USS San Diego (LPD 22) Story Archive

San Diego Departs for Homeport, Namesake City  (16 March 2012)
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.
USS San Diego Completes First Port Visit in Cuba  (21 March 2012)
USS San Diego (LPD 22) departed Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba following her first port visit March 21.
USS San Diego Makes First Panama Canal Transit  (28 March 2012)
USS San Diego (LPD 22) made its way through the Panama Canal for the first time in her history March 25.
P90X Founder Works Out with USS San Diego Crew  (30 August 2012)
USS San Diego (LPD 22) arrived in Port Hueneme Aug. 21 for gear onload, inspections and physical fitness. P90X creator Tony Horton toured the ship and conducted a P90X workout with the crew.
First in Class Conducts Local Turret Control-30 Millimeter Gun Fire  (30 August 2012)
USS San Diego (LPD 22) became the first ship in the San Antonio-class to locally fire the MK 46, 30 millimeter gun weapon systems, Aug. 20.
USS San Diego (LPD 22) Completes Final Contract Trials  (14 February 2013)
Amphibious transport dock USS San Diego (LPD 22) was declared fit for duty after successfully completing Final Contract Trials (FCTs) Dec. 7.
USS San Diego Sailors Share Knowledge at Space Day 2013  (4 June 2013)
Four Sailors from amphibious transport dock USS San Diego (LPD 22) attended San Diego Air and Space Museum's "Space Day 2013", May 11.
USS San Diego Sailors Support Navy Fitness Research  (28 June 2013)
Sailors from amphibious transport dock USS San Diego (LPD 22) completed their portion of a 12-week study May 17 for the Navy Fitness Waterfront Project (NF-WFP).
USS San Diego Welcomes New Commanding Officer  (10 February 2014)
Amphibious transport ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) held a change of command ceremony at sea Feb. 7.
USS San Diego Departs for NASA Underway Recovery Test  (18 February 2014)
Amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) departed Naval Base San Diego, Feb. 18, for an Underway Recovery Test (URT), a multi-agency mission in support of NASA's Orion program.
USS San Diego Sailor Featured on 'The Price is Right'  (25 March 2014)
A Sailor assigned to amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) was a featured guest on an episode of 'The Price is Right' March 13.
Two Bells Not Forgotten on USS San Diego  (4 August 2014)
The sun reflected off the glistening bells as Sailors buffed and shined. Engravings covered the surfaces as the past became integrated with the future.
USS San Diego Departs US 5th Fleet, Reunites with Makin Island ARG in US 7th Fleet  (4 February 2015)
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.
USS SAN DIEGO QUALIFIES ITS FIRST MARINE ENLISTED SURFACE WARFARE SPECIALIST   (23 February 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).
Two Sailors Go Above and Beyond to Mentor  (25 February 2015)
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.

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