Kearsarge ARG Underway for Final Pre-deployment Exercise


Story Number: NNS181014-01Release Date: 10/14/2018 1:59:00 PM
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By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryre Arciaga, USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) Public Affairs

NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The units of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) departed Naval Station Norfolk, Oct. 13, to conduct a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX).

COMPTUEX is the final pre-deployment exercise that certifies the ARG’s abilities to conduct military operations at sea and project power ashore with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit through joint planning and execution of challenging and realistic training scenarios.

The exercise is hosted by Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 4, which mentors, trains and assesses East Coast units preparing for future deployments.

The Kearsarge ARG consists of Amphibious Squadron 6, the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) and the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43).

The guided-missile destroyers USS Gravely (DDG 107) and USS McFaul (DDG 74) are also participating in the exercise. 

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181013-N-RJ834-0235 NORFOLK (Oct. 13, 2018) The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) departs Naval Station Norfolk for the Composite Training Unit Exercise COMPTUEX. COMPTUEX is the final pre-deployment exercise that certifies the combined Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit's (MEU) abilities to conduct military operations at sea and project power ashore through joint planning and execution of challenging and realistic training scenarios. CSG 4 mentors, trains and assesses East Coast units preparing for future deployments. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Tamara Vaughn/Released)
October 13, 2018
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