Amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) returned to Norfolk Thursday morning, after completing a seven-month deployment to Europe and the Middle East and having offloaded members of the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit in North Carolina earlier this week.
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2018 Navy, Marine Corps On-Duty Deaths
The following names are those of Marines and sailors who died in 2018 while at sea, in combat or during training accidents, according to USNI News records and Navy and Marine Corps reports. Read More
USS Essex Enters Persian Gulf with Squadron of Marine F-35s
Amphibious warship USS Essex (LHD-2) is now in the Persian Gulf, bringing for the first time a squadron of Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters through the Strait of Hormuz.
Missing Marine From USS Essex Identified, Declared Deceased
A Marine who was reported missing from USS Essex (LHD-2) while operating in the Sulu Sea, has been identified as Cpl. Jonathan Currier and declared deceased, according to a statement from U.S. Pacific Fleet. Read More
Essex Amphibious Ready Group Quietly Deployed on Tuesday with Marine F-35s
This post has been updated to include a statement from U.S. Pacific Fleet.
THE PENTAGON — The three-ship Essex Amphibious Ready Group and the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit left San Diego, Calif., on Tuesday with little fanfare for an expected Western Pacific and Middle East deployment, a defense official confirmed to USNI News on Thursday. Read More
Challenges Ahead as 13th MEU, Essex ARG Prep for First West Coast F-35 Deployment
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The first stateside Marine expeditionary unit to deploy with the F-35B Lightning II wrapped up a unit-level exercise last week as Marine Corps and Navy commanders prepare to train their forces at sea ahead of their first deployment with Joint Strike Fighters. Read More
Second Marine Dead in Osprey Crash Identified
The second Marine who died following the Sunday hard landing of a MV-22 Osprey in Hawaii was identified by the service on Thursday. Read More
Second Marine Dies From Injuries in Osprey Crash in Hawaii; 2 Remain in Hospital
A second Marine died from injuries sustained in Sunday’s Osprey crash in Hawaii, the Marine Corps said in a statement.
Marine Killed in Osprey Crash Identified as Lance Cpl. Joshua Barron, 24
The Marine Corps identified Lance Cpl. Joshua E. Barron, 24, of Spokane, Wash., as the Marine who died Sunday when his aircraft crashed in Hawaii. Read More
Essex Amphibious Ready Group, 15th MEU Set to Deploy Today from San Diego
The three-ship Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) will deploy today from Naval Station San Diego, Calif. for a deployment to the Western Pacific and the Middle East. Read More