Members of Expeditionary Strike Group 2 (ESG-2), Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC), and 2nd Marine Logistics Group conducted an annual, rapid-response planning and loading exercise (LOADEX) at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Aug. 27-28.
White clouds waft in the summer winds. The sun burns through them, beaming down to the roaring waves against the ship's sides. The crashing ocean sprays a mist of salted water into the air over the flight deck.
The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) departed BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair after a yearlong dry-dock phased maintenance availability (DPMA) to return to her homeport, Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, Sept. 30.
Brazilian marines from the Brazilian Marine Fleet Force and U.S. Marines from 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines are currently embarked on amphibious dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41), and took part in Bold Alligator 2014 (BA14).
Expeditionary Strike Group 2 (ESG 2) advanced 1,089 Sailors across the 24-command amphibious force according to the Fall 2014 Petty Officer Advancement results, with the first of the advancement eligible Petty Officers assigned to the Headquarters staff frocked on Nov. 25.
It was an eventful 2014 for Tactical Air Control Squadron 21 (TACRON 21). TACRON 21 has been actively involved in numerous volunteer opportunities in the community as well as playing a pivotal role in exercise Bold Alligator, a joint integrated multi-national amphibious assault exercise.
The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Arlington (LPD 24) welcomed two members of the U.S. House of Representatives as well as members of the NATO's Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) aboard the ship for lunch and a tour, Jan. 29.