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Large Scale Exercise

18 August 2021

18 August 2021

Large Scale Exercise (LSE) is a triennial exercise conducted by U.S. Fleet Forces Command, U.S. Pacific Fleet, and U.S. Naval Forces Europe that is designed to refine how we synchronize maritime operations across multiple Fleets, in support of the joint force.

The training is based on a progression of scenarios that will assess and refine modern warfare concepts, including Distributed Maritime Operations, Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations and Littoral Operations in a Contested Environment. LSE 2021 is the first iteration of what will become a triennial exercise with plans for future iterations to include partners and allies from around the world.                                                                             

Press Release:

Large-Scale Exercise Press Release (Aug. 2, 2021)

U.S. Navy Stories:

 U.S. 2nd Fleet is Ready to Fight as it Leads 7th Expeditionary Maritime Operations Center During Large Scale Exercise 2021 (Aug. 14, 2021 - U.S. 2nd Fleet) 

505th Command and Control Wing Supports Large-Scale Exercise (Aug.13,  2021 - U.S. Fleet Forces Command) 

SECNAV Del Toro Visits USS Kearsarge First Day on the Job (Aug. 12, 2021- U.S. Navy) 

SECNAV, CNO & Rep. Wittman Take Part in Large Scale Exercise 2021 in Hampton Roads (Aug. 10, 2021 - U.S. Navy)

Military Sealift Command Supporting Large-Scale Exercise 2021 (Aug. 4, 2021 - DVIDS) 

USS Mount Whitney and Sixth Fleet Underway for LSE (July 27, 2021 - U.S. Navy)

Other News:

US 3rd Fleet successfully concludes Large-Scale Exercise 2021 (Aug. 17, 2021 - Naval Technology) 

1,600 Marines from II Marine Expeditionary Force participate in Large Scale Exercise (Aug. 16, 2021 - The Daily News) 

Marines in Hawaii try advanced base ops at Large-Scale Exercise 2021 (Aug. 14, 2021 - Stars & Stripes)

Navy ‘Large Scale Exercise’ hits its mark in Hawaii and globally (Aug. 15, 2021 - Star Advertiser) 

Corps to fire ship-sinking missile in Pacific as ‘demonstration of force’ (Aug. 13, 2021 - MarineTimes) 

Global exercise to test US Navy’s live, virtual and constructive training environment (Aug. 12, 2021 - Defense News) 

Large Scale Exercise 2021 Tests How Navy, Marines Could Fight a Future Global Battle (Aug. 9, 2021 - USNI News) 

Navy, Marine Corps aim to refine, test modern warfighting concepts in Large Scale Exercise 2021 (Aug. 9, 2021 - NavyTimes) 

Gilday: Large Scale Exercise 2021 Will Provide ‘Path to the Future’ for U.S. Navy (Aug. 2, 2021 - SeaPower) 

Biggest Navy Exercise in a Generation Will Include 25,000 Personnel Across 17 Time Zones (May 21, 2021 -


Large-Scale Exercise -- Navy Warfare Development Command (Aug. 2, 2021)

Large Scale Exercise in Hawaii ( August 2021)

Large Scale Exercise-- National Defence (May 24, 2021)

DVIDS Feature Page on LSE2021:

Videos, stories and images from the Large-Scale Exercise

Q & A:

What is Large-Scale Exercise?                  


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