Makin Island ARG Returns from Deployment

May 21, 2021 – More than 5,000 Sailors and Marines of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) return to their San Diego homeport this weekend, concluding a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 3rd, 5th, 6th, and 7th Fleet areas of operation. This deployment is believed to be the first ever for an ARG without a Landing Ship Dock (LSD).…

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USS Somerset Joins RSS Endurance for CARAT Singapore

December 14, 2020 – U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the Republic of Singapore Navy partnered in the 26th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) maritime exercise, in international water of the South China Sea and on Changi Naval Base, Singapore, Dec. 9-14. With over a half century of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Singapore, the two countries…

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Search & Rescue Concluded for Eight Missing Off Camp Pendleton

August 2, 2020 – After an extensive 40-hour search, the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). I Marine Expeditionary force. and the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) concluded their search and rescue operation for seven missing Marines and one Sailor, today. All eight service members are presumed deceased. The 15th MEU and the ARG leadership determined that there was little…

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SWATT creates combat ready warships, battle-minded crews

April 20, 2020 – Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC) led U.S. Navy warships through Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise, March 30 through April 17, in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Units included in the training were the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), amphibious transport docks ships USS Somerset (LPD 25) and USS San…

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