Posts tagged ‘Philippine Sea’

FRIDAY FOTO (August 12, 2022)


(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sergeant Danny Gonzalez) Please click on photo to see larger image.

Marines with Battalion Landing Team 2/5, of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, throw and receive lines from sailors assigned to the amphibious warship USS New Orleans in the Philippine Sea, August 1, 2022.

These Marines, from Fox Company of the 2nd Battalion of the 5th Marine Regiment were conducting welldeck operations training at night. The well deck is a hangar-like deck located at the waterline at the rear (stern) of some amphibious warfare ships. By taking on water the ship can lower its stern, flooding the well deck and allowing boats, amphibious vehicles and landing craft to dock within the ship

The 31st MEU is operating aboard ships of the USS Tripoli Amphibious Ready Group in the 7th Fleet area of operations — the Indo-Pacific region.

The USS New Orleans is an amphibious transport dock ship (LPD 18).  An Amphibious Ready Group consists of a Navy element and several other parts, like the 31st MEU,  to provide the Geographic Combatant Commanders with forward-deployed sea-based expeditionary forces that can work across a range of military operations.

August 12, 2022 at 7:11 pm Leave a comment

FRIDAY FOTO (March 19, 2021)

The Color of Water.

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sergeant Danny Gonzalez) CLICK on photo to enlarge.

U.S. Marines with 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), and Navy Sailors navigate a combat rubber raiding craft after launching from the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Ashlandduring an exercise in the Philippine Sea on February 24, 2021.

The 31st MEU is operating aboard the ships of Amphibious Squadron 11 in the 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with ally and partner militaries in the Indo-Pacific Region.

March 19, 2021 at 11:56 pm Leave a comment


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