USS Rushmore Arrives in Sasebo for FDNF Duties

USS Rushmore (LSD 47) arrived in Sasebo, Japan, November 17th as the latest addition to forward-deployed naval forces (FDNF). Rushmore relieves another Whidbey Island-class ship, USS Germantown (LSD 42), which departed Sasebo in September after more than a decade of FDNF service. Like Germantown, Rushmore is capable of embarking, launching, and recovering up to 500 Marines and their landing craft…

Read More

USS Germantown Relocating from Sasebo to San Diego

USS Germantown (LSD 42) detached from Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 11 and departed U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo, Sept. 15, after a decade of being forward-deployed to Japan. “Germantown and the Sailors who have sailed with her have made an incredible impact across the entire 7th Fleet theater,” said Rear Adm. Chris Engdahl, commander of Expeditionary Strike Group 7. “Whether strengthening alliances…

Read More

ESG 7 arrives for Talisman Sabre 21

July 17, 2021 – The forward-deployed ships of Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7, along with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, arrive off the coast of Australia in preparation for the biennial bilateral exercise Talisman Sabre (TS) 21, July 16. Led by the Australian Defence Force (ADF), Talisman Sabre 21 is a large-scale, exercise between Australia and the U.S. to strengthen…

Read More

USS America ESG Stops in Guam to Increase Readiness

October 2, 2020 – The USS America (LHA 6) Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) departed Guam following a port visit Oct 2, 2020. The port visit supported logistics and routine maintenance. The Sailors and Marines remained on board their ships to protect the Indo-Pacific overall strategy in keeping with current guidance to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19. “Our Expeditionary Strike…

Read More