The Navy's newest amphibious transport dock ship, Pre-commissioning Unit Somerset, (LPD 25) departed Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Shipbuilding site in Avondale, La., Feb. 3, beginning its maiden voyage to it's commissioning site in Philadelphia, March 1.
The Navy's newest amphibious transport dock ship, Pre-commissioning Unit Somerset (LPD 25) arrived at its commissioning site of Philadelphia, Feb. 21 in preparation for its commissioning ceremony, March 1.
Sailors and Marines from amphibious transport dock USS Somerset (LPD 25) and the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit successfully completed Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), Aug. 25, off the coast of Southern California.
On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, crew and passengers boarded the aircraft of United Airlines Flight 93 expecting to land in San Francisco later that day. Shortly after departing, the plane soared through the skies above the state of Pennsylvania, in which a plan of terror began to unfold.
After weeks of being mentored, tested and challenged, four Sailors aboard amphibious transport dock USS Somerset (LPD 25) donned their fresh khaki uniforms, combination covers and gold fouled anchors during a chief petty officer pinning ceremony Sept. 16.
Sailors looking to expand their leadership skills and resources came together during the first at-sea Leading Petty Officer (LPO) Academy course in the Navy, held aboard amphibious transport dock USS Somerset (LPD 25), Feb. 24-25.