The Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (KSGARG) entered the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO) Oct. 31, after completing theater security operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet.
The KSGARG is comprised of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), the amphibious transport dock USS Arlington (LPD 24), amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) and the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU).
While in the 6th Fleet, Kearsarge completed exercise Egemen 2015, a four-day Turkish-led exercise that allowed the U.S. and Turkey to build joint expeditionary capabilities, in order to increase interoperability and enhance security throughout the region.
The KSGARG and the 26th MEU are deployed to the 5th Fleet area of operation as part of a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations.
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