Kearsarge ARG underway, conducting pre-deployment exercise

NORFOLK, Va. – The units of Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) are underway, conducting a pre-deployment exercise, the Navy announced.

Units left their homeports for an ARG, Marine Expeditionary Unit exercise  August 21 Р22.

The Navy said the exercise “enhances joint integration, lethality and collective capabilities of the Navy-Marine Corps team through joint planning and execution of challenging and realistic training scenarios.”

The Kearsarge ARG is made up of Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 6, the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24), the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) and Marines from the 22nd MEU.

The group is preparing for an upcoming deployment, according to the Navy.