Mission readiness is an essential part of an amphibious ready group (ARG). The composite Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced) aboard the forward-deployment amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) is a great example of the mission readiness the U.S. armed forces
The opening ceremonies for Talisman Sabre 2015 were completed in Darwin, Australia, July 7, as Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7 is underway with U.S. Sailors, Marines and embarked Australian military preparing for the high-level, amphibious training over the next two weeks.
Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) paddle toward the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) on the waters of the East China Sea from combat rubber raiding craft (CRRC).
The Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG), comprised of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), USS Ashland (LSD 48), USS Preble (DDG 88), USS Green Bay (LPD 20) and the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, conducted exercises to counter surface and air threats, beginning June 18.
For two years service members from both the U.S. and Australian Navies have prepared for a complex amphibious assault scenario taking place on the shores of the Northern Territory of Australia during Talisman Sabre 2015.
During the dynamic amphibious landing on the Northern Territory shores of Australia as part of Talisman Sabre 2015, a huge range of men and material was moved quickly across one of the most challenging transition areas in the world; from the unforgiving sea to a contested shore.
A large part of Sailor's career is training, learning the skills necessary to operate the Navy's vast array of equipment safely and correctly. Depending on rate, this process could take anywhere from one month to three years.
After two weeks of dynamic maneuvering schemes and elevated command and control, USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), flagship to Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7 commanded by Rear Adm. Hugh D. Wetherald, completed Exercise Talisman Sabre July 18.