Warships, the giant steel superstructures piercing through the waves are constructed in such a way that they give out a threatening first impression to potential enemies. Nevertheless, for those onboard on long deployments, they make a second home-a home at sea.
Life onboard reveals that the cold steel on the outside does not necessarily mean that the same applies on the inside, on the contrary. This is confirmed in a first person point-of-view walk through of the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) bringing a taste of 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Marines and sailors’ every-day activities while on ship, July 13, 2013.
The 26th MEU is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force forward-deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility aboard the Kearsage Amphibious Ready Group serving as a sea-based, expeditionary crisis response force capable of conducting amphibious operations across the full range of military operations.
USS Kearsarge is the flagship for the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group, and with the embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility.
Press Release, August 12, 2013