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  • Sailors and Marines fold the national ensign after displaying it on the flight deck in honor of Independence Day aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Kearsarge is the flagship for the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Travis DiPerna (Released)  130704-N-XJ788-468
  • Amphibious assault vehicles depart the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50). Carter Hall is a part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sabrina Fine (Released)  130801-N-NB538-010
  • The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), center, leads the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50), left, and the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17). The ships are part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready group, deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Corbin J. Shea (Released)  130616-N-SB587-557
  • Rear Adm. Bill Lescher, commander of  Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 5, speaks with Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Kearsarge is the flagship for the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Abraham Essenmacher (Released)  130423-N-AD372-023
  • Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert announces the deployment of a solid-state laser aboard the Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) in 2014 during the sea services luncheon at the Navy League's Sea-Air-Space Exposition.  U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams (Released)  130408-N-PO203-217
  • The Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I)15), bottom, transits the Arabian Gulf with the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17). San Antonio is deployed as part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Terah L. Mollise (Released)  130426-N-GZ984-198
  • The Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I)15) leads a formation of ships participating in International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) 2013. IMCMEX includes navies from more than 40 countries whose focus is to promote regional security through mine countermeasure operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Sandberg (Released)  130521-N-OA702-072
  • Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU) assemble for a brief on the forecastle aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17). San Antonio is deployed as part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 26th MEU, is deployed supporting maritime security operations and theatre security efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Abraham Essenmacher (Released)  130606-N-AD372-341

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