Your Navy Operating Forward – Baltic Sea, Gulf of Thailand, Gulf of Tadjoura
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.
SEA OF JAPAN: U.S. Navy and Japan Air Self-Defense Force aircraft fly in formation over the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). The U.S. Navy and Japan Air Self-Defense Force routinely fly together to continue efforts of supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Artur Sedrakyar/Released)
GULF OF TADJOURA, Djibouti: Patrol boats assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 1 maneuver through the Gulf of Tadjoura, Djibouti, after completing an escort mission for the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG-103). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Natalia Murillo/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) fires the Mark 45 5-inch gun during a live-fire exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price/Released)
BALTIC SEA: Assault amphibious vehicles depart the well deck of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) to perform a simulated amphibious raid in Ventspils, Latvia, during exercise BALTOPS 2017. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sara Grooms/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) transits the South China Sea. (U.S. Navy Photo By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kryzentia Weiermann/ Released)
SEA OF JAPAN: The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group, including the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) and the guided-missile destroyers USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) and USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), operate with the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group including, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), CVW-5, USS Shiloh (CG 67), USS Barry (DDG 52), USS McCampbell (DDG 85), USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and USS Mustin (DDG 89), and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships (JS) Hyuga (DDH 181) and JS Ashigara (DDG 178) in the western Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Z.A. Landers/Released)
YOKOSUKA, Japan: The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Olympia (SSN 717) prepares to moor at Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian G. Reynolds/Released)
NAVAL STATION ROTA, Spain: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) arrives at Naval Station Rota, Spain. Ross, forward-deployed to Rota, is conducting naval operations 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 3rd Class Robert S. Price/Released)
SEA OF JAPAN: Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) sail in formation during a bilateral exercise between USS Carl Vinson and USS Ronald Reagan carrier strike groups and the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kelsey L. Adams/Released)
GULF OF THAILAND: The littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) is underway in formation with ships from the Royal Thai Navy as part of a division tactics exercise during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven Leigh Ellis/Released)
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