USS Boxer (LHD 4) Story Archive

John P. Murtha Crew Conducts a Burial At Sea  (10 June 2019)
The crew of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26), conducted a burial at sea ceremony, May 10.
First Deployment: Ways to Navigate Through It  (10 June 2019)
For many junior Sailors that are new to the fleet and have never deployed, the idea of being thousands of miles away from their family and home in the middle of the ocean can be very nerve wracking. Many have no idea what to expect or how to get through it.
Murtha Sailor Continues Family Legacy  (10 June 2019)
"Make a Difference!" The slogan of USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26), named after the Vietnam Marine officer and later congressman, John P. Murtha, is used to instill a sense of pride and drive in the Sailors and embarked Marines on board. Lt.j.g. Adam Hammer is one such Sailor.
USS John P. Murtha, Indian Navy conduct maritime exercises  (17 June 2019)
USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) with embarked elements from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) participated in maneuvering and communication drills with Indian navy ship, Rajput-class destroyer INS Ranvijay (D 55).
Becoming Senior Chief: 11 Years in the Making  (24 June 2019)
For many Sailors in the Navy, ranking up to the next pay grade is a goal to strive for. Some are fortunate enough to achieve it within a few tries, but for others it can take some time. For Senior Chief Quartermaster Kevin Oliver, it took 11 years of hard work, dedication and patience.
USS John P. Murtha Hosts Tours and Reception in Visakhapatnam, India   (24 June 2019)
USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) with embarked elements from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) hosted U.S. Consulate General, to India, Katherine Hadda and Indian navy sailors for ship tours and a reception as part of a scheduled port call in Visakhapatnam, India, June 13.
Harpers Ferry Celebrates LGBTQ Pride Month  (1 July 2019)
U.S. Navy Sailors and U.S. Marines aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) gathered to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Pride month with a ceremony June 28.
Amphibious Squadron 5 Changes Command on Boxer  (3 July 2019)
Commander, Amphibious Squadron Five (PHIBRON 5) changed command during a ceremony held aboard amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), July 2.
Harpers Ferry Celebrates Navy Hospital Corps' 121st Birthday  (3 July 2019)
Sailors and Marines aboard the Harpers Ferry-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) gathered to celebrate Navy Hospital Corps 121st birthday with a ceremony June 18.
A Marine's First Time Aboard a Deployed Naval Warship   (5 July 2019)
In 2017, two high school grads decided to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps to serve their country, travel the world, and within the twinkle of an eye, they were living their dreams, sailing across the equator aboard the dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry.
USS John P. Murtha Celebrates the Fourth of July at Sea   (8 July 2019)
U.S. Navy Sailors and Marines celebrated the Fourth of July with a "Firecracker" fun run and steel beach picnic while at sea aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26).
Harpers Ferry Hosts Steel Beach  (8 July 2019)
USS Harpers Ferry's (LSD 49) celebrated Independence Day while taking a break from its regularly scheduled deployment with a steel beach picnic on the ship's boat deck and flight deck, July 4, 2019.
Harpers Ferry Receives a Vertical Replenishment-at-Sea  (12 July 2019)
USS Harpers Ferry's (LSD 49) successfully conducted a vertical replenishment-at-sea while at sea in the Gulf of Aden.

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