US Navy Deploys World Wide To Show American Power

150601-N-FQ994-244  BLACK SEA (June 1, 2015) The Ukranian Navy Frigate Hetman Sahaydachniy (U 130) transits the Black Sea. Hetman Sahaydachniy is scheduled to conduct a two-day underway exercise with the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) June 1-2, 2015. Ross is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price/Released)

BLACK SEA (June 1, 2015) The Ukranian Navy Frigate Hetman Sahaydachniy (U 130) transits the Black Sea. Hetman Sahaydachniy is scheduled to conduct a two-day underway exercise with the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) June 1-2, 2015. Ross is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price/Released)

 

150603-N-ZZ786-222  SOUTH CHINA SEA (June 3, 2015) An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Warlords of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 51 returns to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89). Mustin is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class David Flewellyn/Released)
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SOUTH CHINA SEA (June 3, 2015) An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Warlords of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 51 returns to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89). Mustin is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class David Flewellyn/Released)

 

150601-N-HQ940-035 U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (June 1, 2015) Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Bernard Meggs, from New Orleans,  completes a daily check on a .50 caliber machine gun aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74). McFaul is independently deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, maritime security operations and theatre security cooperation efforts in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Frank Cottone/Released)
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U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (June 1, 2015) Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Bernard Meggs, from New Orleans, completes a daily check on a .50 caliber machine gun aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74). McFaul is independently deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, maritime security operations and theatre security cooperation efforts in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Frank Cottone/Released)

 

150529-N-IH037-291 CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Singapore (May 29, 2015) An MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aircraft system, left, and an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter are displayed on the flight deck of the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) while the ship is moored pierside in Singapore. Fort Worth is on a 16-month rotational deployment in support of the Indo-Asia-Pacific-Rebalance. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. James Arterberry/Released
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CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Singapore (May 29, 2015) An MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aircraft system, left, and an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter are displayed on the flight deck of the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) while the ship is moored pierside in Singapore. Fort Worth is on a 16-month rotational deployment in support of the Indo-Asia-Pacific-Rebalance. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. James Arterberry/Released

 

150605-N-IC565-021  HONG KONG (June 5, 2015) The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) transits into Victoria Harbor for a scheduled port visit. The Essex Amphibious Ready Group is operating in the U.S. 7th fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley J. Gee/Released)
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HONG KONG (June 5, 2015) The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) transits into Victoria Harbor for a scheduled port visit. The Essex Amphibious Ready Group is operating in the U.S. 7th fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley J. Gee/Released)

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