The U.S. Marines and U.S. Navy Sailors of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) departed Port Everglades, Florida, May 10 aboard the USS Wasp (LHD 1) concluding Fleet Week 2015.
Throughout the past month, the MEU has traveled from Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, to New Orleans for Navy Week 2015 and then to Florida for Fleet Week 2015.
Throughout the month, the Marines and Sailors participated in numerous community outreach events and several community enrichment projects.
Additionally, the Wasp was open to the public for free tours, which included displays for various weapons systems, tactical vehicles and aircraft.
To wrap up the monthlong experience, the MEU and Wasp hosted an award ceremony for several World War II veterans. Members of the French government presented the veterans with the Legion of Honor Medal, France’s highest military distinction.
The MEU participated in Navy Week New Orleans from April 23-29 and in Fleet Week Port Everglades from May 4-10.
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