Rear Admiral Cindy Thebaud, USN, Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group TWO, and Captain Michael McMillan, USN, Commodore of the IWO JIMA Amphibious Ready Group, spoke at a meeting of the Navy League's Williamsburg-Yorktown Council. Admiral Thebaud addressed her responsibilities for mission readiness of all East Coast naval amphibious forces. Captain McMillan reviewed the recent deployment to the Middle East of the IWO JIMA Amphibious Ready Group, including USS IWO JIMA (LHD 7), USS NEW YORK (LPD 21), USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43), and the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24 MEU). Accompanying the presenters is Gerry Mauer, Council President.
The Navy League is committed to educating senior leadership in the Executive and Legislative Branches of the U.S. Government, as well as the American people and the media, about the critical importance of U.S. seapower - both naval and commercial - to protect our national interests throughout the world, and to ensure our nation's well-being. For further information, please visit the Navy League website at www.navyleague.org, our Council website at www.navyleague-williamsburgyorktown.org, or call Norbert Smith at 757 229-7377.
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