MV-22 Ospreys Land on Bonhomme Richard
GULF OF THAILAND – For the first time while in a forward-deployed state, the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) conducted landing operations with the MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft.
Bonhomme Richard ARG Participates in Beach Assault Exercise
GULF OF THAILAND – The Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), comprised of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), USS Tortuga (LSD 46) and USS Germantown (LSD 42), participated in a simulated beach assault, part of the annual multi-national combined joint training exercise Cobra Gold.
A look inside: Ship life for Marines on the USS Germantown
USS GERMANTOWN, At Sea — Naval ships transport Marines from point ‘A’ to point ‘B’, and that’s about as much as many people know about Marines living on ship. But the grey skin on the outside of these ships obscures a dynamic environment within, as the Navy - Marine Corps team thrives between the bulkheads.
USS Germantown Builds Relationship with Thai School
LAEM CHABANG, Thailand - Sailors assigned to the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) participated in a community service (COMSERV) project at a local school Feb. 23 during a port visit to Laem Chabang.
USS Germantown Visits Thailand Following Cobra Gold
LAEM CHABANG, Thailand - The forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42), with embarked elements of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), arrived here for a port visit Feb. 21 after completing the multinational exercise Cobra Gold 2012.
Six-nation Training Prepares for Disaster Evacuation
RAYONG, Kingdom of Thailand - Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, alongside military services from five countries in the Asia-Pacific region, combined forces to execute a multi-national non-combatant evacuation operation exercise here, Feb. 12.
Exercise Cobra Gold 2012 Kicks Off
KORAT, Thailand – “Now the auspicious moment has arrived… I would like to declare the combined joint Exercise Cobra Gold 2012 open.” These words were spoken by Gen. Sakol Sajjanit, Deputy Chief of Royal Thai Defense Forces, who took part in the opening ceremony which officially began Exercise Cobra Gold 2012.
USS Germantown Begins Participation in Cobra Gold 2012
SATTAHIP, Thailand - USS Germantown (LSD 42) began its involvement in Exercise Cobra Gold 2012 (CG 12), the multinational military exercise co-sponsored by the U.S. and Thailand, Feb. 10 in the Gulf of the Kingdom of Thailand.
Chafee Tortuga Support 31st MEU at Cobra Gold
SATTAHIP, Thailand - The guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) and amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) are in Sattahip, Thailand, supporting the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit for Exercise Cobra Gold 2012 (CG12) Feb. 7-17.
USS Essex offloads 31st MEU
OKINAWA, Japan (Apr. 13, 2011) - The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) offloaded the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) April 12 at White Beach Naval Facility in Okinawa, Japan.
Essex Amphibious Ready Group Arrives in Thailand
PATTAYA, Thailand (Feb. 21, 2011) – Ships of the forward-deployed Essex Amphibious Ready Group and the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit arrived in Pattaya, Kingdom of Thailand, for a scheduled port visit Feb. 21 after completing the multinational exercise Cobra Gold 2011.
Essex ARG Completes Cobra Gold 2011
GULF OF THAILAND (Feb. 16, 2011) Sailors direct a Royal Thai Navy Bell 212 helicopter as it prepares to land aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2).
Essex ARG Begins Cobra Gold 2011
GULF OF THAILAND (Feb. 6, 2011) - The Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) began its part in the U.S-Thai sponsored joint, multinational exercise Cobra Gold 2011 (CG 11) Feb. 7 in the Gulf of Thailand.
USS Essex Completes Spring Patrol
SASEBO, Japan – The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) returned to its homeport of Sasebo, Japan March 29 after completing its annual spring patrol.