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

    US Sailors pull a combat rubber raiding craft carrying Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) into the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during amphibious operations.   Germantown is part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group and is conducting joint forces exercises in the U.S. […]

  • 4 August 2014
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    Boatwain’s Mates direct a landing craft air cushion (LCAC) into the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3).   Kearsarge is underway conducting sea trials. USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) is the third Wasp-class amphibious assault ship of the United States Navy. She is the fifth ship to be named (the fourth actually […]

  • 15 July 2015
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    US Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) paddle toward the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) on the waters of the East China Sea from combat rubber raiding craft (CRRC). These boats are small and fast reconnaissance vehicles often called “Cricks” by Sailors and Marines and […]

  • 4 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    US Navy’s USS Germantown (LSD 42) underwent complete Amphibious Warfare, Aviation, and Mobility Air certifications over the course of several weeks from March until May of 2015. The ship’s warfare teams, led by Deck Department’s 1st Leiutenant, Lt. Smith; Division Officers Ensign Myung and Ensign Chien; and Department Leading Chief Petty Officer, BMCS Brown; began preparations […]

  • 13 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy’s forward-deployed Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 conducted landing craft, air cushion (LCAC) interoperability drills with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force in Sasebo, Japan on November 8. US Navy sailors departed the Yokose LCAC facility in LCAC 09, transited the Sasebo Outer Harbor, and then entered and exited the well deck of the Japan […]

  • 20 May 2016
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    Coastal Riverine Squadron Four (CRS-4) conducted well deck operations with the Mark VI patrol boat for the first time aboard amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) May 15. Two Mark VI boats demonstrated their capabilities by mooring and launching multiple times from the well deck of Bataan, accomplishing a major milestone for the craft. […]

  • 8 April 2015
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    A landing craft air cushion assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 departs the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). Green Bay is conducting operations in Okinawa, Japan, as part of the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. Image: US Navy

  • 15 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    US shipbuilder Ingalls Shipbuilding held a keel-laying ceremony for the US Navy’s third America-class amphibious warship Bougainville (LHA 8) in Pascagoula, Mississippi, on March 14. Ship’s sponsor Ellyn Dunford declared the keel “truly and fairly laid” after her initials were welded onto a plate. Traditionally, keel laying marks the first step in ship construction. However, […]

  • 10 February 2012
    Training & Education

    Amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) welcomed France’s newest amphibious craft Feb. 7 as part of the joint operations that make an essential piece of Exercise Bold Alligator 2012. A landing catamaran, or LCAT, entered the well deck of Wasp as a test of the interoperability between the French craft and U.S. amphibious vessels. […]

  • 20 May 2015
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    The amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) completed a four-week underway May 15 as a part of the ship’s basic training cycle to prepare for future deployments. The time at sea was filled with inspections and evolutions, including firefighting, well deck operations, deck landing qualifications and towing exercises to test the readiness […]

  • 6 February 2012
    Training & Education

    Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) vehicles began ensuring amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) is fit to fight for Exercise Bold Alligator 2012, Feb. 2. The air-cushion hovercraft, which can carry more than a 60-ton payload, are heading from a beachhead in Little Creek, Va., to the open well deck of Wasp and back […]

  • 18 March 2015
    Training & Education

    A Landing Craft Air Cushion assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 enters the well deck of the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). Ashland is part of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and, along with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU), is conducting a certification exercise in the […]

  • 23 April 2015
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    Amphibious assault vehicles assigned to the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force Forward exit the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). The operation was conducted in the South China Sea on April 17. Green Bay is part of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 3rd Marine […]

  • 3 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48), participated in Korean Marine Exchange Program (KMEP) 15.1, a bilateral training exercise with the Republic of Korea along with the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit March 28 to April 1, 2015. KMEP is an annual combined exercises conducted by […]

  • 3 March 2015
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    Rear Adm. Pete Gumataotao, commander, Naval Surface Forces Atlantic (CNSL) visited the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) while the ship is undergoing an extensive maintenance period Feb. 23. During his visit to Mesa Verde, Gumataotao was given an extensive tour of the ship, including the barge wardroom, flight deck, aft mast, […]

  • 5 December 2014
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    An MH60-S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 takes off from the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) as part of at-sea training. Anchorage is participating in the first Exploration Flight Test (EFT-1) for the NASA Orion program. EFT-1 is the fifth at-sea testing of the Orion crew […]

  • 15 June 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) wait in the well deck for Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) to return from a combat rubber raiding craft training exercise. The exercise was undertaken while the vessel was in the East China Sea on June 10. Green Bay […]

  • 13 February 2015
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    US Navy Sailors recover combat rubber raiding craft with Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU). The operation was conducted during night in the well deck of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard is deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. Image: US Navy

  • 10 November 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Secretary of the U.S. Navy Ray Mabus announced November 9 that the name of the next America-class amphibious assault ship will be USS Bougainville (LHA 8). LHA-8 will be the second ship to be named after Bougainville, an island in the northern Solomons, which was the location of a World War II campaign in 1943-1944 […]

  • 19 June 2017
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    The U.S. Navy has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries a $3 billion contract for the detail design and construction of the amphibious assault ship Bougainville (LHA 8). Ingalls was awarded the original long-lead material contract for the third ship in the America (LHA 6) class on June 30, 2016. Construction is scheduled to begin in the […]

  • 5 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. and Indonesian Marines recently conducted a subject matter expert exchange aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49). During the exchange, held in Harpers Ferry’s well deck, Marines discussed amphibious operations, techniques and equipment for safely and efficiently landing marine forces on a coastline. “Operations like these continue to build strong bonds between […]

  • 28 August 2015
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    The amphibious transport dock ship, USS Green Bay (LPD 20) arrived in Okinawa, Japan Aug. 27. The ship is visiting Okinawa to offload personnel and equipment from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). The offload began with aircraft and personnel from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced) departing the flight deck. The offload continues […]

  • 12 June 2015
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    A Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) from Naval Beach Unit 7 transits towards the well deck of the dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) for an unload. The operation was conducted while the vessel was sailing in the vicinity of Okinawa, Japan, on June 8. Ashland, part of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group, […]

  • 2 March 2015
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    A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) from Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 begins its final approach into the well deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Essex is underway conducting a training exercise with Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 3 and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU) in the Pacific Ocean in […]

  • 30 August 2012
    Training & Education

    The Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) returned to homeport San Diego, after completing certification exercise (CERTEX) off the coast of Southern California Aug. 28. CERTEX was the final two-week training evolution that graded 15th MEU’s capabilities to conduct amphibious maritime and sea-to-shore operations. “The evolutions were designed to test […]

  • 29 January 2013
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Consul General to Naha, Okinawa, visited with officers and crew of the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) Jan. 27. Bonhomme Richard is in White Beach to embark Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and then will continue on to conduct various exercises in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations, including […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Amphibious assault vehicles assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) launch from the well deck of the Whidbey-Island-class amphibious assault ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). The operation was conducted in the Sea of Japan on March 30. Ashland is part of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 31st MEU, […]

  • 21 April 2014
    Training & Education

    San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) arrived at her homeport of San Diego, April 18, after disembarking Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF), ASEAN, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF).   Anchorage arrived after a vigorous 31 day underway involving a wide assortment of ongoing at-sea training evolutions and hosting the […]