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Skipper of the amphibious warship Somerset relieved of duties

Captain William Sherrod has been relieved of duty as commander of the amphibious assault ship USS Somerset because of loss of confidence in his abilities to lead and perform the duties he was assigned. Captain Sherrod took command of Somerset on November 2, 2017 and was relieved of command on April 12, 2018. Before serving […]

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Captain Thomas Dearborn, who commanded USS Somerset, reflects on his military career

U.S. Naval Captain Thomas Dearborn retired on October 1, 2017 after serving nearly 30 years and captaining three ships, including the September 11th ship the USS Somerset, writes Jordan Houdeshell in Mainecampus.com. An immigrant from Korea, who came to the United States as a child, Captain Dearborn said, “Not many folks have the opportunity to command one […]

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U.S. Marines participate in Combined Composite Unit Training Exercise aboard USS New York

The Defense Video Industry Distribution System printed a photo by Cpl. Jered Stone of U.S. Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 162 (REIN), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), performing pre-flight inspections on an RQ-21 Blackjack unmanned aircraft system during Combined Composite Unit Training Exercise (COMPTUEX) aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York […]

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