 1, 2019. 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 Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Logan C. Kellums/Released)
Photo By: MC3 Zachary Cervantes
VIRIN: 190301-N-OW019-1482

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190316-N-OM854-0641 INDIAN OCEAN (March 16, 2019) An explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team member assigned to EOD Mobile Unit 3 jumps into the water from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14 during anti-mine countermeasures training in the Indian Ocean, March 16, 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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190316-N-OM854-0641 INDIAN OCEAN (March 16, 2019) An explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team member assigned to EOD Mobile Unit 3 jumps into the water from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14 during anti-mine countermeasures training in the Indian Ocean, March 16, 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: 190316-N-OM854-0641

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190314-N-YH603-1018 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (March 14, 2019) A landing craft, air cushion approaches the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) during amphibious training. 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 Casey Moore/Released)
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190314-N-YH603-1018 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (March 14, 2019) A landing craft, air cushion approaches the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) during amphibious training. 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 Casey Moore/Released)
Photo By: MC2 Casey Moore
VIRIN: 190314-N-YH603-1018

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190310-N-RG171-1031 SUEZ CANAL (March 10, 2019) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) transits the Suez Canal, March 10, 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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190310-N-RG171-1031 SUEZ CANAL (March 10, 2019) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) transits the Suez Canal, March 10, 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: 190310-N-RG171-1031

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190320-N-KN684-0477 GULF OF OMAN (March 20, 2019) Sailors load cargo into an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Sea, March 20, 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 Skyler Okerman/Released)
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190320-N-KN684-0477 GULF OF OMAN (March 20, 2019) Sailors load cargo into an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Sea, March 20, 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 Skyler Okerman/Released)
Photo By: MC3 Skyler Okerman
VIRIN: 190320-N-KN684-0477

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190317-N-JX484-007 PLYMOUTH, England (March 17, 2019) Sailors perform routine maintenance on an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter attached to the Spartans of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 70 on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107). 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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190317-N-JX484-007 PLYMOUTH, England (March 17, 2019) Sailors perform routine maintenance on an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter attached to the Spartans of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 70 on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107). 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: 190317-N-JX484-007

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190313-N-IK871-1123 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (March 13, 2019) Electronics Technician 1st Class Montreal J. Whitmore, assigned to Assault Craft Unit 4 embarked aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), communicates via radio aboard a landing craft, air cushion during an amphibious exercise. 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 Seaman Nicholas R. Boris/Released)
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190313-N-IK871-1123 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (March 13, 2019) Electronics Technician 1st Class Montreal J. Whitmore, assigned to Assault Craft Unit 4 embarked aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), communicates via radio aboard a landing craft, air cushion during an amphibious exercise. 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 Seaman Nicholas R. Boris/Released)
Photo By: MCSN Nicholas R. Boris
VIRIN: 190313-N-IK871-1123

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190321-N-JX484-242 ENGLISH CHANNEL (March 21, 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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190321-N-JX484-242 ENGLISH CHANNEL (March 21, 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: 190321-N-JX484-242
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190304-N-IX020-0042 YOKOSUKA, Japan (March 4, 2019) The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Cheyenne (SSN 773) departs Fleet Activities Yokosuka after a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan Litzenberger/Released)
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190304-N-IX020-0042 YOKOSUKA, Japan (March 4, 2019) The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Cheyenne (SSN 773) departs Fleet Activities Yokosuka after a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan Litzenberger/Released)
Photo By: MC1 Ryan Litzenberger
VIRIN: 190304-N-IX020-0042

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190318-N-ER806-1132 ARABIAN SEA (March 18, 2019) The guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) fires a Mark 45 5-inch gun during a live-fire exercise in the Arabian Sea, March 18, 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 Nick Bauer)
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190318-N-ER806-1132 ARABIAN SEA (March 18, 2019) The guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) fires a Mark 45 5-inch gun during a live-fire exercise in the Arabian Sea, March 18, 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 Nick Bauer)
Photo By: MC3 Nick Bauer
VIRIN: 190318-N-ER806-1132

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