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  • 3 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit embarked aboard the Essex Amphibious Ready Group’s three ships March 16-April 1, for Composite Training Unit Exercise, or COMPTUEX, off the coast of San Diego. These at-sea periods prior to deployment integrate the MEU and the ARG as a single unit and develop a stronger bond while […]

  • 9 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) successfully completed a two-week Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) April 1 off the coast of Southern California. COMPTUEX is the second of three integrated-training events within the Essex ARG and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) training cycle. The ARG/MEU team completed the first phase known as PHIBRON-MEU Integrated Training […]

  • 7 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from US Navy’s Kearsarge amphibious ready group (ARG) have wrapped up the three-week composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX). The ARG’s COMPTUEX focused on simultaneous missions and enhanced realism to test the capabilities of the Kearsarge ARG and the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) prior to their upcoming deployment. The exercise included embarked Marine Medium […]

  • 19 December 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Bataan amphibious readiness group (ARG) completed its ARG/marine expeditionary unit exercise (ARG/MEUEX) on December 19. During exercises like these, ship crews and defense forces personnel get the opportunity to improve cohesiveness and strategies developed during previous underway periods and training evolutions. The Bataan ARG is made up of commander amphibious squadron (COMPHIBRON) 8, […]

  • 3 July 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy amphibious ready group led by Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) returned to homeport on June 28, after completing the Navy’s first East Coast ARG Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise. SWATT is led by mentors and warfare tactics instructors (WTI) from Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center […]

  • 14 January 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy ships from the Wasp amphibious ready group (ARG) met up with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) amphibious transport dock ship, JS Kunisaki (LST 4003), for two days of exercises on January 11 and 12. During the cooperative deployment, ARG ships and JS Kunisaki conducted communication and maneuvering drills off the west coast of […]

  • 20 November 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The USS Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) completed a 23-day ARG/Marine Expeditionary Unit Exercise (ARG/MEU Ex) Sept. 24 and Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) Amphibious Assault Direction System (AADS) engineers were there to support. The exercise was the first fully integrated, pre-deployment 2014 Iwo Jima ARG and 24th MEU exercise […]

  • 15 October 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships assigned to the Kearsarge amphibious ready group (ARG) departed Naval Station Norfolk on October 13 to start the composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX). COMPTUEX is the final pre-deployment exercise that certifies the ARG’s abilities to conduct military operations at sea and project power ashore with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit through joint planning […]

  • 16 December 2012

    Nearly 2,000 Sailors aboard the ships of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (IWO ARG) are scheduled to return to their homeports Dec. 18th and 20th following a regularly scheduled deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleets areas of responsibility. The dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) will return to Joint Expeditionary […]

  • 20 June 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the U.S. Navy’s America amphibious ready group (ARG) and the 15th marine expeditionary unit (MEU) recently completed their 17-day certification exercise (CERTEX), qualifying them for their upcoming Western Pacific deployment, June 16. The America ARG is comprised of the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), the amphibious transport dock ship USS San […]

  • 26 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Makin Island amphibious ready group (ARG) completed a two-week certification exercise (CERTEX) off the coast of Southern California, September 22. CERTEX is the final integrated training event for the Makin Island ARG and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) before deployment. “The Makin Island ARG and 11th MEU performed especially well during CERTEX,” said […]

  • 26 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    USS Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) arrives in Mayport, Florida, after completing a 23-day ARG/ Marine Expeditionary Unit Exercise (ARG/MEU Ex) with the 24th MEU.   This was the first pre-deployment exercise where the Iwo Jima ARG and 24th MEU were fully integrated. The exercise is one in a series to prepare the ships […]

  • 6 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The USS Kearsarge-lead U.S. Navy amphibious group on April 5 departed the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operation, operating in the Persian Gulf, Red Sea and was substituted by the USS Boxer amphibious ready group. While in the U.S. 5th Fleet, the Kearsarge ARG provided a forward naval presence supporting Operation Inherent Resolve and theater security cooperation […]

  • 10 January 2012
    Training & Education

    Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Group (MEU) were relieved of their duties in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) by the Makin Island ARG and the 11th MEU, Jan. 6. The Bataan ARG deployed March 23, 2011 and since then has conducted maritime security operations, theater security cooperation […]

  • 16 January 2013
    Training & Education

    The forward deployed Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42), part of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), departed Tuesday, Jan. 15, for its spring deployment in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility. Germantown will take part in an amphibious integration training (AIT) and certification exercise (CERTEX), participate in the annual multinational […]

  • 31 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    More than 4,000 Sailors and Marines from the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) completed a nine-month deployment, returning to Naval Station Norfolk, Va. and Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Va. Oct. 31, and Camp Lejeune, N.C. Oct. 28. While deployed, the Bataan ARG/MEU served in the U.S. 5th […]

  • 19 August 2015
    Authorities

    AV-8B Harriers assigned to the “Greyhawks” of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 (Reinforced), which launched from the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), conducted strike missions in Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) Aug. 17. The Harriers executed strike missions to dismantle and ultimately defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and […]

  • 6 April 2018
    Training & Education

    US Navy ships from the Essex amphibious ready group (ARG) have completed the first series of integration exercises with 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) during amphibious squadron (PHIBRON)-MEU Integrated Training (PMINT) off the coast of Southern California. Participating units honed their abilities to plan and conduct exercises in maritime security operations, crisis response capability and forward naval […]

  • 10 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    More than 4,500 sailors and marines from the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are scheduled to depart U.S. Navy Base San Diego for a deployment to the U.S. 3rd, 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations, February 12. Before being certified to deploy, the individual ships and units of […]

  • 17 October 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy ships assigned to the Kearsarge amphibious ready group (ARG) completed a live-fire missile exercise (MISSILEX) on October 14. Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) fired one RIM-7P missile from the NATO Sea Sparrow missile launcher and successfully engaged a target simulating an inbound airborne threat. San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS […]

  • 1 October 2014
    Authorities

    The commander of Combined Task Force (CTF) 51 visited Sailors and Marines aboard amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) to tour the ship and pass along a few words of encouragement, Sept. 28 and 29.   Makin Island is the flagship for the current Amphibious Ready Group/Marine Expeditionary Unit (ARG/MEU) operating in the […]

  • 29 November 2011
    Training & Education

    The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) entered the second phase of its scheduled deployment Nov. 27, when the group crossed the international date line and entered the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). The Makin Island ARG is comprised of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), which serves as the […]

  • 4 October 2011
    Training & Education

      Forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) departed Okinawa, Japan Oct. 1, to commence a patrol of the Western Pacific region after embarking elements of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). Germantown will conduct amphibious integration training (AIT) exercises as part of the forward-deployed Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) during the patrol. […]

  • 5 April 2013

    The Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit departed the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) April 4, completing a regularly scheduled five-months of operations supporting maritime security operations and security cooperation objectives with partner nations in the region. Peleliu ARG entered the AOR Oct. 30, relieving the Iwo Jima ARG […]

  • 18 September 2012
    Training & Education

    More than 4,000 Sailors and Marines assigned to the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit departed San Diego for deployment Monday, Sept. 17. The Peleliu ARG, composed of Peleliu, amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) and amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47), is commanded by […]

  • 21 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    More than 4,000 Sailors and Marines from the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) completed a seven-month deployment July 15-20, returning to Naval Station Mayport, Fla., Naval Station Norfolk, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Va. and Camp Lejeune, N.C. Deployed since Dec. 11, 2014, the Iwo Jima ARG […]

  • 2 May 2019
    Authorities

    US Navy amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) deployed to the Pacific and the Middle East together with ships from the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS John P Murtha (LPD 26) and Harpers Ferry-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) and USS Boxer departed Naval […]

  • 17 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Returning from a seven-month deployment, U.S. Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) transferred unexpended ammunition to USS America (LHA 6) during an ordnance transfer off the coast of Southern California. Makin Island and her amphibious ready group were en route home while the USS America was conducting a composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX), preparing […]

  • 1 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Secretary of Defense ordered the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Aug. 30, to remain in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) until the beginning of October.   This represents a 21 day extension to the ARG/MEU’s deployment schedule. Bataan ARG includes USS Bataan (LHD 5), […]