NORTHCOM: USS Kearsarge, USS Arlington Staged to ‘Chase’ Hurricane Florence for Relief Operations

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Amphibious warships USS Kearsarge (LHD-3), USS Arlington (LPD-24) and elements of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit are positioned off the Carolina coast to offer disaster relief and search and rescue assistance, if requested, once Hurricane Florence makes landfall, the Pentagon’s top homeland defense officials said.

Standing before a map of the U.S. during a Thursday media briefing, Air Force Gen. Terrance O’Shaughnessy, commander of U.S. Northern Command, pointed to various...

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