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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