USS Arlington in EFES Combined Joint Live-Fire Exercise 2022

San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24), attached to the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and embarked 22 Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), arrived off the coast of Izmir, Turkey to support the Turkish-led multinational exercise EFES Combined Joint Live-Fire Exercise 2022 (EFES22), May 27, 2022. While in vicinity of Izmir, Arlington and elements of the 22nd Marine…

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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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NAVSUP Supports USS Arlington Iceland Port Visit

Husbanding services encompass the critical elements of logistics support required by U.S. Navy vessels when they visit commercial and military ports around the world. Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella’s (NAVSUP FLCSI’s) Global Multiple Award Husbanding Contract (GMAC) enables the command’s contracting specialists to partner with European husbanding service providers (HSPs) to support requirements for U.S. maritime forces…

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U.S., Iceland Wrap Up Exercise Northern Viking 2022

Out at sea, French, German and Norwegian surface combatants were joined by American and German maritime patrol aircraft in a hunt for adversary submarines while small boats from Arlington and Icelandic vessels conducted visit, board, search and seizure missions on suspect vessels. CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopters buzzed overhead as two landing craft, air cushions from the San Antonio-class amphibious transport…

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MARMC Leads USS Arlington Knuckle Boom Crane Repairs

Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC) recently completed knuckle boom crane repairs aboard USS Arlington (LPD 24) as the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship continues preparation for its upcoming deployment as part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). The knuckle boom crane is vital to amphibious operations. It is used to lower and raise boats to the waterline and…

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USS Arlington Arrives in Haiti to Support USAID

San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) arrived in U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations off the coast Haiti to begin humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations August 21st. Arlington departed Naval Station Norfolk Aug. 17 to support U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) following a 7.2-magnitute earthquake that struck Haiti on Aug. 14, 2021. “Our initial…

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