[email protected] Amphibious Ready Group and @11thMEU return from deployment
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Sailors and Marines of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) returned to their homeport at Naval Station San Diego, May 15, after a successful seven-month deployment to the U.S. 3rd, 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation. During the deployment, more than 4,500 Sailors and Marines of the Makin Island ARG and embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conducted maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in support of regional security, stability, and the free flow of maritime commerce in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions. Makin Island ARG is comprised of amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25) and amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45). During deployment, the three ships reported to Commander, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 5, embarked aboa...