Intrepid Sentinel 2019

The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) sails in formation with the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155), the guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111), France’s Marine Nationale air defense destroyer FS Cassard (D 614) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) in the…

Anchorage 2018 Deployment

A CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter, attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 166 (Reinforced), prepares to land on the flight deck aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) while on a deployment of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). …

Essex Amphibious Ready Group and 13th MEU

The Essex ARG/13th MEU is a flexible and persistent Navy-Marine Corps team deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operation in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic…

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…

26th MEU Working with the French

U.S. Marines with Light Armored Reconnaissance, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment (BLT 2/6), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) and integrative training with French partners in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Operations, April 4, 2018.  The 26th MEU trains to sustain expeditionary…

USS Monterey Launches Syria Missile Strikes

The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) fires a Tomahawk land attack missile April 14.  Monterey is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in…

Replenishment at Sea

06/18/2017: U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (may 13, 2017)- USS Bataan (LHD 5) performs a connected replenishment-at-sea with the USNS Laramie (T-AO 203) while underway. Bataan and its ready group are deployed to U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations designed to reassure allies and…

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) Flight Operations

11/28/2016: The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) conducts flight operations. Dwight D. Eisenhower and its carrier strike group are deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (UNDISCLOSED LOCATION) 10/26/2016 Navy Media Content Services