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26th MEU Embarks USS Carter Hall for Deployment

Navy News Service

Story Number: NNS130312-18
3/12/2013

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chelsea Mandello, Navy Public Affairs Support Element East

MOREHEAD CITY, NC (NNS) -- Approximately 300 Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU) embarked aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) for a scheduled deployment Mar. 12.

Carter Hall is deploying with the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (KSG ARG) which is comprised of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), the transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17) and Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 4.

"We are trained and ready for this deployment," said Cmdr. Neil Brinn, executive officer of Carter Hall. "The crew seems to be excited and prepared for this underway and I am confident in our abilities to perform the mission."

KSG ARG is deploying to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.



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