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Marines operate amphibious combat vehicles from USS Somerset in first-ever launch and recovery testing

The Marine Corps have launched and recovered Amphibious Combat Vehicles from an amphibious ship for the first time, while testing with BAE Systems’ and SAIC’s competing vehicles, reports Megan Eckstein in USNI News. The vehicles from both companies operated successfully for approximately six hours in sea states of about 1 or 1.5. The vehicles also […]

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USS Somerset shines on maiden deployment

Captain Darren Glaser, Commanding Officer, USS Somerset (LPD 25) wrote the article below in praise of his crew. 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 the ship and crew were more than […]

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USS Makin Island & USS Somerset sailors make last port call before returning home

The USS Somerset, the Navy ship named for the county in which Flight 93 crashed after being hijacked on September 11, 2001, made its last port call before returning home from deployment, reports Hoa Quach in the Times of San Diego. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, hosted USS Somerset, USS Makin Island, and USS Comstock. The ships have […]

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