A U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier II with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning (OOL), Oct. 14, 2016. OOL is an ongoing operation at the request of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), the United States military conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya, to support GNA-affiliated forces seeking to defeat Daesh in its primary stronghold in Libya.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John A. Hamilton Jr.)
Taken: 10.14.2016 | Photo by Cpl. John Hamilton
MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Sept. 9,2016) Marines and Sailors from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), conduct a replenishment-at-sea with the USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) Sept. 9,2016. The 22nd MEU, deployed with the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. John A. Hamilton Jr.)
Taken: 09.09.2016 | Video by Cpl. John Hamilton
MUSCAT, Oman (Sept. 21, 2016) U.S. Marines from 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conducted a non-combatant evacuation operation (NEO) exercise Sept. 21 with U.S. Embassy-Muscat and Royal Omani Police. The Marines processed more than 150 evacuee role-players in order to practice the MEU’s NEO capabilities, said 1st Lt. Michael O’Brien, the officer in charge of the exercise. The NEO exercise was an opportunity to practice a critical mission set of quickly providing security and safety to U.S. citizens abroad during a natural disaster or contingency. “It’s important to demonstrate this training so embassies and U.S. citizens around the world know that U.S. Marines are out there prepared to serve in any capacity,” said...
09.21.2016 | MUSCAT, OM | Story by Sgt. Ryan Young