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Your Navy Operating Forward - Ionian Sea, Adriatic Sea, Strait of Gibraltar

08 May 2019

08 May 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. USS Montgomery (LCS 8) launches a RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM)

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VIDEO | 00:21 | USS Montgomery (LCS 8) launches a RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Apr. 23, 2019) Independence variant littoral combat ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8) launches a RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) during a missile exercise. Montgomery is underway in the Eastern Pacific conducting routine training. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Morgan K. Nall/released) 190423 N IA905 1001

 

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190429-N-MM912-1078 MEDITERRANEAN SEA An E-2D Hawkeye from the "Bluetails" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121 prepares to make an arrested landing on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). 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, the guided-missile cruiser 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 Seaman Michael Singley/Released)
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190429-N-MM912-1078 MEDITERRANEAN SEA An E-2D Hawkeye from the "Bluetails" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121 prepares to make an arrested landing on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). 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, the guided-missile cruiser 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 Seaman Michael Singley/Released)
Photo By: MCSN Michael Singley
VIRIN: 190429-N-MM912-1078

 
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190502-N-MM912-1004 ADRIATIC SEA (May 2, 2019) Airman Stephen Plummer, from Lansdale, Pa., signals an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the "Nightdippers" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 5 to lift off of the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is deployed with the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) 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 12 (CSG 12), Destroyer Squadron 2 (DESRON 2), USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and Carrier Air Wing 7 (CVW 7); as well as the �lvaro de Baz�n-class frigate ESPS M�ndez N��ez (F 104). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael Singley/Released)
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190502-N-MM912-1004 ADRIATIC SEA (May 2, 2019) Airman Stephen Plummer, from Lansdale, Pa., signals an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the "Nightdippers" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 5 to lift off of the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is deployed with the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) 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 12 (CSG 12), Destroyer Squadron 2 (DESRON 2), USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and Carrier Air Wing 7 (CVW 7); as well as the �lvaro de Baz�n-class frigate ESPS M�ndez N��ez (F 104). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael Singley/Released)
Photo By: MCSN Michael S. Singley
VIRIN: 190502-N-MM912-1004

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190502-N-JX484-262 BALTIC SEA (May 2, 2019) Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Haylee Brown fires a shot line from the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) to the German navy replenishment tanker FGS Rhoen (A1443) in preparation for a replenishment-at-sea. Gravely is underway on a scheduled deployment 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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190502-N-JX484-262 BALTIC SEA (May 2, 2019) Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Haylee Brown fires a shot line from the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) to the German navy replenishment tanker FGS Rhoen (A1443) in preparation for a replenishment-at-sea. Gravely is underway on a scheduled deployment 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: 190502-N-JX484-262

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190504-N-FB291-2114 IONIAN SEA (May 4, 2019) An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the "Jolly Rogers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 makes an arrested landing on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). 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, the guided-missile cruiser 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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190504-N-FB291-2114 IONIAN SEA (May 4, 2019) An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the "Jolly Rogers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 makes an arrested landing on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). 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, the guided-missile cruiser 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: 190504-N-FB291-2114
 

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190429-N-WH681-1049 ARABIAN GULF (April 29, 2019) A landing craft, air cushion approaches the well 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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190429-N-WH681-1049 ARABIAN GULF (April 29, 2019) A landing craft, air cushion approaches the well 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: 190429-N-WH681-1049

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190503-N-YW238-0044 STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR (May 3, 2019) A P-8 Poseidon flies alongside the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Strait of Gibraltar, May 3, 2019. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is deployed 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 Connor D. Loessin/Released)
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190503-N-YW238-0044 STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR (May 3, 2019) A P-8 Poseidon flies alongside the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Strait of Gibraltar, May 3, 2019. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is deployed 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 Connor D. Loessin/Released)
Photo By: MC3 Connor D. Loessin
VIRIN: 190503-N-YW238-0044

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190501-N-HM296-0002 MARSEILLE, France (May, 2019) Sailors tow an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) while pulling out of Marseille, France, May 1, 2019. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is deployed 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 Ikenna Tanaka/Released)
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190501-N-HM296-0002 MARSEILLE, France (May, 2019) Sailors tow an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) while pulling out of Marseille, France, May 1, 2019. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is deployed 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 Ikenna Tanaka/Released)
Photo By: MC3 Ikenna Tanaka
VIRIN: 190501-N-HM296-0002

 
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190502-N-QR145-101 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (May 2, 2019) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) fires its Mark 45 5-inch gun during a live-fire exercise in the Mediterranean Sea, May 2, 2019. Ross, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its eighth 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 Krystina Coffey/Released)
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190502-N-QR145-101 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (May 2, 2019) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) fires its Mark 45 5-inch gun during a live-fire exercise in the Mediterranean Sea, May 2, 2019. Ross, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its eighth 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 Krystina Coffey/Released)
Photo By: MC2 Krystina Coffey
VIRIN: 190502-N-QR145-101

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190503-N-MM912-1034 IONIAN SEA (May 3, 2019) An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the "Fist of the Fleet" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 25 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). 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, the guided-missile cruiser 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 Seaman Michael Singley/Released)
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190503-N-MM912-1034 IONIAN SEA (May 3, 2019) An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the "Fist of the Fleet" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 25 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). 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, the guided-missile cruiser 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 Seaman Michael Singley/Released)
Photo By: MCSN Michael S. Singley
VIRIN: 190503-N-MM912-1034

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190501-N-FK318-0035 SUVA, Fiji (April 30, 2019) The guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) is anchored in Suva, Fiji, for a port visit, May 1, 2019. Stockdale 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 2nd Class Abigayle Lutz/Released)
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190501-N-FK318-0035 SUVA, Fiji (April 30, 2019) The guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) is anchored in Suva, Fiji, for a port visit, May 1, 2019. Stockdale 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 2nd Class Abigayle Lutz/Released)
Photo By: MC3 Abigayle Lutz
VIRIN: 190501-N-FK318-0035
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190501-N-SZ865-1223 ARABIAN GULF (May 1, 2019) The dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3) sends stores to the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) during a replenishment-at-sea. 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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190501-N-SZ865-1223 ARABIAN GULF (May 1, 2019) The dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3) sends stores to the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) during a replenishment-at-sea. 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: 190501-N-SZ865-1223

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190427-N-CN315-0088 SOUTH CHINA SEA (April 27, 2019) The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) transits the South China Sea. Blue Ridge is the oldest operational ship in the Navy and, as U.S. 7th Fleet command ship, actively works to foster relationships with allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific Region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Jimmy Ong/Released)
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190427-N-CN315-0088 SOUTH CHINA SEA (April 27, 2019) The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) transits the South China Sea. Blue Ridge is the oldest operational ship in the Navy and, as U.S. 7th Fleet command ship, actively works to foster relationships with allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific Region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Jimmy Ong/Released)
Photo By: Jim Ong
VIRIN: 190427-N-CN315-0088

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