Kearsarge ARG, 22nd MEU Enter U.S. 6th Fleet

December 26, 2018 – The Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) entered the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations Dec. 25 to conduct a scheduled deployment. During its time in theater, the ARG/MEU team and its more than 4,500 Sailors and Marines are prepared to conduct a variety of missions, including maritime security operations, crisis response and theater security cooperation. “The Kearsarge ARG is prepared to conduct a variety of missions, including maritime security operations, crisis response and theater security cooperation,” said Capt. Daniel…

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Kearsarge ARG Completes COMPTUEX

November 6, 2018 – The Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) successfully completed a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX), Nov. 2. The ARG’s COMPTUEX was a three-week, scenario-driven exercise focused on simultaneous missions and enhanced realism to test the capabilities of the Kearsarge ARG and the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) prior to their upcoming deployment. The exercise included embarked Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 264, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 26, and Assault Craft Unit 4. “The Kearsarge ARG, 22nd MEU, and accompanying destroyers, successfully completed a demanding and realistic test,” said…

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Kearsarge ARG Underway for Pre-deployment Exercise

August 23, 2018 – The units of Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) departed their respective homeports for an ARG, Marine Expeditionary Unit exercise (ARGMEUEX), Aug. 21 – 22. ARGMEUEX enhances joint integration, lethality and collective capabilities of the Navy-Marine Corps team through joint planning and execution of challenging and realistic training scenarios. “The Sailors and Marines on this team have been working hard to get to this point. We’re excited to test ourselves as a unit in the upcoming exercises,” said Navy Capt. Daniel Blackburn, commodore, PHIBRON 6. “I am…

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A Navy First: Kearsarge ARG Completes First East Coast SWATT

USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) returned to homeport after completing the Navy’s first East Coast ARG Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise, June 28. SWATT is led by mentors and warfare tactics instructors (WTI) from Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC) who develop and oversee the execution of ARG SWATTs, who provide at-sea mentoring to build more capable and tactically proficient surface forces. “SWATT provided us with the first opportunity for the ARG ships to operate as a warfighting team. SMWDC WTIs provided excellent…

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