USS Essex and Stennis Carrier Strike Group 

12/24/2018
The Essex Amphibious Ready Group and the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group are conducting integrated operations in the Arabian Sea to ensure stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. [maxgallery id="122190"] 12.13.2018 Photo…

USS Essex Deployment and F-35B

09/17/2018
INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 2 2018)  An F-35B Lightning II, attached to the “Avengers” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211, prepares to launch from the flight deck of Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during a regularly scheduled deployment of Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine…

Avengers and the F-35B

04/09/2018
F-35B Lighting IIs assigned to the "Avengers" of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211 participate in a Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise and Maj. Chris Brandt, F-35B pilot assigned to VMFA 211, conducts an interview on the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) in the Pacific…

MSC Resupply of USS Essex

08/23/2015
08/23/2015:INDIAN OCEAN (June 26, 2015) Sailors from Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) receive stores from Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7) during a replenishment at sea (RAS). Essex, part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group and with the embarked 15th…

MV-22 Osprey Lands on French Naval Ship

08/16/2015
08/16/2015: GULF OF ADEN (July 5, 2015) An MV-22B Osprey from the "Greyhawks" of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 (Reinforced), 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, lands on the flight deck of the French amphibious assault ship BPC Dixmude (L9015). The U.S. Marines and Sailors of the 15th MEU and Essex Amphibious…