Columbia Star

1963        Celebrating 60 Years      2023

Columbia Marine tests ship







Seaman Doneisha Jefferson, from Columbia, S.C., (r) holds down a pipe as water is sent through to test the effectiveness of a soft patch applied during a damage control training exercise aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). Ashland, part of the Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG), with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, is operating in the Indo- Pacific region to enhance interoperability with partners, serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency, and advance the Up-Gunned ESG concept.

Seaman Doneisha Jefferson, from Columbia, S.C., (r) holds down a pipe as water is sent through to test the effectiveness of a soft patch applied during a damage control training exercise aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). Ashland, part of the Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG), with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, is operating in the Indo- Pacific region to enhance interoperability with partners, serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency, and advance the Up-Gunned ESG concept.

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