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. 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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