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  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 11 May 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    More than 4,500 Sailors and Marines from the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are scheduled to depart San Diego today, May 11, for a deployment in support of the Navy’s maritime strategy. The Essex ARG is comprised of the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), the command ship […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 22 September 2011

      Ships of the forward-deployed Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) departed Sasebo, Japan Sept. 21 to begin a patrol of the Western Pacific region. During the patrol, Essex ARG will embark and work with elements of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit to complete an amphibious integration training and certification exercise off the coast of Okinawa. […]

  • 1 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) departed the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO) Nov. 1. While on station in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOO, the ARG and MEU supported theater security cooperation efforts and provided a forward naval presence with crisis response, humanitarian assistance and […]

  • 1 June 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy ships from the Essex amphibious ready group started the composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) with 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit marines off the coast of California on May 30. COMPTUEX is an exercise led by Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 15 and 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Expeditionary Operations Training Group (EOTG) that is aimed to certify the […]

  • 28 March 2018
    Training & Education

    US Navy ships from Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1 started integration drills with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) in preparation for an upcoming deployment. PHIBRON 1 is comprised of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23), and the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing […]

  • 21 February 2019
    Authorities

    Ships from the US Navy’s Essex amphibious ready group (ARG) assembled around Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) paid a two-day visit to Pearl Harbor on February 18. Transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23), amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47), USS Essex and the embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) visited […]

  • 26 April 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy ships from the Essex amphibious ready group (ARG) and marines assigned to 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) started one of the final preparatory exercises ahead of their deployment later this year. The ARGMEUEX, an exercise led by Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 15 and 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Expeditionary Operations Training Group, started off […]

  • 18 June 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the US Navy’s Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and Marines attached to 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) completed the composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) off the coast of Southern California, June 15. COMPTUEX is a sea and land-based deployment certification event involving the full embarkation of the Marine Expeditionary Unit. Essex ARG is […]

  • 18 October 2011
    Training & Education

    Ships from forward-deployed Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) worked with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) to complete its certification exercise (CERTEX) Oct. 16. CERTEX is an evaluated event that determines if the 31st MEU is capable of doing certain missions such as humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations or non-combatant evacuation operations with […]

  • 26 June 2015
    Authorities

    The Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) entered the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO), June 21. While deployed to the region, the Essex ARG and 15th MEU will conduct maritime security operations, participate in theater security cooperation efforts and provide ready forces that help maintain conditions […]

  • 17 June 2015
    Authorities

    The Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) navigated through the Strait of Malacca June 14, while transiting toward the 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) in support of maritime security operations. The Essex ARG, which consists of USS Anchorage, USS Essex (LHD 2), USS Rushmore (LSD 47) and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conducted multiple […]

  • 24 June 2011
    Training & Education

      Ships of the forward-deployed Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) got underway June 23 for a patrol of the Western Pacific region and to participate in the bilateral exercise Talisman Sabre 2011 (TS11). Essex ARG includes amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) and amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42). These ships will […]

  • 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 […]

  • 23 March 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Marines assigned to Marine Recon Force Detachment enter the well deck of Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) after conducting combat rubber raiding craft (CRRC) raiding practice. Essex is underway participating in a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) with the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) in the Pacific Ocean. Essex ARG is comprised […]

  • 12 November 2015
    Authorities

    Ships from the U.S. Navy’s Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) transited the Straits of Malacca and conducted routine operations in the South China Sea from November 7-10. The ARG’s flagship, the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), conducted the patrol as the amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23) and the amphibious dock landing […]

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

    The Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) successfully completed a two-week Certification Exercise (CERTEX) April 21 off the coast of Southern California. CERTEX is the final integrated-training event for the Essex ARG and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). Capt. Clint Carroll, commander, Amphibious Squadron (CPR) 3, said: We continue to train for every possible scenario, refining […]

  • 28 May 2015
    Authorities

    More than 4,500 Sailors and Marines with the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) May 25, after departing San Diego May 11. The ARG and MEU arrived following an amphibious sustainment training exercise in Hawaii with the amphibious […]

  • 14 December 2018
    Vessels

    The US Navy’s John C. Stennis carrier strike group (CSG) and the Essex amphibious ready group (ARG) commenced integrated operations in the Arabian Sea on December 12. While steaming, USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and USS Essex (LHD 2) are supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, providing armed support to deny terror safe haven in Afghanistan […]

  • 24 August 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy’s amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23) arrived in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, on August 24 as part of her Western Pacific deployment. The ship got underway from San Diego early July to operate as part of the Essex amphibious ready group together with amphibious assault ship USS Essex and dock landing ship USS Rushmore. […]

  • 12 June 2015
    Authorities

    The Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) departed Manado, Indonesia, after a four-day port visit, June 9. During the visit, Sailors and Marines were welcomed to a variety of activities through Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) tours. Cmdr. Thomas Stephens, Rushmore’s commanding officer, said: The port visit in Manado certainly assisted […]

  • 11 March 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Sailors and Marines of Commander, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 3 and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU) returned to San Diego March 10, following a twelve day at-sea PHIBRON-MEU Integrated Training (PMINT) off the coast of Southern California. During the nearly two-week underway period, the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), the […]

  • 7 March 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy ships from the USS Essex (LHD 2) amphibious ready group (ARG) got underway from Naval Base San Diego on March 5 to start the first Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise conducted by an ARG. The exercise is focused on advanced tactical training at sea to improve warfighting proficiency, lethality, and ship interoperability […]

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

    Sailors and Marines of the Essex Amphibious Readiness Group (ESXARG) and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) were joined together during a combining ceremony on board the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), Sept. 26.   The event was held to officially recognize the formation of roughly 5,000 Sailors and Marines that make up […]

  • 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 […]

  • 31 December 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) took part in a cooperative deployment with Indian Navy destroyer INS Rajput (D51), December 26. The at sea training followed a port visit to Visakhapatnam, India, Dec. 22-26. During the port visit, the Anchorage and 13th MEU team held professional exchanges with their Indian naval […]