Two Major North Sea Maritime Exercises Converge

May 17, 2021 – Ships from U.S. Exercise Ragnar Viking met up with the ships participating in the Royal Navy’s Strike Warrior Exercise in the North Atlantic Ocean, May 17, 2021. The exercises brought together 15 ships from four NATO countries, including the United Kingdom Carrier Strike Group and the U.S. IWO Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) with the embarked 24th…

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Iwo Jima ARG Operating in Northern European Waters

April 14, 2021 – The Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (IWOARG) and the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are currently operating with NATO Allies and partners in U.S. Sixth Fleet, April 14, 2021. The IWOARG and 24th MEU are conducting operations focused on supporting maritime security operations and maritime domain awareness capabilities in international waters. The distinct capability of an…

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Iwo Jima ARG Deploys

March 25, 2021 – The Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) deployed March 25 after completing an intensive, month-long composite training exercise (COMPTUEX) and brief in-port maintenance period. The ARG-MEU’s COMPTUEX was designed to fully integrate roughly 3,700 Sailors and Marines into one cohesive contingency force while testing the units’ abilities to carry…

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