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  • 31 July 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Commander of U.S. Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 4 Rear Adm. Richard W. Butler visited the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) while the ship was underway for the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group’s (ARG) composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX), July 28. During the course of his visit, crew members provided Butler a thorough tour […]

  • 19 October 2015
    Authorities

    The amphibious transport dock USS Arlington (LPD 24) arrived in Lisbon, Portugal, for a scheduled port visit, Oct. 17, 2015. The port call is the first in Arlington’s maiden deployment and coincides with Arlington’s participation in Trident Juncture 2015, a NATO exercise designed to enhance interoperability and teamwork with NATO Allies and partners. While in […]

  • 9 October 2015
    Authorities

    Sailors and Marines manned the rails as the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) set sail from Naval Station Norfolk Tuesday morning, October 6, for its maiden deployment. The ship pulled out of Norfolk to begin the transit across the Atlantic Ocean. The San Antonio-class ship and its nearly 1,200 Sailors and Marines […]

  • 15 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The crew of the amphibious transport dock USS Arlington (LPD 24) completed a biennial Supply Management Certification (SMC) Oct. 8 while moored at its homeport at Naval Base Norfolk, Va. Inspectors from Afloat Training Group Mid-Atlantic (ATG) visited Arlington to conduct the assessment and grade the ship on its inventory, sanitization and proper equipment operation. […]

  • 5 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    In this U.S. Navy photo, the U.S. Fleet Forces Band performs pier side to welcome the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) as it returns home after a seven month deployment. USS Arlington (LPD 24) arrived at Naval Station Norfolk as part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (KSG ARG) which operates in the […]

  • 10 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) completed its historic maiden deployment as it returned to its homeport of Norfolk on May 3. During the seven-month deployment, the ship completed missions in both the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operations, supporting national security interests and maritime security operations. Commanding Officer […]

  • 12 September 2014
    Authorities

    USS Arlington (LPD 24) Sailors and Marines held a remembrance ceremony honoring the 13th anniversary of September 11th while underway off the Atlantic coast.   The morning of September 11, 2001, five hijackers on American Airlines Flight 77 forcibly commandeered the controls of the plane and at 9:37 a.m., crashed into the west wall of […]

  • 23 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors and Marines from the amphibious transport dock USS Arlington (LPD 24) conducted an amphibious landing at Pinheiro da Cruz training range alongside Portuguese Marines from the 2nd Fuzileiros Battalion as part of Trident Juncture 2015 on Oct. 20. The landing was conducted jointly between the two nations utilizing landing craft air cushions (LCACs) from Assault […]

  • 10 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Sailors from the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) and Marines assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) completed composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX), Aug. 7, while operating as part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (KSGARG). COMPTUEX is designed to prepare and assess Arlington and the other ships in the KSGARG […]

  • 7 April 2013
    Industry news

    With an estimated crowd of more than 5,000 on hand, USS Arlington (LPD 24) was commissioned and officially joined the U.S. Navy’s fleet. The ship is named for the county of Arlington, Va. and honors the first responders and the 184 victims who died when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon Sept. 11, […]

  • 10 January 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Approximately 300 US Marines and an equal number Greek military personnel have arrived in the port city of Volos, Greece, to start exercise Alexander the Great 2019. ATG19 is a bi-lateral security cooperation training exercise involving primarily Hellenic Marines from the 32nd Marine Brigade and US Marines from 22 MEU and the USS Arlington. The […]

  • 5 August 2015
    Authorities

    Amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) hosted the Commander of Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 2 Rear Adm. Cynthia M. Thebaud on Aug. 3 while the ship was underway for the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group’s (ARG) composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX). During the course of her visit, Thebaud was able to observe well deck operations in […]

  • 14 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) entered the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations Oct. 13, 2015. The ARG/MEU, comprised of the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), the amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51), the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) […]

  • 10 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Newly commissioned, USS Arlington (LPD 24), conducted its first non-combatant evacuation operation (NEO) drill Nov. 4, in support of multi-national, amphibious exercise Bold Alligator 2014 (BA14). NEO is the safe evacuation of civilians and embassy officials in the event an emergency situation arises in a foreign country. Emergency situations include natural disasters, war or civil […]

  • 12 September 2013
    Training & Education

    The crews of amphibious transport dock ships USS New York (LPD 21) and USS Arlington (LPD 24) commemorated events of Sept. 11, 2001 at a memorial ceremony aboard New York this morning. “Some of us are probably thinking ‘wow’, it has been twelve years since those tragic events,’” said Capt. Jon Kreitz, New York commanding […]

  • 6 March 2013
    Training & Education

    USS Arlington (LPD 24) conducted a fast cruise Feb. 27, at Huntington-Ingall’s Industries’ shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss., to determine if the ship is ready to go to sea. This fast cruise was an important element of Crew Certification Phase II, conducted by the amphibious transport dock’s immediate superior in command, Commander, Amphibious Squadron (COMPHIBRON) 8 […]

  • 18 December 2014
    Training & Education

    US Navy’s amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) recently conducted small craft attack team drills as part of its training. The drill included firing a .50-caliber machine gun as well as an M240 machine gun aboard the vessel. Arlington is underway conducting training to sustain mission readiness for short-notice tasking and future deployments. The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock is […]

  • 25 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from the amphibious assault ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) departs the ship on a rigid-hull inflatable boat during a training exercise. The exercise was conducted while the vessel was in the Atlantic Ocean on June 20.   Arlington is underway with the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and […]

  • 19 June 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The amphibious transport docks ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) participated in a live-fire missile exercise (MISSILEX), June 14, while underway with the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (KSGARG) and the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). During the exercise, Arlington fired three MK31 guided missiles at a target simulating an inbound real world threat. Detailed preparation, rehearsals, […]

  • 6 February 2015
    Authorities

    The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Arlington (LPD 24) welcomed two members of the U.S. House of Representatives as well as members of the NATO’s Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) aboard the ship for a tour, Jan. 29. U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, from Ohio and the President of the NATO PA, was joined by U.S. […]

  • 11 February 2013
    Training & Education

    The crew of USS Arlington (LPD 24), which is under construction at Huntington-Ingall’s Industries’ shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss., started their command self-assessment program “Division in the Spotlight” (DITS) the week of Feb. 4 – 8. DITS is employed on Navy ships across the fleet to measure and uphold material, administrative, training, medical, dental, supply, retention […]

  • 13 September 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Vice Adm. Bill Moran, chief of naval personnel (CNP), visited Naval Station Norfolk to talk with Sailors and participate in Sep. 11 memorial ceremonies. Arriving Sep. 10, Moran spent his time discussing manning issues affecting the Navy and talking with Sailors before speaking during the Sept. 11 memorial events. “We’ve been out of balance for […]

  • 12 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) completed its first transit of the Suez Canal and entered the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations, Nov. 9. The San Antonio-class ship completed the transit after conducting operations in the Mediterranean Sea and will rejoin the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (KSGARG) to continue […]

  • 19 August 2013
    Training & Education

    After three days of practice, NASA conducted a stationary recovery test of their latest space craft, the Orion, in the well deck of the amphibious transport dock USS Arlington (LPD 24) while berthed at Naval Station Norfolk’s Pier 12 on Aug. 15, 2013. This successful test of the four-man, 16-foot capsule paves the way for […]

  • 11 March 2013
    Training & Education

    In keeping with an ancient mariner’s custom, USS Arlington (LPD 24) Sailors and Marines “stepped the mast” of the amphibious transport dock in a ceremony on March 6, 2013. About 50 crew members and employees of Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) shipyard, where Arlington has been under construction for four years, attended the ceremony at the […]

  • 13 September 2011
    Training & Education

      Twenty-eight Sailors assigned to Pre-commissioning Unit Arlington (LPD 24) spent the weekend of Sept. 10-11 in the national capital region for the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 9/11. “To be able to come here and represent the ship and the Navy to the people of Arlington – because in a sense it […]

  • 17 July 2019
    Authorities

    Ships from the US Navy’s Kearsarge amphibious ready group (ARG) are set to return to Norfolk on July 18, after eight months of operations in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. More than 4,500 sailors and marines are embarked aboard amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD […]

  • 10 March 2013
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    Two More Littoral Combat Ships for US Navy Austal USA’s order backlog has grown by approximately US$681.7 million as a result of two additional Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) contract options being exercised by the United States Navy. US Navy Announces Response to Sequestration Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced March 2 that the Navy […]

  • 14 April 2013
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Philippines: JCSCSG Transits Surigao Strait The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (JCSCSG) transited the Surigao Strait, a narrow passageway between the Mindanao and Leyte islands of the Philippines, April 10. VIDEO: UK Navy Starts Outfitting Its Warships with ARTISAN 3D Radar The Royal Navy has begun outfitting its warships with the ARTISAN (Advanced […]