USS Ashland Completes Typhoon Recovery Mission in Northern Mariana Islands

November 20, 2018 – USS Ashland (LSD 48) departed the waters near Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) after assisting Task Force-West with Department of Defense support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and local authorities, Nov. 20. “As we depart to continue our mission in the 7th Fleet area of operations our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in Saipan and Tinian,” said Cmdr. Patrick L. German, Ashland’s commanding officer. “I can only hope that our efforts and the continued efforts of all other…

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USS Ashland continues FEMA support in Northern Mariana Islands

November 13, 2018 – USS Ashland (LSD 48) departed Guam with Soldiers and heavy equipment from the 9th Mission Support Company (9th MSC), Guam Army National Guard to provide continued support to the island of Saipan, Nov. 11. The Category 5 storm, known as Super Typhoon Yutu, tore through the southern part of Saipan and through Tinian, part of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Oct. 25. Ashland initially transported 18 vehicles and 22 heavy equipment operators to Saipan using Landing Craft, Utility (LCU) 1633 and 1634, assigned to…

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USS Ashland joins typhoon recovery effort in Northern Mariana Islands

November 2, 2018 – USS Ashland (LSD 48) with embarked Marines from Combat Logistics Battalion (CLB) 31 arrived in vicinity of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Nov. 3, to provide Department of Defense support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and civil and local officials as part of the FEMA-supported Typhoon Yutu recovery effort. “Our main priority is to work with our leadership and local officials in alleviating as much suffering as possible in CMNI,” said Cmdr. Patrick L. German, Ashland’s commanding officer. “Our advance party…

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