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Marine Corps News

8/24/2021
Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 conducted a first-of-its-kind operation which saw F-35B aircraft launched from HMS Queen Elizabeth land on the amphibious assault ship USS America to load ordnance, refuel, and strike follow-on objectives on August 20th,2021. The operation highlighted the interoperability of the F-35B and the strategic importance of the joint integration between the United Kingdom Carrier Strike Group and the U.S. Navy Amphibious Ready Group / Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps Maj Brian Kimmins prepares to launch an F-35B from HMS Queen Elizabeth for a historic cross-deck operation with USS America in the Pacific Ocean on August 20, 2021. The operation highlighted the interoperability of the F-35B and the strategic importance of the joint integration between the United Kingdom Carrier Strike Group and the U.S. Navy Amphibious Ready Group / Marine Expeditionary Unit. This mission was the first time in modern history the United States has cross-decked aircraft for a mission utilizing a foreign aircraft carrier, demonstrating naval partnerships in action.
8/23/2021
Marines and Sailors of 2nd Marine Division aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) arrived in U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations off the coast of Haiti in support of Joint Task Force-Haiti, Aug. 21. Marines departed Aug. 18 to support U.S. Agency for International Development following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on Aug. 14... Marines assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, Bravo Company, disembark a landing craft, utility, in the well deck of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24), Aug. 18, 2021. Arlington is deployed to U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet to support humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts in Haiti following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake Aug. 14, 2021.
8/21/2021
Marines participating in Large Scale Exercise 2021 employed a pair of Naval Strike Missiles that traveled more than 100 nautical miles through simulated mountain ranges and shipping lanes before striking a naval target ship at sea. KEKAHA, Hawaii (Aug. 16, 2021) A Navy Marine Expeditionary Ship Interdiction System (NMESIS) launcher deploys into position onboard Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands.
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