PHIBRON-MEU Integration Training 

08/15/2018
U.S. Marines with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), and Sailors with the Amphibious Squadron 6 (PHIBRON), train aboard the USS Arlington (LPD-24) during PHIBRON-MEU Integration Training, Atlantic Ocean N.C., June 18, 2018.  PHIBRON-MEU Integration Training is a two-week training evolution that allows Marines and Sailors to train as a…

Shaping C5ISR for the Fleet: The Case of USS Mount Whitney

07/26/2012
In a recent interview with Col. Bradley Weisz, 2nd Expeditionary Strike Group Deputy Commander, we had a chance to discuss the role of the USS Mount Whitney and its sister ship in the fleet.  These ships provide unique C5ISR capability to the fleet and to the combatant commanders as a…

Building the LPD-17

04/27/2011
04/27/2011 - In late March 2011, prior to the christening of the LPD-24 at the Ingalls Shipyards in Pascagoula, Mississippi, Second Line of Defense interviewed the LPD 17 program manager, Doug Lounsberry.  Lounsberry provided an overview to the challenges of building this class of ship and the advantages, which the…