USS Peleliu (LHA 5) Story Archive

Peleliu Promotes Motorcycle Safety   (22 May 2014)
With the month of May designated as Motorcycle Safety Month, the crew of the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) held a command-sponsored group ride to help remind Sailors to obtain the proper motorcycle training and to navigate their motorcycles safely.
USS Peleliu Holds Burial at Sea  (23 June 2014)
The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) conducted a burial at sea for 22 deceased veterans and family members, June 22.
Peleliu's Chaplain Boards "Holy Helo" To Rushmore   (24 June 2014)
Roman Catholic Sailors and Marines aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) had the opportunity to participate in Mass and confession at sea June 21.
The Marine Corps Warfighting Lab Showcases the UHAC During RIMPAC 2014  (14 July 2014)
The Marine Corps Warfighting Lab sponsored an Advanced Warfighting Experiment, featuring a half-scale Ultra Heavy-lift Amphibious Connector (UHAC) prototype at the Marine Corps Training Area Bellows, July 11.
Got underway blues? Who are you going to talk to?   (15 July 2014)
~ "What do you mean, we don't have enough money? We have to move out?" ~ "Look, I'm sorry. I don't want to fight and I know it must be hard for you. Let me try to figure it out."
USS Peleliu Arrives in 7th Fleet Area of Operations  (10 August 2014)
The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) arrived in the 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR) after participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise, Aug. 9.
USS Peleliu Visits Guam  (14 August 2014)
Amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu "Iron Nickel" (LHA 5), the U.S. Navy's only remaining LHA class ship, pulled into Guam for a four-day port visit, Aug. 15.
Peleliu Holds Flight Deck 5K  (14 August 2014)
The Second Class Petty Officer Association (SCPOA) and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR), held a, "Summertime Sadness" 5K run on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) Aug. 10.
FAO, Government Experts Embark Aboard USS Peleliu  (14 August 2014)
As the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) deploys to the 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR), the ship gained a few ship riders to better educate the crew about this culturally diverse region.
"Iron Nickel" Steams Into Sasebo  (21 August 2014)
The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) pulled into Sasebo Naval Base, Japan, Aug. 22, for a scheduled port visit.
Peleliu to Embark 31st MEU in Okinawa  (2 September 2014)
The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5), arrived in Okinawa, Japan, to embark the Okinawa-based 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) after embarking Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 11 while in Sasebo, Japan Aug. 31.
"Iron Nickel" Full-Up, Round Ready  (2 September 2014)
The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5), in coordination with Naval Munitions Command Detachment Sasebo, conducted a three-day ammunition onload while anchored near Command Fleet Activities Sasebo, Aug. 27-29.
USS Peleliu Embarks ESG 7, Sets Sail for CERTEX  (23 September 2014)
Amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5), lead ship of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group (PEL ARG), embarked the Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7 for patrol in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility.
USS Peleliu, Fit to Fight  (26 September 2014)
The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5), in combination with the embarked Fleet Surgical Team (FST) 7, provided a health and wellness initiative for Sailors to learn ways to optimize their personal health, fitness and nutrition goals, Sept. 25.
Peleliu Visits Subic Bay, Prepares for PHIBLEX  (27 September 2014)
Amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5), along with Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7, Amphibious Squadron 11 and embarked Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), pulled in to Subic Bay Sept. 27 prior to beginning Philippines-U.S. Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) 2015.

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