USS Wasp (LHD 1) Story Archive

Wasp Amphibious Ready Group Departs on Deployment  (27 June 2016)
More than 4,000 Sailors and Marines from the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22 MEU) departed from Norfolk and Little Creek, Virginia, and Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, June 25.
Wasp Amphibious Ready Group On-loads 22nd MEU, Heads to 6th Fleet  (29 June 2016)
The Wasp Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) completed the on-load of over 2,500 Marines and equipment from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) June 28.
San Antonio Completes COMPTUEX  (29 June 2016)
Sailors and Marines from the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17) and the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit completed composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX), May 26.
Whidbey Island Ready For Deployment  (29 June 2016)
Dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) and embarked Marines from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) successfully completed Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), June 29.
Wasp Holds Burial at Sea  (4 July 2016)
Sailors aboard USS Wasp (LHD 1) laid to rest 20 military veterans and one military spouse during a burial at sea, June 30.
USS Whidbey Island Transits Suez Canal  (9 August 2016)
Amphibious dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41), with embarked U.S. Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), transited the Suez Canal and entered the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations, Aug. 7.
Air Force and Navy Medical Teams Integrate at Sea  (9 August 2016)
Airmen from the U.S. Air Force 379th Expeditionary Medical Group (EMG), Mobile Field Surgical Team (MFST) and Expeditionary Critical Care Team (ECCT) are embarked aboard amphibious transport dock USS San Antonio (LPD 17).
USS San Antonio Visits Muscat, Oman  (30 August 2016)
Amphibious transport dock USS San Antonio (LPD 17) pulled into Muscat, Oman for a port visit Aug. 22-26.
Whidbey Island Sailors and Marines Cross the Equator  (30 August 2016)
Sailors and Marines aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) participated in a "Crossing the Line" ceremony after transiting across the equator, Aug. 27.
USS Whidbey Island Visits Victoria, Seychelles  (2 September 2016)
Amphibious dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) and its embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Marines pulled into Victoria, Seychelles for a port visit, Aug. 29.
USS WHIDBEY ISLAND VISITS MUSCAT, OMAN  (27 September 2016)
Amphibious dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41)and embarked U.S. Marines from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) pulled into Muscat, Oman, for a port visit Sept. 23-28.
USS San Antonio Completes Mid-Deployment Voyage Repair in Bahrain  (7 October 2016)
Amphibious transport dock USS San Antonio (LPD 17) completed a 10-day, mid-deployment maintenance availability at Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Oct. 7.
USS Whidbey Island Visits Jebel Ali, Completes MDVR  (13 October 2016)
Amphibious dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) and embarked Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) departed Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates, after completing a mid-deployment voyage repair (MDVR), Oct. 12.
Sailing One Inch at a Time  (13 October 2016)
The repeated, rapid scurrying of a hand over paper interrupts the faint squeak of an eraser that had broken the silence of the pilothouse only moments before.
Sheriff of the Mess Decks  (6 December 2016)
It's 10:45 a.m., everything is ready, tables are wiped down, dishes are washed and food re-stocked. It's quiet. Each crew member finishes one task or another, and seizes the chance to catch his or her breath before the lunch rush begins.

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