USS Comstock visits Kodiak during Arctic exercise

September 10, 2019 – USS Comstock (LSD 45) arrived in Kodiak, Alaska, Sept. 10 for a port visit. Comstock is visiting Kodiak in conjunction with Arctic Expeditionary Capabilities Exercise (AECE) 2019. While in port, Comstock Sailors and embarked Marines from Special Marine Air Ground Task Force Alaska will have the opportunity to participate in community outreach events including a building enhancement project at a local elementary school, and will facilitate in-port ship tours. “This is our first visit to Kodiak,” said Cmdr. Kevin Culver, Comstock’s commanding officer. “Alaska is an…

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Arctic Expeditionary Capabilities Exercise in Alaska

September 3, 2019 – Approximately 3,000 U.S. Navy and Marine Corps personnel are participating in Arctic Expeditionary Capabilities Exercise (AECE) 2019 in areas of the Aleutian Islands, Southcentral Alaska and Southern California from Sept. 1-28. AECE is one in a series of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command exercises in 2019 that prepares joint forces to respond to crises in the Indo-Pacific. AECE will specifically test joint expeditionary force logistical transfer capabilities in the Arctic environment, including wet logistics over the shore, expeditionary mine countermeasures, mobile diving and salvage and an offshore petroleum…

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Los Angeles Fleet Week kicks off with ship arrivals

August 27, 2019 – The City of Los Angeles welcomed more than 1,200 Sailors and Marines to the Los Angeles and San Pedro area for a weeklong tribute to the sea services during the fourth annual Los Angeles Fleet Week being held Aug. 27 – Sept. 2. Los Angeles Fleet Week offers the public an opportunity to tour naval ships, engage with service members, and enjoy a variety of displays and events throughout the week. It also gives the public an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the sea…

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