Essex ARG Operates in South China Sea Ahead of Exercises
Sailors and Marines launch amphibious assault vehicles (AAV) from the well deck of the dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) Nov. 10 off the coast of Malaysia in preparation for amphibious training with the Malaysian Armed Forces.
Essex ARG, 15th MEU Arrive in 7th Fleet Area of Operations
INDIAN OCEAN (NNS) -- More than 4,500 Sailors and Marines with the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR), after departing the 5th Fleet AOR.
The Battle “E” is awarded annually to ships and crews that present the maximum condition of readiness in their group, and their capability to perform assigned wartime tasks.