Commander, Amphibious Squadron 11 Story Archive

Denver Earns 5th Consecutive Green "H"  (9 April 2014)
The forward-deployed amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9) was awarded its fifth consecutive Force Health and Wellness Unit Award, known as the Green "H" April 4.
VMM 265 Supports Amphibious Operations in BHR ARG  (14 April 2014)
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
Germantown Recognized for Distinction in Command Excellence, Health and Fitness  (23 April 2014)
U.S. 7th Fleet awarded the Battle Efficiency "E" and the Force Health and Wellness Unit Award, Green "H" to the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) in March.
Preble Joins Bonhomme Richard ESG, Begins Patrol in 7th Fleet AOR  (14 July 2015)
The Pearl Harbor-based guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) has joined the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (BHRESG) in the patrol of the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.
ESG 7 Begins Talisman Sabre 2015  (14 July 2015)
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.
31st MEU and Green Bay Sailors Train Together to Become a Forward, Ready Amphibious Force  (14 July 2015)
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).
ESG 7 Trains to Counter Threats from Air and Surface   (14 July 2015)
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.
The U.S. and Australia Team Up as a Combined Task Force During Talisman Sabre  (14 July 2015)
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.
31st MEU Completes First Week of AIT with the USS Ashland  (14 July 2015)
The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU), embarked aboard the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48), successfully completed their first week of exercises.
The Beast Within Bonhomme Richard: LCAC  (15 July 2015)
On the bridge of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), is a master helmsman who steers the ship of 1,200 Sailors and 1,500 Marines as it cuts through the waves.
Green Bay, the Newest LPD Class Supporting Talisman Sabre 2015  (16 July 2015)
There is a new player at Talisman Sabre 2015, and it comes in the form of the innovative San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20).
Landing Craft Make Transporting Easy During Talisman Sabre  (16 July 2015)
During the bi-anual exercise Talisman Sabre 2015, Marine landing craft are playing an essential role to safely transport marines from ships to shore.
The Impossible Bird: MV-22 Osprey  (16 July 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.
Sailors Receive Invaluable Training During Talisman Sabre 2015  (20 July 2015)
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.
Bonhomme Richard ESG Completes Talisman Sabre 2015  (20 July 2015)
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.

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