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USS Somerset Shines on Maiden Deployment

San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Somerset (LPD 25) transits the Pacific Ocean during Composite Training Unit Exercise, Aug. 23, 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Larry S. Carlson)

By Capt. Darren Glaser Commanding Officer, USS Somerset (LPD 25) As we departed Naval Base San Diego Oct. 14, 2016, for USS Somerset’s (LPD 25) maiden deployment, along with USS Makin Island (LHD 8) and USS Comstock (LSD 45) for operations in the U.S. 3rd, 5th and 7th fleets, I knew …

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Executing the Maritime Strategy

“These are extraordinary times to be serving forward in 7th Fleet. It would have been difficult to imagine, even two years ago, that our historically strong and vibrant relationships with Allies, Partners and Friends across the AOR could further advance to where they are today. As the reliable, relevant and …

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Navy Amphibious Ready Groups Capable, Necessary

This blog post was written by Navy Capt. Humberto L. Quintanilla II, Commander, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) Five, embarked aboard the Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship, USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group departed Nov. 14 for a seven-month deployment.  Ahoy to all! As commodore for PHIBRON …

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