United States Navy Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) conducted a live fire training evolution in Philippine Sea on March 19.
As part of the live fire training, the US warship launched a rolling airframe missile. Firing of chaff was also held as part of the training.
USS Germantown is a part of America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team. US Navy amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA-6) is the lead ship of the said expeditionary strike group.
According US Navy America Expeditionary Strike Group is currently operating in the US 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serves as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.