INSURV inspection aboard USS Germantown

11/26/2014
11/26/2014: Sailors man the rails aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) as the ship departs Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo for an inspection from the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). INSURV inspections occur every five years to ensure mission readiness. Germantown is forward-deployed and currently…

Makin Island Maiden Deployment

01/16/2012
01/16/2012: Makin Island is on its maiden deployment conducting operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility in support of the Navy’s Maritime Strategy. Makin Island is the Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship and the only U.S. Navy ship with a hybrid electric propulsion system. [slidepress gallery='makin-island-maiden-deployment'] Credit: The…