Marines at Camp Lejeune Rescue Nearby Civilians Threatened By Flooding

Marines from Mobility Assault Company, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, deploy an armored vehicle launch bridge after Hurricane Florence on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Sept. 16, 2018. Marine Corps photo.

Before dawn Saturday, Marines used two hardback Humvees and two assault amphibian vehicles (AAVs) to rescue about 20 civilians trapped by rising flood waters outside the gate at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

The Marines brought the civilians to the nearby Pine Green Volunteer Fire...

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Sept. 17, 2018

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The USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker is sponsored by CNA. These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of Sept. 17, 2018, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the map reflects the location of the capital ship.

Total U.S. Navy Battle Force:285Ships Underway

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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...

Wasp ESG Completes Typhoon Assistance to Northern Marianas, Guam

Marines with Marine Air Control Group 18 and Navy Seabees with 30th Naval Construction Regiment clear debris from Typhoon Mangkhut on Tinian. Marine Corps photo.

The Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) has finished providing disaster relief to Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) following Typhoon Mangkhut.

Mangkhut passed through the region late Monday and early Tuesday, buffeting the islands of Rota, Saipan, Tinian and Guam with steady rain and sustained winds of...

Marines Prepared to Use F-35Bs in Middle East Combat If Needed; No Other Naval Aviation Nearby

F-35B Lightning II, attached to the “Avengers” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211, sit on the flight deck of Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) on Sept. 4, 2018, while transiting the Indian Ocean with San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23) during a regularly scheduled deployment of Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). The Essex ARG and 13th MEU is the first U.S. Navy/Marine Corps team to deploy to...

Camp Lejeune Marines May Shelter On Base During Hurricane Florence

The Marine Corps encouraged personnel living at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina to shelter in place ahead of the arrival of Category 4 Hurricane Florence, despite state officials asking residents along the coast to evacuate inland ahead of the storm.

Brig. Gen. Julian Alford, commanding general of Marine Corps Installations East-Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, said that even though state officials wanted coastal towns cleared out ahead of the storm – which is expected to bring massive amounts of...

Wasp ESG Assessing Damage to Guam, Northern Marianas from Typhoon Mangkhut

The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team rides on a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (Rein.) Marine Corps photo.

The Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) is assisting in the assessment of typhoon damage to Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

The islands of Rota, Saipan and Tinian, as well as nearby Guam, were in the path of Typhoon Mangkhut, which...

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