USS Essex and Stennis Carrier Strike Group 

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

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…

Australian P-8 Trains Over the Indian Ocean

A Royal Australian Air Force No 11 Squadron P-8A Poseidon with Harpoon missiles attached conducts a training sortie over the Indian Ocean. [maxgallery id="115538"] Australian Department of Defence March 28, 2018

Australia Sends the HMAS Arunta to Operation Manitou

12/02/2016: HMAS Arunta and her ship’s company of 191 departed HMAS Stirling naval base at Rockingham, Western Australia for Operation MANITOU in the Middle East Region. This is Arunta’s 3rd deployment to the area and the first time a ship will be deployed for nine months. HMAS Arunta and her ship’s…

Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group: Talisman Sabre 2015

09/10/2015: Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group formation during Talisman Sabre 2015. [maxgallery id="79482"] Credit: USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6):7/16/15 INDIAN OCEAN (July 16, 2015)Eleven of the ships that participated in Talisman Sabre 2015 steam in formation off the western coast of Australia.   The ships [from left to right] are…

Super Stallions in the Talisman Sabre 2015 Exercise

09/07/2015: INDIAN OCEAN (July 13, 2015) A CH-53 Super Stallion assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) sits on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). [maxgallery id="79500"] Credit:USS Green Bay: 7/13/15 Other photos show the CH-53E operating off of the ship.…

MSC Resupply of USS Essex

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…

USS Rodney M. Davis Conducts Replenishment at Sea with USNS Pecos

10/05/2015: The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) performs vertical replenishment and refueling with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos (T-AO-197.) Rodney M. Davis, stationed in Everett, Wash., is seen on patrol in the Indian Ocean in support of regional security and…