indian ocean

Count: 15

Image

USS Makin Island ARG/15th MEU arrives off Somali Coast

11:55 AM12/22/2020
201218-M-UY835-1052 INDIAN OCEAN (Dec. 18, 2020) – U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning IIs with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164 (Reinforced), 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit prepare to land on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The F-35Bs provide close air support to Operation OCTAVE QUARTZ. The mission of OOQ is to reposition U.S. DOD forces in Somalia to other East Africa operating locations while maintaining pressure on violent extremists and supporting partner forces.
 Read more
Press Release

USS Makin Island ARG/15th MEU arrives off Somali coast

11:55 AM12/22/2020
The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit arrived off the coast of Somalia as part of the Joint Forces Maritime Component Command for Joint Task Force - Quartz, Dec. 21.
 Read more
Image

USS Makin Island ARG/15th MEU arrives off Somali Coast

1:21 PM12/22/2020
The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, consisting of USS Makin Island (LHD8), USS Somerset (LPD 25), USS San Diego (LPD 22), and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit; and USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) conduct maritime operations off the coast of Mogadishu, Somalia in support of Operation Octave Quartz (OOQ). The OOQ mission is to reposition U.S. Department of Defense personnel from Somalia to other locations in East Africa.
 Read more
Image

USS Makin Island ARG/15th MEU arrives off Somali Coast

1:26 PM12/22/2020
201219-N-LR905-1556 INDIAN OCEAN (Dec. 19, 2020) – A U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (Reinforced) 164, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, lands aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island, flagship of the Amphibious Ready Group, along with the 15th MEU conduct operations under Joint Task Force – Quartz in support of Operation Octave Quartz. The mission of OOQ is to reposition U.S. DOD forces in Somalia to other East Africa operating locations while maintaining pressure on violent extremists and supporting partner forces.
 Read more
Image

USS Makin Island ARG/15th MEU arrives off Somali Coast

1:45 PM12/22/2020
The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, consisting of USS Makin Island (LHD8), USS Somerset (LPD 25), USS San Diego (LPD 22), and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit; and USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) conduct maritime operations off the coast of Mogadishu, Somalia in support of Operation Octave Quartz (OOQ). The OOQ mission is to reposition U.S. Department of Defense personnel from Somalia to other locations in East Africa.
 Read more
Image

USS Makin Island ARG/15th MEU arrives off Somali Coast

1:54 PM12/22/2020
The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, consisting of USS Makin Island (LHD8), USS Somerset (LPD 25), USS San Diego (LPD 22), and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit; and USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) conduct maritime operations off the coast of Mogadishu, Somalia in support of Operation Octave Quartz (OOQ). The OOQ mission is to reposition U.S. Department of Defense personnel from Somalia to other locations in East Africa.
 Read more
Image

USS Makin Island ARG/15th MEU arrives off Somali Coast

1:59 PM12/22/2020
201218-M-UY835-1052 INDIAN OCEAN (Dec. 18, 2020) – U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning IIs with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit prepare to land on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island. The F-35Bs provide close air support to Operation OCTAVE QUARTZ. The mission of OOQ is to reposition U.S. DOD forces in Somalia to other East Africa operating locations while maintaining pressure on violent extremists and supporting partner forces.
 Read more
Image

AFRICOM leadership visits USS Makin Island

5:30 PM1/18/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, inspects an F-35B Lightning II, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island during a tour of the ship. The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit have operated off the coast of Somalia since Dec. 21 as part of the Joint Forces Maritime Component Command for Joint Task Force – Quartz.
 Read more
Image

AFRICOM leadership visits USS Makin Island

5:33 PM1/18/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, speaks to Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island during a tour of the ship. The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit have operated off the coast of Somalia since Dec. 21 as part of the Joint Forces Maritime Component Command for Joint Task Force – Quartz.
 Read more
Image

AFRICOM commander, senior enlisted leader conduct trip to East Africa

12:00 AM1/19/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, wrapped up a five-day visit to East Africa in mid-January 2021, which included stops in Djibouti, Somalia and Kenya as well as to the USS Makin Island, operating off the coast of Somalia. The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit have operated off the coast of Somalia since Dec. 21 as part of the Joint Forces Maritime Component Command for Joint Task Force – Quartz.
 Read more
Article

USS Hershel “Woody” Williams Arrives in Mozambique

12:00 AM10/15/2021
The visit will include engagement opportunities with Mozambican military and government leaders, including a ship tour and capabilities demonstrations. Additionally, the visit will include engagement opportunities for the crew to interact with the local community.
 Read more
Press Release

Warfighter Recovery Network conducts multi-day rescue at sea

12:21 PM11/16/2021
Members of the WRN received an urgent request for a mariner experiencing symptoms of a heart attack aboard the U.S. flagged cargo ship Liberty Grace located in the Indian Ocean, approximately 500 nautical miles east of Kenya.
 Read more
Image

Warfighter Recovery Network conducts multi-day rescue at sea

1:00 PM11/16/2021
U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen assigned to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Personnel Recovery Task Force treat U.K. Merchant Mariner Kevin Nixon on board a DHC-8 airplane during a complex two day medical evacuation from the Indian Ocean, Nov. 13-14. U.S. Africa Command's Warfighter Recovery Network enable the recovery and treatment of isolated and injured personnel across vast distances.
 Read more
Image

Warfighter Recovery Network conducts multi-day rescue at sea

3:44 PM11/16/2021
U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen assigned to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Personnel Recovery Task Force hoist U.K. Merchant Mariner Kevin Nixon on board a Super Puma helicopter during a complex, two-day medical evacuation from the Indian Ocean, Nov. 13-14.
 Read more
Image

Warfighter Recovery Network conducts multi-day rescue at sea

3:44 PM11/16/2021
A Super Puma helicopter assigned to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Personnel Recovery Task Force hovers near U.S. flagged cargo ship Liberty Grace during a complex, two-day medical evacuation from the Indian Ocean, Nov. 13-14.
 Read more