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July 27, 2007
NAVAL STATION NORFOLK
More than 6,000 sailors and Marines with the Kearsarge Expeditionary Strike Group will leave Naval Station Norfolk and Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek next week, bound for the Middle East.
The USS Kearsarge, an amphibious assault ship; the Ponce, an amphibious transport ship; and the Gunston Hall, a dock landing ship, will deploy Monday.
The Porter, a guided-missile destroyer, and the Carr, a guided-missile frigate, will leave Wednesday.
An attack submarine from Connecticut and a guided-missile cruiser from Florida are also part of the strike group.
On the ships are the North Carolina-based 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, which includes the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines, a helicopter squadron and combat logistics battalion. The ships will conduct maritime security operations.
According to a Navy press release, "these operations deny international terrorists use of the maritime environment as a venue for attack or to transport personnel, weapons or other material."
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From the US Navy website date July 30.
The 'decommisioned' aircarft carrier USS John F. Kennedy is listed as being at sea.
Originally posted by princeofpeace
This false flag stuff is BS. We dont need to sink one of our own carriers to strike Iran. If anyone has learned anything about how we act is that if we feel like striking them then we will do so period. No need to sink one of own to do it. We really dont need to use that as an excuse.