Kearsarge ARG Visits Baltic Sea Allies and Partners

The USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in multiple Baltic Sea ports for scheduled port visits to allied and partner nations, August 5, 2022. ARG flagship Kearsarge, USS Arlington (LPD 24), and USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) arrived in Helsinki, Finland; Stockholm, Sweden; and Tallinn, Estonia, respectively, demonstrating the United…

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USS Kearsarge Arrives in Tallinn After Exercise Hedgehog 22

Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), flagship of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), arrived in Tallinn, Estonia for a scheduled port visit, May 27, 2022. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Team’s presence in the Estonian port city demonstrates the United States’ commitment, alongside regional Allies and Partners, to preserving Baltic…

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U.S., Estonia Kick Off Exercise Hedgehog 22

Members of Task Force 61 Naval Amphibious Forces Europe/2d Marine Division (TF-61/2), operating under U.S. Sixth Fleet, joined their Estonian counterparts to kick off Exercise Siil 22, also known in English as Exercise Hedgehog, in Tallinn, Estonia, May 16. The Estonian-led Exercise Siil, designed to exercise command and control and security threat response while evaluating combat readiness of Estonian 2nd…

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USS Arleigh Burke Arrives in Tallinn

USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) arrived in Tallinn, Estonia for a scheduled port visit to enhance U.S.-Estonia relations as the two nations work together for a stable, secure, and prosperous Europe, Sept. 4, 2021. The ship’s presence in the Baltic Sea demonstrates the U.S. Navy’s continued commitment to collective defense of the European region and reinforces the strong bond between…

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