The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are now operating in the Indian Ocean after spending some time in the South China Sea, USNI News has learned. Read More
Chinese reports accuse the U.S. of “muscle-flexing” after an American amphibious ready group quietly deployed to the South China Sea earlier this week.
Sailors and Marines aboard three amphibious warships operating off the coast of Hawaii are now officially ready for national tasking after months of training and quarantine, two defense officials confirmed to USNI News on Monday. Read More
Eight days after 1,900 sailors boarded the ships of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, two of the ARG’s three ships had departed San Diego for an upcoming exercise as the Navy is restricting non-deployed movements to contain the spread of COVID-19 among its fleet.
The 1,900 sailors of the San Diego-based Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group will be sequestered to their ships for 14 days pier-side ahead of a planned training underway amidst fleet-wide COVID-19 concerns. Read More
Steaming to New York with a belly full of coal, the armored cruiser USS San Diego (ACR-6) struck a mine deployed by a German U-boat on July 19, 1918. Read More
Mine or torpedo? For a hundred years, the cause of the explosion that sank USS San Diego (ACR-6) has been a mystery. But now researchers are on an expedition to determine what exactly caused a Navy armored cruiser to sink 100 years ago within eyesight of New York City as the U.S. was entering World War I.
ARLINGTON, Va. — Dwell on what can’t be done or focus on the possible – while at sea, commanders of the America Amphibious Ready Group and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit chose the latter option and returned praising the first deployment for the first-in-class USS America (LHA-6).
Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA-6) returned home to San Diego Friday morning, marking the completion of its first overseas operational deployment to the Western Pacific and the Middle East. Read More
As the first-in-class USS America (LHA-6) begins operations on its first major overseas deployment, leadership has a good understanding of the basics of operating this new type of ship – an amphibious assault ship without a well deck – but also a lot of room to learn how to maximize the new capability it brings to the fleet. Read More