Abu Dhabi, UAE Hosts USS Rushmore

The amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) arrived in Abu Dhabi for a scheduled port visit, Aug. 25.

The visit, Rushmore’s second to Abu Dhabi, will provide Sailors and Marines with the opportunity to go on tours through Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR), and the chance to experience the local culture and a different side of Abu Dhabi, compared to their previous visit in July.

During their recent 10-day port visit to Bahrain many Rushmore Sailors spent most of their time conducting in-port repairs and maintenance as part of the ship’s mid-deployment voyage repair period.

Rushmore is part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.

Image: US Navy

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