Several of the United States Navy’s Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) have been operating throughout the Pacific in recent months, despite the class’s many previous mechanical and operational troubles. In particular, the USS Jackson, USS Tulsa, and USS Charleston—all Independence-class littoral combat ships—have been able to deploy much more rapidly than in the past. USNI News quoted a Navy Captain, who
OKINAWA, Japan – The heavy blades of helicopters thud overtop of the thick jungle canopy where hundreds of U.S. Marines silently maneuver through the stifling terrain to gain a positional advantage against a peer-level adversary. Meanwhile, a platoon of Marines executes an amphibious assault into another remote part of the jungle – swiftly navigating
U.S. Marines and Sailors with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit embraced their loved ones after returning to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and MCAS Yuma, Arizona, May 19-22, 2021, from a seven-month deployment embarked aboard the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group. During deployment, the 15th MEU and Makin