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Peleliu ARG and 15th Meu Depart For WESTPAC Deployment By U.S. THIRD Fleet Public Affairs To cover the departure of the Peleliu ARG or for more information please contact LT Greg Flores Expeditionary Strike Group Three (619)556-5478; or Cell: 619-572-9456 no later than 4 pm Friday, Sept. 14. SAN DIEGO – Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group (PELARG) and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are scheduled to depart Naval Base San Diego on Sept. 17 for a regularly scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific and Middle East. Nearly 4,000 Sailors and Marines will deploy with the ARG/MEU aboard USS Peleliu (LHA 5), USS Green Bay (LPD 20), and USS Rushmore ('___' 47). The ships have been trained and prepared to conduct a wide range of military and expeditionary operations globally. source: www.peleliu.navy.mil...
Originally posted by schuyler
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by schuyler
I don't think we have Embassies and Compounds being over run and the threat of more being over-run to the quick accompaniment of the State Department saying the Marines are on the way in-force, every 6 months.
The POINT is that the two are not related. People who think so are jumping to the conclusion that BECAUSE of the embassy situation, THEREFORE 4,000 Marines are on their way. That's not true at all, even a little bit. And if you care to go back and look at the many threads on Navy deployments in the past you will find that every six months, whenever a Strike Group or ARG deploys, the same thing happens. People rush to judgment and proclaim there is an "escalation" in effect.
This is like clockwork going back about three years ago when an erstwhile new ATS member proclaimed that the USS Stennis was going to go to attack Korea and start WW III. Didn't happen. I told him so. My reward? Calling me a bunch of names. The plain fact is I've been correct every single time.
You know the reasons the Peleliu is being deployed? Because the Iwo Jima is running out of Diet Coke and the Marines want to get home and get laid. That's why. They are trading one group of 4,000 Marines for another group of 4,000 Marines. That's all.
ATS's response? Chicken Little. OMG! WW III! False Flag! Escalation! People here seem incapable of absorbing and learning normal Naval rotation schedule.
Like I said. Chill. Really.
Its not 4000 Marines and Its a normal deployment.
Nearly 4,000 Sailors and Marines will deploy with the ARG/MEU aboard USS Peleliu (LHA 5), USS Green Bay (LPD 20), and USS Rushmore ('___' 47). The ships have been trained and prepared to conduct a wide range of military and expeditionary operations globally.