The U.S. Navy stated that the amphibious transport dock ship USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26), returned to San Diego.
The Sailors and Marines of the John P. Murtha, a part of the Boxer Amphibious Prepared Group (ARG), returned to their homeport of San Diego, Nov. 27, following a profitable seven-month deployment to the seventh and fifth Fleet working areas.
All through deployment, the models of Boxer ARG participated in workouts with multinational companions and allies all through the Indo-Pacific and Center East areas, which strengthened partnerships, elevated fight readiness and disaster response capabilities, and communication between U.S. and companion nation forces. Within the Western Pacific, Sailors and Marines participated in multilateral workouts, together with Tiger Strike with Malaysia; Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Coaching with Brunei; and KAMANDAG three with the Philippines. Every train offered a possibility for the amphibious job drive to conduct coaching with every nation’s armed forces and deal with completely different challenges collectively.
USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) represented the ARG once they pulled into Visakhapatnam, India, and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to advertise regional safety cooperation, strengthen maritime partnerships and improve interoperability amongst taking part forces. The Sailors and Marines of John P. Murtha and the 11th MEU constructed people-to-people relationships by way of skilled exchanges, symposia, sporting occasions and neighborhood service initiatives.
“The Sailors of John P. Murtha and Marines of the 11th MEU demonstrated teamwork, satisfaction, and professionalism through the ship’s first deployment,” stated Capt. Kevin Lane, commanding officer of John P. Murtha. “Each job we have been handed, from multi-national workouts to port visits, the blue/inexperienced group displayed the very best of themselves and the very best of the USA. It’s been an honor to steer and serve with these women and men and to be part of the John P. Murtha household.”
Boxer ARG is comprised of amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), amphibious transport dock USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26), and amphibious dock touchdown ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49). Embarked instructions embrace “Blackjacks” of Helicopter Sea Fight Squadron (HSC) 21, Assault Craft Unit 5, Beachmaster Unit 1, Fleet Surgical Workforce 5, and Tactical Air Management Squadron 11.
U.S. third Fleet leads naval forces within the Pacific and gives the reasonable, related coaching crucial for an efficient world Navy. Third Fleet consistently coordinates with U.S. seventh Fleet to plan and execute missions that promote ongoing peace, safety, and stability all through the Pacific.