NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - Sailors and Marines on the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit deployed Monday.
According to a news release from the Navy, the KSGARG's deployment is part of a regular rotation in the Navy's 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation. The group was scheduled to deploy last week, but winds caused a delay.
Capt. John B. Skillman commands the KSGARG, which is comprised of USS Kearsage, USS San Antonio and USS Carter Hall.
Monday's deployment was the San Antonio's second combat deployment.
"San Antonio is in the best shape of her life right now," commanding officer Capt. Neil Koprowski said. "None of our funding was ever affected by the sequestration. This was our scheduled time to deploy."
A routine traffic stop in Chesapeake resulted in a three-city pursuit Friday morning.
Wet weather is expected to move into the area over the weekend, forcing some areas to cancel or change their holiday events.
Four vehicles were involved in a crash on Route 17 in Gloucester Friday morning.