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    USS Kearsarge (LHD 3)      

    Norfolk, VA, US  

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    USS Fort McHenry Returns to Mayport

    07.18.2019 | Story by Chief Petty Officer Peter Lawlor
    MAYPORT, Florida – More than 300 Sailors assigned to the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) embraced their friends and families upon returning to Naval Station Mayport after completing a seven-month deployment as part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group, July 18.

    Osprey Aviation Tilts from Green to Blue

    05.21.2019 | Story by Seaman Nicholas Boris
    Since 1990, the Navy has used the C-2A Greyhound, known as the carrier onboard delivery (COD), for transportation of personnel and cargo from shore to at-sea aircraft carriers. But the aircraft’s inactive production line and other limitations had the Navy looking for a more versatile option.

    Surgeon Sharpens Skills with SCALPEL

    05.15.2019 | Courtesy Story
    The secondary mission of U.S. Navy amphibious assault ships is casualty receiving. Usually a fleet surgical team (FST) embarks these ships for deployments to augment the capabilities of the indigenous medical department, bringing skills such as trauma surgery and mental health services. But with a lack of major cases, these specialists often find themselves with more downtime than usual and a challenge to maintain their proficiency.

    Kearsarge’s New Show Focuses on Crew, Ship’s History

    Long stretches at sea make one appreciate things so easily taken for granted at home. Digital entertainment becomes an especially valued commodity. The shipboard information, training and entertainment television (SITE TV) system is a resource used to convey information to the crew. Often, very dry, SITE TV programming features training in the form of videos, command messages, and PowerPoints. The media team aboard the Wasp-class amphibious...

    The Lasting Legacy of the Subic Bay Sailors

    Filipinos have served in the U.S. Armed Forces since 1901, when President William McKinley authorized up to 500 Filipinos to join the U.S. Insular Force, for the purpose of operating in their local areas as guides to assist gunboat commanders through hazardous waters, as well as serve as mess attendants, musicians and engineers. Their recruitment into the Navy began under the U.S.-Philippine Military Bases Agreement of 1947. Filipinos were...