Stars and Stripes stripes.com 22 Dec, 2020 14:30 am

US naval armada sent to Somalia to relocate 700 troops and gear

US naval armada sent to Somalia to relocate 700 troops and gear
The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, which includes an array of support ships, joins the Navy’s USS Hershel “Woody” Williams off the coast of Somalia.

Marine Corps F-35B Lightning IIs with the15th Marine Expeditionary Unit prepare to land on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island in the Indian Ocean, Dec.The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and thousands of embarked Marines and sailors from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Group add “significant combat capability” to help protect U.” The Makin Island, which includes an array of support ships, joins the Navy’s USS Hershel “Woody” Williams off the coast of Somalia.The Makin Island and 15th MEU bring nearly 5,000 Marines and sailors, including aviation and ground combat elements.

com Twitter: @john_vandiver The USS Makin Island conducts operations in support of Operation Octave Quartz in the Indian Ocean, Dec.MARINE CORPS The USS Makin Island conducts operations in support of Operation Octave Quartz in the Indian Ocean, Dec.

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