MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Aug. 15, 2016) The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) steams through the Mediterranean Sea. 22nd MEU, deployed with the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, is conducting naval operations in the 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ryan G. Coleman/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA (April 30, 2017) Tunisian Naval Vessel Himilcon Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 ship HMCS St. Johns sail in formation as they transit the Mediterranean Sea after a port visit in Tunis. NATO photo by Leading Seaman Ogle Henry.
French Marine Nationale tripartite mine hunter (CMT) Sagittaire (M 650).
PHILIPPINE SEA (Aug. 24, 2016) An MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to Helicopter Sea…
Dassault Super Etendard (Modernisée) naval strike aircraft launching off French Marine Nationale Aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle.
160731-N-FP878-048 BOSPHORUS STRAIT (July 31, 2016) –USS Ross (DDG 71) transits the Bosphorus Strait July 31, 2016. Ross, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, 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 1st Class Theron J. Godbold/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA (March 23, 2017) A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter conducts flight operations alongside the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). The ship is deployed with it's amphibious ready group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Autmn Bobby/Released)
Landing craft from the French Marine Nationale BPC Mistral & "Light Stealth Frigate" La Fayette while participating in Exercise Caribe, in the West Indies (French Antilles), 12/13 May 2014. BPCs French equivalent of LPD/helicopter carriers. Mistral lead ship of class, & same basic build as the 3 ordered by Russia, for their Pacific Fleet, though the Russian Mistrals will be equipped mainly with Russian systems & armaments.
BALTIC SEA (June 6, 2017) 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. BALTOPS is an annual U.S.-led, Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO-executed, multinational maritime exercise in the Baltic Sea region designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability among its participants