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WASHINGTON, -- Amphibious forces from the U.S. Navy and Turkey began participating in Egemen 2015, a naval training exercise, on Saturday. The exercises will be planned by a combined Turkish-U.S. staff, and will include tactical level training ashore in addition to amphibious landing, and other elements of amphibious warfare. The U.S. will commit the USS Kearsarge and part of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit to the exercise.
USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) - The Arabian Gulf, 30 March 2003) — The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) conducting combat missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The deck is loaded with CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters assigned to the “Condors” of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH 464).
MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Oct. 14, 2013) The amphibious assualt ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195). Kearsarge is deployed as part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sabrina Fine/Released)
The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) transits the Gulf of Oman. Kearsarge is the flagship for the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and, with the embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations
Aviation Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class John Dominguez signals to the pilot of an AV-8B Harrier during takeoff from the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Kearsarge is the flagship for the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region. U.S. Navy 📸: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryre Arciaga