CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – For five days, a U.S. consulate in the tiny country of Obsidian had been surrounded by protestors who were upset with the American presence in their coastal nation. Fomented by an armed opposition group, the situation for the State Department staff, Marine guards and Americans in the region had become increasingly unstable. Read More
Tag Archives: 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit
VIDEO: Carrier USS George H.W. Bush Deploys, Set to Relieve Harry S. Truman Strike Group in Europe
The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group left Naval Station Norfolk, Va., Wednesday afternoon and likely headed to Europe as part of the ongoing presence operations as the Russian invasion of Ukraine approaches its six-month. Read More
Bush Carrier Strike Group Wraps Pre-Deployment Exercise, Set to Relieve Truman CSG
The George H.W. Bush carrier strike group has completed its pre-deployment graduation exercise ahead of a deployment to U.S. European Command, USNI News has learned. Read More
Bataan ARG, 26 MEU Now Operating in the Middle East
Amphib USS Bataan (LHD-5) is operating in the Red Sea as tensions between the U.S. and Iran continue to simmer, USNI News has learned. Read More
USS Bataan, Marines 26th MEU Heading to Middle East Amid Tensions with Iran
Amid rising tensions with Iran, the Navy is scrapping an exercise with Morocco as it redirects amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD-5) and embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit to the Middle East, a defense official confirmed to USNI News on Friday.
Navy Poised to Aid Bahamas, Waiting For Formal Request
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
U.S. Marines Train on French Amphib During ‘Jeanne d’Arc Task Force’ Stop at Camp Lejeune
ABOARD FS TONNERRE, OFF CAMP LEJEUNE – A French task group on deployment with 130 officer cadets teamed up with U.S. Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit in Camp Lejeune for a few days of at-sea amphibious operations in North Carolina. Read More
Top Stories 2018: U.S. Marine Corps Operations
USNI News polled its writers, naval analysts and service members on what they consider the most important military and maritime stories in 2018. This story is part of a series; please also see U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy Operations.
The Marine Corps spent 2018 preparing the force for a new era of warfare, modernizing how it conducts its business in ways large and small. Read More
Iwo Jima ARG, 26th MEU Return Home From 6-Month Deployment to 5th, 6th Fleets
USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7) and its amphibious ready group returned home on Thursday, concluding a six-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and U.S. 6th Fleet areas of operations in the Mediterranean and Persian Gulf.