Neller: New Expeditionary Mobile Base should go to the Mediterranean

By Justin Doubleday / February 26, 2016 at 2:17 PM
The commandant of the Marine Corps wants the newest expeditionary mobile base to be deployed to the Mediterranean Sea to help support operations in West Africa and the European theater. The Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB-3), currently undergoing sea trials off the coast of Virginia, is planned to replace the Afloat Forward Staging Base Ponce (AFSB(I)-15)in the Persian Gulf sometime in fiscal year 2017, according to the Navy. But during a Feb. 26 appearance at an event in Washington, Marine Corps...

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