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

25 April 2019

25 April 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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VIDEO | 01:58 | U.S. Navy Conducts Ready for Operations Exercise in the Arabian Gulf

U.S. Navy Conducts Ready for Operations Exercise in the Arabian Gulf

ARABIAN GULF (March 31, 2019) The Cyclone-class coastal patrol ships USS Thunderbolt (PC 12), USS Whirlwind (PC 11), and USS Chinook (PC 9) and the patrol boat USCGC Aquidneck (WPB 1309) participate in a Ready for Operations exercise in the Arabian gulf. The Thunderbolt, Whirlwind, Chinook and Aquidneck are forward-deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Army video by Spc. Dakota Young/Released) 190331 A WO440 1004

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190422-N-OM854-0225 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (April 22, 2019) An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151, launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Mediterranean Sea, April 22, 2019. John C. Stennis is underway in the Mediterranean Sea as part of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (JCSCSG) deployment in support of maritime security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant G. Grady)
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190422-N-OM854-0225 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (April 22, 2019) An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151, launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Mediterranean Sea, April 22, 2019. John C. Stennis is underway in the Mediterranean Sea as part of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (JCSCSG) deployment in support of maritime security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Grant G. Grady)
Photo By: MC3 Grant G. Grady
VIRIN: 190422-N-OM854-0225

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190417-N-OX029-1045 PHILIPPINE SEA (April 17, 2019) A landing craft, air cushion (LCAC) prepares to enter the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). The Wasp, flagship of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, is operating in the Indo-Pacific region to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force for any type any type of contingency. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin F. Davella III/Released)
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190417-N-OX029-1045 PHILIPPINE SEA (April 17, 2019) A landing craft, air cushion (LCAC) prepares to enter the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). The Wasp, flagship of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, is operating in the Indo-Pacific region to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force for any type any type of contingency. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin F. Davella III/Released)
Photo By: MC3 Benjamin Davella
VIRIN: 190417-N-OX029-1045
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190415-A-AM616-1132 ARABIAN GULF (April 15, 2019) Military public affairs and civilian news agencies dismount an MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter aboard the Royal Fleet Auxiliary landing ship dock RFA Cardigan Bay (L3009) during Artemis Trident 19. Artemis Trident is a mine countermeasures exercise conducted by France’s Marine Nationale, the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy and the U.S. Navy in the Arabian Gulf focused on increasing interoperability and demonstrating the nations’ shared commitment to ensuring unfettered maritime operations. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sidney Weston/Released)
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190415-A-AM616-1132 ARABIAN GULF (April 15, 2019) Military public affairs and civilian news agencies dismount an MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter aboard the Royal Fleet Auxiliary landing ship dock RFA Cardigan Bay (L3009) during Artemis Trident 19. Artemis Trident is a mine countermeasures exercise conducted by France’s Marine Nationale, the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy and the U.S. Navy in the Arabian Gulf focused on increasing interoperability and demonstrating the nations’ shared commitment to ensuring unfettered maritime operations. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sidney Weston/Released)
Photo By: Sgt. Sidney Weston
VIRIN: 190415-A-AM616-1132

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190419-N-RG171-1184 GULF OF ADEN (April 19, 2019) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) fires the Mark 38 25 mm machine gun system, April 19, 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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190419-N-RG171-1184 GULF OF ADEN (April 19, 2019) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) fires the Mark 38 25 mm machine gun system, April 19, 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: Petty Officer 3rd Class William Hardy
VIRIN: 190419-N-RG171-1184

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190418-N-KN684-0151 RED SEA (April 18, 2019) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Christopher Settle, from Columbus, Indiana, directs an EA-18G Growler assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 133 toward a steam-powered catapult on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Red Sea, April 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 Skyler Okerman)
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190418-N-KN684-0151 RED SEA (April 18, 2019) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Christopher Settle, from Columbus, Indiana, directs an EA-18G Growler assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 133 toward a steam-powered catapult on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Red Sea, April 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 Skyler Okerman)
Photo By: MC3 Skyler Okerman
VIRIN: 190418-N-KN684-0151

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190424-N-NF912-0631 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (April 24, 2019) The Abraham Lincoln and John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Groups conduct carrier strike force operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. Together, the strike groups will complete high-end war fighting training, enhancing interoperability with key allies and partners in the European theater. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeremiah Bartelt/Released)
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190424-N-NF912-0631 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (April 24, 2019) The Abraham Lincoln and John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Groups conduct carrier strike force operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. Together, the strike groups will complete high-end war fighting training, enhancing interoperability with key allies and partners in the European theater. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeremiah Bartelt/Released)
Photo By: MC3 Jeremiah Bartelt
VIRIN: 190424-N-NF912-0631

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190416-N-SA412-1109 PHILIPPINE SEA (April 16, 2019) Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 2nd Class George Guzman, from Frankston, Texas, offloads chaff rounds aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). The Wasp, flagship of Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, 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 Sean Galbreath/Released)
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190416-N-SA412-1109 PHILIPPINE SEA (April 16, 2019) Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 2nd Class George Guzman, from Frankston, Texas, offloads chaff rounds aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). The Wasp, flagship of Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, 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 Sean Galbreath/Released)
Photo By: MC3 Sean Galbreath
VIRIN: 190416-N-SA412-1109

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190419-N-IK871-1134 ARABIAN GULF (April 19, 2019) An AV-8B Harrier lands on the flight deck 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, 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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190419-N-IK871-1134 ARABIAN GULF (April 19, 2019) An AV-8B Harrier lands on the flight deck 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, 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: 190419-N-IK871-1134

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190418-N-JX484-103 BALTIC SEA (April 18, 2019) An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter from the Spartans of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM 70) approaches the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) during routine flight operations. 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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190418-N-JX484-103 BALTIC SEA (April 18, 2019) An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter from the Spartans of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM 70) approaches the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) during routine flight operations. 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: 190418-N-JX484-103

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190421-N-GD018-1122 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (April 21, 2019) An EA-18G Growler from the "Patriots" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 140 lands on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is deployed as part of Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group deployment in support of maritime security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th, 6th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. With Abraham Lincoln as the flagship, deployed strike group assets include staffs, ships and aircraft of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2 and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7; as well as the Spanish navy Alvaro de Bazan-class frigate ESPS Méndez Núñez (F 104). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amber Smalley/Released)
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190421-N-GD018-1122 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (April 21, 2019) An EA-18G Growler from the "Patriots" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 140 lands on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is deployed as part of Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group deployment in support of maritime security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th, 6th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. With Abraham Lincoln as the flagship, deployed strike group assets include staffs, ships and aircraft of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2 and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7; as well as the Spanish navy Alvaro de Bazan-class frigate ESPS Méndez Núñez (F 104). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amber Smalley/Released)
Photo By: MC3 Amber Smalley
VIRIN: 190421-N-GD018-1122

 

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190420-N-OM854-0104 SUEZ CANAL (April 20, 2019) The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) transits the Suez Canal, April 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 Grant G. Grady/Released)
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190420-N-OM854-0104 SUEZ CANAL (April 20, 2019) The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) transits the Suez Canal, April 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 Grant G. Grady/Released)
Photo By: MC3 Grant G. Grady
VIRIN: 190420-N-OM854-0104

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190418-N-WH681-3098 ARABIAN GULF (April 18, 2019) Sailors assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 lower a stretcher from a MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter during search and rescue training 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 3rd Class Kaitlyn E. Eads/Released)
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190418-N-WH681-3098 ARABIAN GULF (April 18, 2019) Sailors assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 lower a stretcher from a MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter during search and rescue training 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 3rd Class Kaitlyn E. Eads/Released)
Photo By: MC3 Kaitlyn E. Eads
VIRIN: 190418-N-WH681-3098

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190418-N-UI104-0490 PHILIPPINE SEA (April 18, 2019) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) and the Royal Australian Navy Adelaide-class guided-missile frigate HMAS Melbourne (FFG 05) transit in formation during a cooperative deployment. Preble and Melbourne are participating in a cooperative deployment in order to improve on maritime capabilities between partners. Preble 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 1st Class Bryan Niegel/Released)
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190418-N-UI104-0490 PHILIPPINE SEA (April 18, 2019) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) and the Royal Australian Navy Adelaide-class guided-missile frigate HMAS Melbourne (FFG 05) transit in formation during a cooperative deployment. Preble and Melbourne are participating in a cooperative deployment in order to improve on maritime capabilities between partners. Preble 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 1st Class Bryan Niegel/Released)
Photo By: MC1 Bryan Niegel
VIRIN: 190418-N-UI104-0490
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190422-N-FB291-1015 MEDITERANIAN SEA (April 22, 2019) An MH-60S Sea-Hawk helicopter from the "Nightdippers" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 5 carries supplies from the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) to the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) during a vertical replenishment-at-sea. Abraham Lincoln is deployed as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th, U.S. 6th and U.S. 7th Fleet areas of operation. With Abraham Lincoln as the flagship, deployed strike group assets include staffs, ships and aircraft of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2, USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7; as well as the Spanish navy Alvaro de Bazan-class frigate ESPS Mendez Nunez (F 104). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Garrett LaBarge/Released)
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190422-N-FB291-1015 MEDITERANIAN SEA (April 22, 2019) An MH-60S Sea-Hawk helicopter from the "Nightdippers" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 5 carries supplies from the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) to the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) during a vertical replenishment-at-sea. Abraham Lincoln is deployed as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group in support of maritime security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th, U.S. 6th and U.S. 7th Fleet areas of operation. With Abraham Lincoln as the flagship, deployed strike group assets include staffs, ships and aircraft of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2, USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7; as well as the Spanish navy Alvaro de Bazan-class frigate ESPS Mendez Nunez (F 104). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Garrett LaBarge/Released)
Photo By: MC3 Garrett LaBarge
VIRIN: 190422-N-FB291-1015
 
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190418-N-HX510-1183 RED SEA (April 18, 2019) An E-2C Hawkeye assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 117 flies over the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Red Sea, April 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 Seaman Jarrod A. Schad/Released)
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190418-N-HX510-1183 RED SEA (April 18, 2019) An E-2C Hawkeye assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 117 flies over the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Red Sea, April 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 Seaman Jarrod A. Schad/Released)
Photo By: MCSN Jarrod A. Schad
VIRIN: 190418-N-HX510-1183

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