A more ambitious decision would include the regular deployment of an Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), comprising a Navy element (think an amphibious assault ship, dock landing ship
, or amphibious transport dock) in addition to an MEU.
The America ARG, led by Commander, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 3, consists of the San Diego, the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), and the amphibious dock landing ship
USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52).
Amphibious dock landing ship
the USS Ashland, based in Japan, was nearby on a routine deployment and reached the damaged sailboat on Wednesday morning.
Fleet Forces Command (USFF) sent amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) and dock landing ship
USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) to support relief efforts by federal, state and local authorities.
On Friday, replenishment oiler ship USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE-9) and dock landing ship
USS Harpers Ferry (LSD-49) dropped anchor at the Alava pier here, according to the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA).
Also, Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Stephen Tremble from the amphibious dock landing ship
USS Tortuga (LSD 46) received Best in Show for Contemporary Hot Pastry category.
An amphibious ready group typically comprises an LHA or LHD-class amphibious assault ship, LSD-class dock landing ship
, LPD-dass amphibious transport dock, a Marine expeditionary unit and a variety of aircraft.
This year, three US warships - the guided missile destroyer USS John McCain, dock landing ship
USNS Ashland and salvage ship USNS Safeguard - will be participating in CARAT Philippines 2014.
The USS Tortuga, an amphibious dock landing ship
that had been docked at the U.
Navy said Friday it will start to deploy the Dock Landing Ship
Germantown at Sasebo base, Nagasaki Prefecture, replacing the Harpers Ferry.
Sailors stow a fuel hose after fueling an aircraft aboard the amphibious dock landing ship
USS Carter Hall (LSD-50).
Navy Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship
will be open for public tours, with a limited number of tours available.