Category Archives: U.S. Marine Corps

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Aug. 24, 2020

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Aug. 24, 2020

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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 Aug 24, 2020, 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

Summer Fury Drills Hone Marines' New Island-Hopping Fight

Summer Fury Drills Hone Marines’ New Island-Hopping Fight

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Michael Fodrie, a bulk fuel specialist with Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 372, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, conducts a ground refueling during expeditionary advanced base operations in support of Exercise Summer Fury 20 on Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif., on July 31, 2020. US Navy Photo

In the Marine Corps’ new concept of expeditionary advanced base operations, its forces disperse light, agile units with a small footprint over a wide area while working jointly with naval forces to counter and fight a credible enemy threat in a multi-domain contested environment. Read More

Families Honor 9 Killed in AAV Sinking as Investigations Continue

Families Honor 9 Killed in AAV Sinking as Investigations Continue

Marines with Bravo Company, Battalion Landing Team 1/4, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, operate AAV-P7/A1 assault amphibious vehicles onto the well deck of the amphibious landing dock USS Somerset (LPD-25) on July 27, 2020. US Marine Corps Photo

Marines and sailors joined grieving families and friends at Camp Pendleton, Calif., on Friday to remember the Navy corpsman and eight Marines who died when their amphibious assault vehicle sank off Southern California three weeks ago. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Aug. 17, 2020

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Aug. 17, 2020

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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 Aug 17, 2020, 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 AAV Water Operations Suspension Still Ongoing

Marine Corps AAV Water Operations Suspension Still Ongoing

Marine Corps AAV-P7/A1 assault amphibious vehicle driver with Bravo Company, Battalion Landing Team 1/4, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, drives an AAV-P7/A1 up the well deck ramp of the amphibious landing dock USS Somerset (LPD 25) during training to increase Navy-Marine Corps interoperability in the eastern Pacific on July 27, 2020. US Navy Photo

The following post has been updated to correct the personnel recovered from the AAV.

After salvaging the Amphibious Assault Vehicle that sank last month in the waters near southern California, the Marine Corps is maintaining a halt to AAV water operations as the service continues an investigation into the mishap. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Aug. 10, 2020

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Aug. 10, 2020

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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 Aug 10, 2020, 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