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Mesa Verde Visits Souda Bay

The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) and embarked Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Souda Bay, Greece, for a scheduled port visit May 1, 2017.

Carter Hall, 24th MEU complete Spring Storm 17

BLACK SEA – The amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) and the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) completed exercise Spring Storm 17, March 21, in Capul Midia, Romania.

Status of the Fleet: Spring Storm 2017

Spring Storm 2017 is a Romanian-led bilateral amphibious operations exercise in the Black Sea to enhance tactical unit and staff interoperability between Romanian and U.S. naval forces.

Bataan ARG Enters U.S. 6th Fleet

ATLANTIC OCEAN - The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), entered the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations March 7, 2017 as part of a routine deployment in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe, our NATO allies and European and African partner nations.

Iwo Jima ARG/MEU Enters U.S. 6th Fleet

MEDITERRANEAN SEA - The Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group/ 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit entered the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations June 22, 2015.

The ARG/MEU, comprised of embarked Marines from the 24th MEU, the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43), and the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), departed the U.S. 5th Fleet’s Area of Responsibility June 21, 2015.

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Iwo Jima ARG/MEU Transits U.S. 6th Fleet to U.S. 5th Fleet

MEDITERRANEAN SEA - The Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group/ 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit transits from U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations (AOO) to U.S. 5th Fleet’s area of responsibility Jan. 10, 2015.

The ARG/MEU, comprised of embarked Marines from the 24th MEU, the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43), and the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), entered U.S. 6th Fleet’s AOO Dec. 20, 2014.

Status of the Fleet: Jan. 9, 2015

Sailors, operating forward in the U.S. 6th Fleet, conduct daily operations, port visits and engage with allies and partners to maintain a forward presence throughout Europe and Africa and improve maritime security.

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Status of the Fleet: Jan. 5, 2015

Sailors, operating forward in the U.S. 6th Fleet, conduct daily operations, port visits and engage with allies and partners to maintain a forward presence throughout Europe and Africa and improve maritime security.

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Status of the Fleet: Dec. 27, 2014

Sailors, operating forward in the U.S. 6th Fleet, conduct daily operations, port visits and engage with allies and partners to maintain a forward presence throughout Europe and Africa and improve maritime security.

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Standing by to Assist Santa

NAPLES, Italy – Pentagon Press Secretary, Rear Adm. John Kirby, recently held a press briefing where he discussed the specifics of how the Department of Defense is supporting Santa Claus’ yuletide journey as he delivers gifts around the world.

The U.S. 6th Fleet is on high alert, focusing maritime assets on protecting the waters within its area of operations to ensure the Jolly Old Elf is able to complete his rounds as he, much like 6th Fleet ships, operates forward.

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