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Pentagon Extends USS Gerald R. Ford Deployment, Will Move U.S. Marines Closer to Israel


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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has moved to extend the deployment of the Gerald R. Ford Carrier Strike Group and will move Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary closer to the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, Pentagon spokesperson Sabrina Singh told reporters on Tuesday.

USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) and its escorts have been operating in the Eastern Mediterranean since last week following the Hamas attacks in southern Israel“, to send a message of deterrence,” she said.

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