11th MEU, Essex ARG Formation Steaming

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2021) U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Felix Santiago, a motor transportation wrecker operator with Bravo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 1/1, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, provides security with an M240B machine gun during formation steaming aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27), April 20. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th MEU are conducting routine training as part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). Together, the 11th MEU, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1, and ships are designated as an ARG. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alexis Flores)
PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2021) U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Felix Santiago, a motor transportation wrecker operator with Bravo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 1/1, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, provides security with an M240B machine gun during formation steaming aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27), April 20. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th MEU are conducting routine training as part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). Together, the 11th MEU, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1, and ships are designated as an ARG. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alexis Flores)

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2021) U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Felix Santiago, a motor transportation wrecker operator with Bravo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 1/1, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, provides security with an M240B machine gun during formation steaming aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27), April 20. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th MEU are conducting routine training as part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). Together, the 11th MEU, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1, and ships are designated as an ARG. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alexis Flores)

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2021) U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Eli Jimenez, an assistant operations chief with Bravo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 1/1, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, posts security with an M240B machine gun aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) during formation steaming with amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), April 20. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th MEU are conducting routine training as part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). Together, the 11th MEU, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1, and ships are designated as an ARG. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Donald Holbert)
PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2021) U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Eli Jimenez, an assistant operations chief with Bravo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 1/1, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, posts security with an M240B machine gun aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) during formation steaming with amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), April 20. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th MEU are conducting routine training as part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). Together, the 11th MEU, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1, and ships are designated as an ARG. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Donald Holbert)

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2021) Amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), left, and guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) sail in formation behind amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27), April 20. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting routine training as part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). Together, the 11th MEU, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1, and ships are designated as an ARG. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Donald Holbert)

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2021) U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Eli Jimenez, an assistant operations chief with Bravo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 1/1, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, posts security with an M240B machine gun aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) during formation steaming, April 20. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th MEU are conducting routine training as part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). Together, the 11th MEU, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1, and ships are designated as an ARG. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Donald Holbert)
PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2021) U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Eli Jimenez, an assistant operations chief with Bravo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 1/1, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, posts security with an M240B machine gun aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) during formation steaming, April 20. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th MEU are conducting routine training as part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). Together, the 11th MEU, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1, and ships are designated as an ARG. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Donald Holbert)

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2021) U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Eli Jimenez, an assistant operations chief with Bravo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 1/1, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, posts security with an M240B machine gun aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) during formation steaming, April 20. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th MEU are conducting routine training as part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). Together, the 11th MEU, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1, and ships are designated as an ARG. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Donald Holbert)
PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2021) U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Eli Jimenez, an assistant operations chief with Bravo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 1/1, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, posts security with an M240B machine gun aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) during formation steaming, April 20. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th MEU are conducting routine training as part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). Together, the 11th MEU, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1, and ships are designated as an ARG. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Donald Holbert)

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2021) Amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) transits in formation behind amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27), April 20. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting routine training as part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). Together, the 11th MEU, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1, and ships are designated as an ARG. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Donald Holbert)
PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2021) Amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) transits in formation behind amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27), April 20. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting routine training as part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). Together, the 11th MEU, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1, and ships are designated as an ARG. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Donald Holbert)

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2021) Amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) transits behind amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) during formation steaming, April 20. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting routine training as part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). Together, the 11th MEU, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1, and ships are designated as an ARG. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Donald Holbert)
PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2021) Amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) transits behind amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) during formation steaming, April 20. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting routine training as part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). Together, the 11th MEU, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1, and ships are designated as an ARG. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Donald Holbert)

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2021) From left to right, amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), and guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) transit in formation, April 20. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting routine training as part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). Together, the 11th MEU, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1, and ships are designated as an ARG. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Donald Holbert)
PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2021) From left to right, amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), and guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) transit in formation, April 20. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting routine training as part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). Together, the 11th MEU, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1, and ships are designated as an ARG. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Donald Holbert)

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2021) Amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) and amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) sail in formation, April 20. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting routine training as part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). Together, the 11th MEU, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1, and ships are designated as an ARG. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Donald Holbert)
PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2021) Amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) and amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) sail in formation, April 20. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting routine training as part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). Together, the 11th MEU, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1, and ships are designated as an ARG. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Donald Holbert)

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2021) From right to left, amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), and guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) sail in formation behind amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27), April 20. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting routine training as part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). Together, the 11th MEU, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1, and ships are designated as an ARG. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Donald Holbert)
PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2021) From right to left, amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), and guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) sail in formation behind amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27), April 20. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting routine training as part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). Together, the 11th MEU, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1, and ships are designated as an ARG. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Donald Holbert)

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2021) U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Charles Escobar, an artillery fire controller with Bravo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 1/1, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, posts security with an M16A4 rifle aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) during formation steaming, April 20. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th MEU are conducting routine training as part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). Together, the 11th MEU, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1, and ships are designated as an ARG. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Donald Holbert)
PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2021) U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Charles Escobar, an artillery fire controller with Bravo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 1/1, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, posts security with an M16A4 rifle aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) during formation steaming, April 20. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th MEU are conducting routine training as part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). Together, the 11th MEU, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1, and ships are designated as an ARG. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Donald Holbert)

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2021) From right to left, amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), and guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) sail in formation behind amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27), April 20. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting routine training as part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). Together, the 11th MEU, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1, and ships are designated as an ARG. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Donald Holbert)
PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2021) From right to left, amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), and guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) sail in formation behind amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27), April 20. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting routine training as part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). Together, the 11th MEU, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1, and ships are designated as an ARG. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Donald Holbert)

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2021) U.S. Marines with Charlie Company, Battalion Landing Team 1/1, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and Sailors assigned to amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) set security during formation steaming aboard Portland, April 20. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th MEU are conducting routine training as part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). Together, the 11th MEU, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1, and ships are designated as an ARG. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alexis Flores)
PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2021) U.S. Marines with Charlie Company, Battalion Landing Team 1/1, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and Sailors assigned to amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) set security during formation steaming aboard Portland, April 20. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th MEU are conducting routine training as part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). Together, the 11th MEU, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1, and ships are designated as an ARG. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alexis Flores)

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2021) A U.S. Sailor assigned to amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) uses binoculars to look for surface contacts during formation steaming aboard Portland, April 20. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting routine training as part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). Together, the 11th MEU, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1, and ships are designated as an ARG. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alexis Flores)
PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2021) A U.S. Sailor assigned to amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) uses binoculars to look for surface contacts during formation steaming aboard Portland, April 20. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting routine training as part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). Together, the 11th MEU, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1, and ships are designated as an ARG. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alexis Flores)

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2021) A U.S. Marine with Battalion Landing Team 1/1, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and Sailors assigned to amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) scan for surface contacts during formation steaming aboard Portland, April 20. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th MEU are conducting routine training as part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). Together, the 11th MEU, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1, and ships are designated as an ARG. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alexis Flores)
PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2021) A U.S. Marine with Battalion Landing Team 1/1, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and Sailors assigned to amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) scan for surface contacts during formation steaming aboard Portland, April 20. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th MEU are conducting routine training as part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). Together, the 11th MEU, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1, and ships are designated as an ARG. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alexis Flores)

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2021) U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Felix Santiago, a motor transportation wrecker operator with Bravo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 1/1, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, provides security with an M240B machine gun during formation steaming aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27), April 20. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th MEU are conducting routine training as part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). Together, the 11th MEU, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1, and ships are designated as an ARG. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alexis Flores)
PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2021) U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Felix Santiago, a motor transportation wrecker operator with Bravo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 1/1, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, provides security with an M240B machine gun during formation steaming aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27), April 20. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th MEU are conducting routine training as part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). Together, the 11th MEU, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1, and ships are designated as an ARG. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alexis Flores)

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2021) U.S. Sailors assigned to amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) post security behind a .50-caliber machine gun during formation steaming with amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), April 20. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting routine training as part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). Together, the 11th MEU, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1, and ships are designated as an ARG. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alexis Flores)
PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2021) U.S. Sailors assigned to amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) post security behind a .50-caliber machine gun during formation steaming with amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), April 20. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting routine training as part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). Together, the 11th MEU, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1, and ships are designated as an ARG. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alexis Flores)

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2021) U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Andrew Goldthorpe, a squad leader with Light Armored Reconnaissance Company, Battalion Landing Team 1/1, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, peers through CLRF-IC thermal range finder binoculars during formation steaming aboard amphibious transport dock USS Portland (LPD 27), April 20. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th MEU are conducting routine training as part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). Together, the 11th MEU, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1, and ships are designated as an ARG. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alexis Flores)
PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2021) U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Andrew Goldthorpe, a squad leader with Light Armored Reconnaissance Company, Battalion Landing Team 1/1, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, peers through CLRF-IC thermal range finder binoculars during formation steaming aboard amphibious transport dock USS Portland (LPD 27), April 20. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th MEU are conducting routine training as part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). Together, the 11th MEU, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1, and ships are designated as an ARG. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alexis Flores)

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2021) U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Sheldon Kim, a section leader with Light Armored Reconnaissance Company, Battalion Landing Team 1/1, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, uses binoculars to look for surface contacts during formation steaming aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27), April 20. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th MEU are conducting routine training as part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). Together, the 11th MEU, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1, and ships are designated as an ARG. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alexis Flores)
PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2021) U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Sheldon Kim, a section leader with Light Armored Reconnaissance Company, Battalion Landing Team 1/1, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, uses binoculars to look for surface contacts during formation steaming aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27), April 20. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th MEU are conducting routine training as part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). Together, the 11th MEU, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1, and ships are designated as an ARG. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alexis Flores)

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