The Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (KSGARG) flagship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) pulled into Rota, Spain, for fuel and other supplies Oct. 18, 2015.
The Kearsarge ARG/MEU team, comprised of the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), the amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51), the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24), and embarked Marines from the 26th MEU, deployed from Norfolk, Va. Oct. 6, 2015.
Lt. Johnny Stevenson, Main Propulsion Assistant, USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), said:
Our main purpose in Rota is for Kearsarge to conduct a “Brief Stop for Fuel”, but we’ll also pick up some parts and mail while in Rota and transfer some personnel to and from the ship. Sailors and Marines onboard will get a little off-duty time to explore Naval Base Rota and gather some personal items, as well.
Kearsarge will take on 500,000 gallons of fuel, food, general stores, and requisitions.
While in U.S. 6th Fleet, the Kearsarge ARG and Marines of the 26th MEU will participate in theater security cooperation events and exercises before continuing to 5th Fleet.
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