13th MEU Marine Lost at Sea Identified

August 18, 2018 – The Marine at the center of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) search in the Mindanao Sea since August 9 has been identified as Cpl. Jonathan Currier. On August 17, Currier who was previously listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) was declared deceased. Currier, a New Hampshire native and…

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Essex ARG, 13th MEU conclude at-sea search for missing Marine

August 14, 2018 – After a deliberate, five-day search, the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) concluded their search and rescue operation for a missing Marine, Aug. 13. The Marine was reported missing and assumed overboard Aug. 9. At that time the ship was conducting routine operations in the Sulu Sea. Over the course of…

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ESSEX ARG, 13th MEU Commence COMPTUEX

Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) commenced the composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) off the coast of California, May 30. COMPTUEX is a Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 15 and 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Expeditionary Operations Training Group (EOTG) led exercise to certify the ARG/MEU team for their deployment in summer of 2018. Essex ARG is…

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Essex ARG, 13th MEU complete integrated training

Sailors of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and Marines attached to 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) completed ARG/MEU exercise (ARGMEUEX) off the coast of Southern California, May 10. ARGMEUEX is a Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 15 and 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Expeditionary Operations Training Group (EOTG)-led exercise that provides critical training and feedback prior to the deployment certifying event,…

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Essex ARG, 13th MEU complete integration training

Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1, the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) returned to their respective homeports following the completion of an amphibious squadron (PHIBRON)-MEU Integrated Training (PMINT) off the coast of Southern California, April 5. As the first fully integrated training period between Essex Amphibious Ready Group and 13th MEU, PMINT honed the Navy-Marine…

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