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 commanded by Capt. Gerald Olin of Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1, and comprises amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23) and amphibious dock landing…

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