Category Archives: USS NEW YORK & Sister Ships

Marine jet catches fire aboard Norfolk-based USS Kearsarge during takeoff

A Marine AV-8B Harrier jet aboard the USS Kearsarge caught fire after experiencing catastrophic engine failure during takeoff in the Persian Gulf, according to the Navy, writes Brock Vergakis in the March 16, 2016 Virginian-Pilot. The incident occurred on March 8, 2016 without injuries, though $2 million worth of damage was done. Harrier jets aboard the Kearsarge began conducting […]

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USS Arlington kicks off March madness with basketball tournament

Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stevie Tate of the USS Arlington writes from the Arabian Gulf about the ship’s recent March Madness basketball tournament. After a two-day tournament, Supply Logistics (S-1) Division won the championship. Arlington is part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and is halfway through their current deployment. The ship honors the 184 people […]

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Arlington Sailors, Marines volunteer in Abu Dhabi

On Febrary 25, 2016, Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kaleb R. Staples, aboard USS Arlington, writes in America’s Navy of 41 sailors from the ship spending two days painting a local church center in Abu Dhabi Seaman Kiersten L. Hostetter siad of the work, “I’m here for the experience, and to get a better understanding of […]

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