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…

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USS New Orleans joins partners for exercise ARC 21

May 11, 2021 – San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans (LPD 18) joined the Royal Australian Navy, French Armed Forces, Japan Self-Defense Forces and other U.S. Forces for exercise Jeanne D’Arc (ARC) 21, May 11. This exercise brings together service members from each nation’s military in a combined effort to enhance interoperability in pursuit of common regional security…

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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…

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