Sailors and Marines aboard the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) conducted a vertical replenishment (VERTREP) at-sea, Aug. 11, receiving 18 pallets of supplies from fleet replenishment oiler USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201).
The Damage Control Training Team aboard the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) conducted chemical, biological, radiological (CBR) training for the ship's two repair locker teams Aug. 12.
AV-8B Harriers, which launched from the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), the Essex Amphibious Ready Group's flag ship, conducted strike missions in Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) Aug 17.
"Life is not easy - especially in our military environment and lifestyle, but anything is possible," said Chief Logistics Specialist (SW/AW) Yuly Mejia. "You have to be a strong-willed person to do what we do."
More than 4,500 Sailors and Marines with the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR), Nov. 1, after departing the 5th Fleet AOR.
San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) rendered assistance and provided aid to the crew of a stranded Sri Lankan-flagged fishing vessel, M/V Lakshan, Nov. 4 at 12:30 p.m. local time.
Amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) conducted routine operations in international waters during a northbound transit of the South China Sea as part of a deployment to the Western Pacific Nov. 13-14.