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Rear Adm. Kitchener tours SERMC

By Scott Curtis | SERMC | Sept. 22, 2016

MAYPORT NAVAL STATION, Fla. — ESG 2 provides operational command of Expeditionary Strike Forces to deliver power projection ashore and rapidly respond to global crises in execution of our national maritime strategy. In addition to other duties, ESG 2 manages the readiness of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Readiness Group (IWO ARG) , consisting of USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), USS New York (LST 21) and USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43).  ESG 2 is a joint, rapid and robust deployable staff involved in theater security cooperation events, major combat operations, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, ranging from the East Coast of the United States to the Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf.