Your Navy Operating Forward – U.S. 5th Fleet, Mediterranean Sea, Yokosuka

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.

U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Squadron (HSC) 28 transports pallets from the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE 6) to the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel C. Coxwest/Released)
YOKOSUKA, Japan: The guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) departs U.S. Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka for Shimoda, Japan, for the annual Black Ship Festival celebrating the historic arrival of Commodore Perry to Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Garrett Zopfi/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: An E-2D Hawkeye early warning and attack aircraft assigned to the “Sea Hawks” of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 126 launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Thomas Gooley/Released)
SATTAHIP, Thailand: The expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) arrives in Sattahip, Thailand, during Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Fulton/Released)
YOKOSUKA, Japan: The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile-destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) arrives at U.S. Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka, to become part of the Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) in Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Ryo Isobe/ Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: Marines assigned to the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), ride in a rigid-hull inflatable boat next to the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during helocast training in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jered T. Stone/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the “Proud Warriors” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 72 takes off from the guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Sara Eshleman/Released)
CORFU, Greece: The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS New York (LPD 21) arrives in Corfu, Greece. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Juan A. Soto-Delgado/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: Marines assigned to the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), jump from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 during helocast training in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jered T. Stone/Released)

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