Bataan ARG Completes SWATT

August 12, 2019 – The USS Bataan (LHD 5) Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) completed its first Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise Aug. 5. For the Bataan ARG, SWATT provided an important transition from single ship operations to multi-ship, aircraft, and landing craft operations in scenarios that spanned multiple warfare areas. SWATTs are a relatively new construct in the…

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USS New York, USS Oak Hill Conduct Live-Fire Missile Training

August 5, 2019 – USS New York (LPD 21) completed a live-fire exercise in which the ship fired missiles at a drone using the ship’s self-defense Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) system Saturday, Aug. 3 (NNS) — The amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) completed a live-fire exercise in which the ship fired missiles at a drone using…

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Navy to Sail into the Magic City for Miami Navy Week

March 19, 2019 – Miami, the “Magic City,” will get the chance to add to its rich maritime history when it hosts Navy Week, March 25-30, in conjunction with the Miami Youth Fair. Navy Weeks, coordinated by the Navy Office of Community Outreach, are designed to give Americans the opportunity to learn about the Navy, its people, and its importance…

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USS New York Completes Trident Juncture

November 13, 2018 – USS New York (LPD 21) completed exercise Trident Juncture 18, Nov. 7. Trident Juncture 18 was a large-scale NATO exercise that took place in Norway and the surrounding areas of the North Atlantic and Baltic Sea. New York, along with 31 allies and partner nations completed the exercise. More than 14,000 of the 40,000 participants were…

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Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group Operating in US 6th Fleet

October 16, 2018 – The Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group (IWOESG) continued its transit into the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations as part of a deployment in support of NATO exercise Trident Juncture 18. The strike group will join the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group and U.S. 6th Fleet flagship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) to comprise the…

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Iwo Jima, Gunston Hall, New York, MAGTF Depart for Trident Juncture 18

October 5, 2018 – More than 2,000 Sailors serving aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) and USS New York (LPD 21) departed Oct. 2-3 for NATO-led exercise Trident Juncture 18. Iwo Jima and New York are homeported at Naval Station Mayport, Florida, and Gunston Hall is homeported at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in…

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Nearly 300 NUWC Division Newport employees tour ships visiting for International Seapower Symposium

September 24, 2018 – The jacket New York City firefighter Bill Butler wore on Sept. 11, 2001, never leaves the bridge of the USS New York (LPD 21). Dust from the rubble of the World Trade Center has settled on a patch on the right sleeve, a Chinese dragon wearing a firefighter’s hat with the No. 6 — a logo…

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Iwo Jima, 26th MEU Complete MDVR

USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) and embarked Marines of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) departed Aqaba, Jordan, after completing a mid-deployment voyage repair (MDVR) maintenance availability, July 13. MDVRs are scheduled availabilities to complete repairs and maintenance, allowing a ship to continue to be fully mission capable throughout the remainder of its deployment. “The MDVR gave us the opportunity…

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USS New York Departs Piraeus

USS New York (LPD 21) and embarked Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) departed Piraeus, Greece, June 10, following a scheduled voyage repair and port visit. During the seven-day stop, New York completed maintenance normally done in its Mayport, Florida, homeport, ensuring the amphibious ship’s sustained operational readiness and ability to complete any U.S. 6th Fleet mission…

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USS New York in Piraeus for Mid-Deployment Maintenance

USS New York (LPD 21) and embarked Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Piraeus, Greece, June 4, for scheduled maintenance and a port visit. The stop allows New York to complete repairs that would normally take place in homeport, allowing it to continue on its deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. The approximately…

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USS Iwo Jima Begins 2018 Deployment

More than 2,500 Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) departed the ship’s homeport of Naval Station Mayport, Florida, for a scheduled six-month deployment Feb. 7. The Navy-Marine Corps team will support maritime security operations, crisis response and theater security cooperation, while also providing a forward naval presence in Europe and the Middle East. …

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Iwo Jima ARG Completes Combined COMPTUEX

The Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) completed their Combined Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) Dec. 9. Combined COMPTUEX is a scenario driven event used to certify ships for deployment. Carrier Strike Group 4 and Expeditionary Operations Training Group presented a broad spectrum scenario that included providing food, shelter and medical treatment to…

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New York’s Boarding Team a Force for Maritime Security

Visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) is a capability involving Sailors and Marines embarking vessels of interest that Navy and Marine Corps units encounter on the high seas in support of maritime interdiction operations. “We board vessels in order to enforce United Nations security resolutions and to combat terrorism, piracy, smuggling and human trafficking,” said Lt. j.g. Blake Pauley, the…

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