The Return of a Sleeping Giant

Buckle up because the US Army just made a move that’s about as subtle as a sledgehammer to the face, and it’s all going down at North Dock, Yokohama, Japan.

We’re talking about the revival of the 5th Composite Watercraft Company, a unit that’s been snoozing since ’97, now waking up in a world that’s a whole lot more complicated than when it last saw action.

This isn’t just a stroll down memory lane; it’s a full-throttle charge into the strategic scrum of the Indo-Pacific, a place where the game of military chess isn’t just about boots on the ground but also about making waves—literally.

A Storied Past with a New Mission

The 5th isn’t some newbie on the block; it’s got roots that dig deep back to 1917, a testament to a storied past that’s seen the grit and grind of World War II and Vietnam.