Category Archives: U.S. Marine Corps

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Jan. 18, 2022

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Jan. 18, 2022

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These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of Jan. 18, 2022, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the chart reflects the location of the capital ship. Read More

Carrier USS Carl Vinson, Essex Amphibious Ready Group Drill in the South China Sea

Carrier USS Carl Vinson, Essex Amphibious Ready Group Drill in the South China Sea

From left, USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS O’Kane (DDG-77), Wasp-class landing helicopter dock USS Essex (LHD-2), Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD-52), and Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship USNS Alan Shephard (T-AKE-3) transit the South China Sea on Jan. 13, 2022. US Navy Photo

KULALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group and Essex Amphibious Ready Group with the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are now drilling in the South China Sea. Read More

Marines, Japanese Ground Forces Link Up at Iron Fist for ACV, Amphibious Training

Marines, Japanese Ground Forces Link Up at Iron Fist for ACV, Amphibious Training

U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) soldiers with 2nd Amphibious Rapid Deployment Regiment render honors during the Japanese and United States national anthems as part of the Exercise Iron Fist 2022 opening ceremony at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 10, 2022. US Marine Corps Photo

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – The U.S.-Japan amphibious exercise Iron Fist will include waterborne training with the Marine Corps’ newest amphibious combat vehicles. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Jan. 10, 2022

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Jan. 10, 2022

USNI News Graphic

These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of Jan. 10, 2022, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the chart reflects the location of the capital ship. Read More

Navy Separates 20 Sailors Over Refusal to Take COVID-19 Vaccine

Navy Separates 20 Sailors Over Refusal to Take COVID-19 Vaccine

Cmdr. Ronald Cappellini, Naval Air Station Sigonella executive officer, receives his COVID-19 vaccine booster from Lt. j.g. Aracely Duerkop, during a mass-immunization exercise on Naval Air Station Sigonella, Dec. 7, 2021. U.S. Navy Photo

The Navy has separated 20 sailors, all of whom were in their first 180 days of active duty, for continued refusal of the COVID-19 vaccine. Read More