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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, Marine Corps Providing Around-the-Clock Hurricane Maria Relief

Navy, Marine Corps Providing Around-the-Clock Hurricane Maria Relief

Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Logan Parkinson, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD-1), escorts evacuees during humanitarian aid operations on the island of Dominica following the landfall of Hurricane Maria on Sept. 24, 2017. US Navy Photo

THE PENTAGON — Navy and Marine Corps are working to reopen airfields and clear debris from the main roads of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as part of the ongoing Hurricane Maria relief efforts. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Sept. 25, 2017

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Sept. 25, 2017

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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. 25, 2017. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the map reflects the location of the capital ship. Read More

VIDEO: USS Kearsarge Underway for Hurricane Harvey Relief Operations

VIDEO: USS Kearsarge Underway for Hurricane Harvey Relief Operations

The following is U.S. Navy video of USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) departing Naval Station Norfolk and taking on aircraft, fuel and supplies on its way to support relief operations following Hurricane Harvey. The amphibious warship is underway with USS Oak Hill and elements of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit. Read More

Navy Endorsed Extending Truman Carrier Deployment Due to Significant Air Strike Capacity

Navy Endorsed Extending Truman Carrier Deployment Due to Significant Air Strike Capacity

An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the “Pukin’ Dogs” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143, lands on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) on April 30, 2016. US Navy photo.

An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the “Pukin’ Dogs” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143, lands on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) on April 30, 2016. US Navy Photo

This post has been updated to include comments from U.S. Fleet Forces Command.

The Navy endorsed the decision by Defense Secretary Ash Carter to extend the Harry S Truman Carrier Strike Group deployment to the Middle East by 30 days, a Navy spokesman said, but the service is still committed to avoiding extended deployments and keeping to the new Optimized Fleet Response Plan (OFRP) construct. Read More

Kearsarge ARG, 26th MEU Return to East Coast; Artillery Detachment Remains in Iraq

Kearsarge ARG, 26th MEU Return to East Coast; Artillery Detachment Remains in Iraq

 U.S. Marines with Task Force Spartan, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), on Fire Base Bell, Iraq, fire an M777A2 Howitzer at an ISIS infiltration route March 18, 2016. US Marine Corps Photo

U.S. Marines with Task Force Spartan, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), on Fire Base Bell, Iraq, fire an M777A2 Howitzer at an ISIS infiltration route March 18, 2016. US Marine Corps Photo

THE PENTAGON — Sailors and Marines assigned to the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit will begin returning from a seven-month deployment to the Middle East starting today, according to a statement from the 26th MEU. Read More

Truman Carrier Strike Group Enters U.S. 5th Fleet To Begin Anti-ISIS Operations

Truman Carrier Strike Group Enters U.S. 5th Fleet To Begin Anti-ISIS Operations

Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing 7 perform a formation flyby off the port side of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) on Dec. 13, just prior to the ship transiting from U.S. 6th Fleet to U.S. 5th Fleet. US Navy photo.

Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing 7 perform a formation flyby off the port side of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) on Dec. 13, just prior to the ship transiting from U.S. 6th Fleet to U.S. 5th Fleet. US Navy photo.

The U.S. Navy once again has an aircraft carrier in U.S. Central Command, after the Truman Carrier Strike Group passed through the Suez Canal on Monday and became a U.S. 5th Fleet asset. Read More