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  • 14 October 2013
    Training & Education

    The Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) departed the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR), October 12, completing a regularly scheduled six-months in the region. The Kearsarge ARG and 26th MEU left Norfolk, Va., in March and entered the U.S. Central Command AOR in April. During their time in […]

  • 28 August 2015
    Authorities

    Amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) arrived in Okinawa, Japan, Aug. 27 to offload the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). Ashland completed an array of exercises throughout her patrol, which began Jun. 3, that culminated in the bi-annual, joint-force exercise Talisman Sabre 2015 in addition to providing aid to Saipan after Typhoon Soudelor […]

  • 2 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Commander Task Force (CTF) 51 Marine Maj. Gen. Carl E. Mundy III visited the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) Feb. 25-26. While aboard, Mundy met with Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) leadership and outlined his expectations for the ARG/MEU team during an all-hands call on the […]

  • 6 October 2014
    Authorities

    Ships of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) with embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) transited the Suez Canal Oct. 2, which marked the beginning of their journey homeward. Deployed since Feb. 8, the Bataan ARG/MEU comprises the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19), […]

  • 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 […]

  • 28 September 2011
    Training & Education

      Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) embarked more than 2,000 Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) at White Beach Naval Facility in Okinawa, Japan for the ARG’s amphibious integration training (AIT), and certification exercise (CERTEX) Sept. 26. The amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD […]

  • 21 December 2012
    Training & Education

    More than 4,000 Sailors and Marines from the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) completed an eight-and-a-half-month deployment when the ships arrived at Norfolk Naval Station and Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Va., Dec 18-20. While deployed, the Iwo Jima ARG/24th MEU served in the U.S. 5th […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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), […]

  • 11 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) along with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) began Certification Exercise (CERTEX), Aug. 7. CERTEX is an event focusing on the 31st MEU’s capability of doing missions such as humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations or non-combatant evacuation operations with the ARG. “Every MEU goes through a work up […]

  • 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 […]

  • 21 August 2011
    Training & Education

      Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) relieved Boxer ARG and 13th MEU in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR), Aug. 13. “The Sailors and Marines of Boxer ARG and 13th MEU have done a phenomenal job while in this AOR,” said Rear Adm. Margaret Klein, commander, Expeditionary […]

  • 29 April 2011

      The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 22nd Marine Expeditionary Group (MEU) relieved the Kearsarge ARG and 26th MEU of their duties in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) April 27. The Bataan ARG has assumed responsibilities as Commander, Task Force 62 and will conduct maritime security operations and provide support as […]

  • 26 September 2012
    Training & Education

    Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), along with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), completed a certification exercise (CERTEX) Sept. 24. The two-week exercise took place from Sept. 10-24 focusing on the Bonhomme Richard ARG and 31st MEU’s capabilities of doing certain missions such as humanitarian assistance and non-combatant evacuation operations. Bonhomme Richard 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 […]

  • 22 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay (LPD 20) and Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) completed amphibious integration training (AIT), March 19. AIT is designed to strengthen the ties between sailors and marines by conducting a diverse set of amphibious missions based on scenarios the MEU may be called to respond […]

  • 11 May 2015
    Authorities

    The U.S. Marines and U.S. Navy Sailors of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) departed Port Everglades, Florida, May 10 aboard the USS Wasp (LHD 1) concluding Fleet Week 2015. Throughout the past month, the MEU has traveled from Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, to New Orleans for Navy Week 2015 and then […]

  • 6 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 4 and the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) began PHIBRON-MEU Integrated Training (PMINT) May 4 off the northeast coast of the United States. During PMINT, more than 1,800 Sailors from amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) and amphibious transport dock USS Arlington (LPD […]

  • 6 February 2012
    Training & Education

    The forward-deployed dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) pulled into Okinawa, Japan Feb. 2 to onload nearly 500 Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and their equipment in preparation for exercise Cobra Gold. Cobra Gold is a regularly scheduled joint and coalition multinational exercise hosted annually by the Kingdom of Thailand. […]

  • 27 June 2013
    Training & Education

    The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) embarked Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) in support of joint force operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility, June 25.  During the onload, Bonhomme Richard’s combat cargo department loaded more than 100 vehicles and 300 pieces of equipment from the […]

  • 15 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    U.S. Marines and sailors with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit embarked aboard the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), USS Arlington (LPD 21) and USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) initiating Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON), MEU integration training (PMINT). The 26th MEU, its supporting elements and PHIBRON 4 conducted integration training at sea in preparation for their deployment to the […]

  • 30 January 2013
    Training & Education

    The Navy’s only forward-deployed amphibious assault ship, USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), departed White Beach, Okinawa, Jan. 30. This marks the completion of the embarkation of Marines assigned to 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and Marines from the 31st MEU will take part in an amphibious integration training (AIT) […]

  • 3 September 2013
    Training & Education

    Amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9), with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), arrived in Darwin, Australia, Sept. 3, for the second time in less than two weeks. Denver’s first visit to Darwin was a working port visit where the crew conducted an offload of a large part of the 31st MEU […]

  • 4 October 2011
    Training & Education

      The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), along with the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), departed San Diego Sept. 29 to begin a MEU certification exercise (CERTEX) in preparation for an upcoming deployment. Led by Commander, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 5, the Makin Island ARG consists of the Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship USS […]

  • 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 […]

  • 20 March 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) joined the rest of the Wasp amphibious ready group (ARG) in Okinawa, Japan, arriving at White Beach Naval Facility to onload elements of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). The forward-deployed Green Bay joined the group after just completing a 5-month maintenance period and intensive training cycle […]

  • 10 February 2017
    Training & Education

    The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay (LPD 20), with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, arrived in Sattahip, Thailand for a port visit, on February 10th. The visit is meant to strengthen Thailand and the United States relations as the two treaty allies work toward a secure and prosperous Southeast Asia. Green Bay […]

  • 27 September 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46), along with Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), completed a certification exercise (CERTEX) while on deployment in the Western Pacific Sept. 24. CERTEX is a two week long exercise that focuses on the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 31st MEU’s […]

  • 18 April 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s amphibious ready group assembled around the aviation-centered amphibious assault ship USS America completed a 12-day integrated training event with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) off the coast of Southern California. The amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22), and the amphibious dock […]