Your Navy Operating Forward – Vietnam, Norway, Romania

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.

EAST CHINA SEA (March 5, 2018) F-35B Lightning IIs perform deck landing qualifications aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 embarked a detachment of F-35Bs aboard USS Wasp for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Spring Patrol 2018, marking the first operational deployment of the F-35B with a MEU. As the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, the 31st MEU provides a flexible force ready to perform a wide range of military operations. (U.S. Marine Corps video/Released)

SOUTH CHINA SEA: An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the “Bounty Hunters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 2 flies over Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Granito/Released)
GUAM: Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Jacob Ward, assigned to the “Island Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25, observes a Mark VI patrol boat assigned to Coastal Riverine Group 1, Det. Guam, during a search and rescue exercise off the coast of Guam. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Stacy D. Laseter/Released)
GULF OF THAILAND: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Sea Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, currently assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), is equipped with an LAU-61 rocket launcher for a live fire exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Diana Quinlan/Released)
DA NANG, Vietnam: The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) arrives in Da Nang, Vietnam for a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Devin M. Monroe/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the “Bounty Hunters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 2 attempts an arrested landing aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Elton Charles Wheeler/Released)
RAMSUND, Norway: Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technicians conduct cold water SCUBA diving operations to test advanced underwater demolition procedures during exercise Arctic Specialist 2018 in Ramsund, Norway. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)
YOKOSUKA, Japan: The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) departs Yokosuka. (U.S. Navy photo by Maria Dumanlang/Released)
BLACK SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) fires a Mark 38 25 mm machine gun during a live-fire exercise in the Black Sea Feb, 22, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Turner/Released)
EAST CHINA SEA: An F-35B Lightning II with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 touches down on the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), marking the first time the aircraft has deployed aboard a U.S. Navy ship and with a Marine Expeditionary Unit in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Molina/Released)
CONSTANTA, Romania: A ship tour is conducted aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) during a scheduled port visit in Constanta, Romania, Feb. 20, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kyle Steckler/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: Sailors move ordnance on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dylan M. Kinee/Released)
DA NANG, Vietnam: The guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) arrives in Da Nang, Vietnam for a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Devin M. Monroe/Released)

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