After nearly five years of construction, the future USS San Diego (LPD 22) departed Huntington Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss., Mar. 15, and began her transit to her future homeport of San Diego.
The amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22), with the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), departed the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO) and transitioned into the U.S. 7th Fleet AOO Jan. 25, 2015.
A lean, green, ESWS (Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist) Marine is an unusual phrase aboard a ship, but as of Feb. 13 it echoes through the passageways of the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22).
Sailors and Marines aboard USS San Diego (LPD 22) weave in and out of passageways as they carry about with their busy schedules. For two Sailors, however, it doesn't matter how busy their schedules get, they always make time for others in a way that they hope will pay forward, mentorship.