FS Normandie in Exercise RAGNAR VIKING

May 21, 2021 (Google Translation) – Having left Brest a week earlier, the Normandy Multi-Mission Frigate (FREMM) completed the first phase of its spring deployment on May 17. Engaged in the Norwegian Sea in exercise RAGNAR VIKING, Normandy thus entered fully into an intense sequence of combined training. Staging a landing of Allied forces in Norway under enemy threat, RAGNARD…

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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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USS San Antonio Begins First Underway in Three Years

San Antonio class amphibious transport dock USS San Antonio (LPD 17) began Sea Trials February 29. This is the ship’s first underway following a three-year Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) maintenance availability. The short underway will be the first time the San Antonio has been underway since February of 2017. “I am so incredibly proud of our sailors,” said Captain…

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