Category Archives: U.S. Marine Corps

Scores of Well-Meaning Aviators Clogging Skies Over the Bahamas as Dorian Victims Struggle

Scores of Well-Meaning Aviators Clogging Skies Over the Bahamas as Dorian Victims Struggle

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew surveys the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas on Sept. 7, 2019. US Coast Guard Photo

NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS — With 700 islands spread over 180,000 square miles of bright blue ocean, it’s difficult to imagine the airspace over the Bahamas becoming crowded. But so many U.S. military, government, private and other aircraft have flown to the rescue in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian that the skies are “tight,” according to one Coast Guard pilot. Read More

USS Bataan, 26 MEU Join Coast Guard for Aid Mission in the Bahamas a Week After Dorian

USS Bataan, 26 MEU Join Coast Guard for Aid Mission in the Bahamas a Week After Dorian

Coast Guardsman passes water to those affected by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas on Sept. 8, 2019. Coast Guard Photo

Due to source error, the post was updated to reflect the current number of Army and Navy helicopters operating in The Bahamas.

THE PENTAGON – Over the weekend, amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD-5) joined the international effort delivering supplies, transporting U.S. relief personnel and providing medical evacuations from the Bahamas a week after Hurricane Dorian slammed into the island nation. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Sept. 9, 2019

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Sept. 9, 2019

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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 Sept. 9, 2019, 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

Marine Corps Assesses Hurricane Damage in Carolinas, Navy Ready To Assist Bahamas

Marine Corps Assesses Hurricane Damage in Carolinas, Navy Ready To Assist Bahamas

The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) sails in the Atlantic ocean Aug. 28, 2019. Navy photo

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The U.S. Air Force, Coast Guard and even Customs and Border Patrol crews are in the Bahamas assisting with search and rescue efforts and damage surveys, while the U.S. Navy’s USS Bataan (LHD-5), with a fleet of ship-to-shore connectors and a 600-bed hospital, sits on the sidelines of the international aid effort.

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Carolina Marines Ride Out Hurricane Dorian

Carolina Marines Ride Out Hurricane Dorian

U.S. Marines with 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, stage their Assault Amphibious Vehicles (AAV-P7/A1) to provide a hardened shelter for gate sentries on Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Sept. 5, 2019. The AAV-P7/A1 will provide a safe environment from potential high winds and debris caused by Hurricane Dorian. Marine Corps photo

Marines in North Carolina are riding out Hurricane Dorian as the system keeps moving along the East Coast. Read More

Navy Poised to Aid Bahamas, Waiting For Formal Request

Navy Poised to Aid Bahamas, Waiting For Formal Request

Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD-5), direct a Landing Craft, Air Cushion into to the ship’s well deck on Aug. 24, 2019. US Navy Photo

The Navy and Marine Corps are poised to offer disaster relief in the Bahamas if requested, as officials continue to survey destruction left by Hurricane Dorian. Read More

Navy, Coast Guard Prep for Hurricane Dorian

Navy, Coast Guard Prep for Hurricane Dorian


Sept. 3, 2019, a GOES 15 infrared satellite image of the Atlantic Ocean shows Hurricane Dorian at 8:00 am EDT as a Category 3 hurricane with sustained winds of 120 mph stationary over Grand Bahama Island, approximately 105 miles east of West Palm Beach, Florida. Navy photo

Responding to approach of Hurricane Dorian’s dangerous winds and storm surge, the Navy and Marine Corps prepared ships and aircraft to sortie from Hampton Roads and started evacuating from low-lying areas of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.

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USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Sept. 3, 2019

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Sept. 3, 2019

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 Sept. 3, 2019, 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

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Aug. 26, 2019

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Aug. 26, 2019

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 Aug. 26, 2019, 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