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USS Wasp Bringing More Helos to Help in Hurricane Maria Disaster Relief in Puerto Rico

USS Wasp Bringing More Helos to Help in Hurricane Maria Disaster Relief in Puerto Rico

MH-60S helicopters from Helicopter Sea Combat 22 (HSC-22) attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD-1) survey damage over the island of Dominica on Sept. 23, 2017. US Navy Photo

Amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD-1) will join the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group in Puerto Rico later this week with additional helicopters to assist with Hurricane Maria disaster relief efforts there. Read More

Kearsarge Sailors, Marines Assist With Regular Hurricane Maria Relief Flights to Puerto Rico

Kearsarge Sailors, Marines Assist With Regular Hurricane Maria Relief Flights to Puerto Rico

Vehicles carrying generators and other equipment embark a landing craft utility in the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) for transportation to Puerto Rico on Sept. 26, 2017. US Navy Photo

Vehicles carrying generators and other equipment embark a landing craft utility in the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) for transportation to Puerto Rico on Sept. 26, 2017. US Navy Photo

Marines and sailors from the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group have established a supply and first responder staging base at Roosevelt Roads, the former naval base now operated as Jose Aponte de la Torre Airport in Puerto Rico. Read More

Navy’s New ‘Battle Force’ Tally to Include Hospital Ships and Small Patrol Craft

Navy’s New ‘Battle Force’ Tally to Include Hospital Ships and Small Patrol Craft

USNS Comfort (T-AH-20), one of the Navy's two hospital ships that will be counted in the service's 'battle force' as part of a new plan that reclassifies existing ships by assets in high demand by combatant commanders. US Navy Photo

USNS Comfort (T-AH-20), one of the Navy’s two hospital ships that will be counted in the service’s ‘battle force’ as part of a new plan that reclassifies existing ships by assets in high demand by combatant commanders. US Navy Photo


This post was updated from its original version to include a reaction from Rep Randy Forbes (R-Va.), chairman of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces subcommittee.

The Navy is changing the way it counts its ships that will increase the hulls it has on the books by almost ten by including small patrol craft and hospital ships as part of its “battle force,” according to a March 7 congressional notification obtained by USNI News. Read More