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These operations highlight the flexibility of the ARG/MEU team and the amphibious transport dock ship platform. 161031-N-DQ840-130 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Oct. 31, 2016) Sailors complete preparations for an AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter, from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), to take off during...
The visit provided Foggo the opportunity to share his strategic vision of 6th Fleet’s current operations, including Operation Odyssey Lightning (OOL), with the Sailors and Marines aboard Wasp and to thank them for their efforts.
Foggo first met with Cmdr. Ken Pickard, Carney’s commanding officer, and then addressed the crew on their performance in support of the USS Wasp (LHD 1) Amphibious Ready Group and Operation Odyssey Lightning.
The department is responsible for providing spiritual care and religious services to Sailors and Marines throughout the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group (ARG).
NMCB 11 Seabees deployed to Cameroon from Gulfport, Mississippi, at the beginning of August 2016. For the next seven months they will construct two multipurpose buildings. By turning over finished, high quality buildings and working hand-in-hand with local military units, they will ensure...
These strikes have targeted key ISIL military infrastructure in Sirte and have helped the Libyan government clear ISIL from most of the city. “We’re a flexible and lethal maritime force here to help the Libyan people rid Sirte of ISIL,” said Commander, Amphibious Squadron Six Capt. F. Byron Ogden...
The course, known as Corporal’s Course, is a professional military education program for Marines that places an emphasis on basic leadership skills at the junior non-commissioned officer level. The intent is to prepare Marines to smoothly transition from subordinates to small unit leaders.
The ARG/MEU and Royal Moroccan naval forces worked closely over the four-day exercise to improve interoperability in amphibious operations and to conduct mutual training.