USS Anchorage (LPD 23) Story Archive

Amphibious Squadron 5, 11th MEU Return to US 3rd Fleet  (12 February 2015)
Approximately 4,500 Sailors and Marines with Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 5 and the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) returned to the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations Feb. 10 following operations in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet during their Western-Pacific deployment.
Navy Week Celebration held at National WWI Memorial and Museum in Kansas City  (20 August 2015)
A Navy night celebration was held at the National WWI Memorial and Museum, Aug. 18, to honor veterans past and present as part of Kansas City Navy Week.
AIRLANT Sailor Wins 2015 Aerospace Medicine Technician of the Year  (5 February 2016)
Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Dishern Tucker, assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 74, recently received the Cornelius "Fritz" Koppy - John "Rick" Garmeson Award as the 2015 Aerospace Medicine Technician (AVT) of the Year for the Navy and Marine Corps.
Enabling Partnerships: Navy and Marine Corps Partner with Malaysia for Amphibious Operations  (8 September 2014)
Amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22), amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) and embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit concluded the 2014 Malaysia, United States Amphibious Exercise in Malaysia Sept. 2.
USS San Diego Remembers 9/11  (17 September 2014)
"I was in the 7th grade. When I came home from art class, I saw my mother in tears and knew something bad had happened. I didn't understand why she was crying but I wasn't happy and I wanted to do something about it."
Anchorage Completes 3rd NASA Testing  (19 September 2014)
Amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23) arrived at Naval Base San Diego after completing the third Underway Recovery Test (URT-3) for NASA's Orion Program, Sept. 19.
USS Comstock Departs Bahrain  (9 October 2014)
The Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45), now operating in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, and the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) departed from Mina Salman Pier, Bahrain, Oct. 5 following a four-day port visit.
USS San Diego Celebrates Navy's Birthday  (15 October 2014)
'Oh say can you see, by the dawn's early light...' rang over the speakers as crew members stood at attention on the forecastle while the Sailors and Marines of amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego's (LPD 22) choir sang the national anthem.
USS San Diego Encourages Service Members to Keep "Thinking Pink"   (11 November 2014)
The amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU)'s Second Class Petty Officer and Sergeant Association (SCPOSA) hosted a "Thinking Pink" event aboard the ship, Oct. 30.
USS San Diego Sailors and Marines Participate in Hero Workout to Honor Veterans  (18 November 2014)
"I had asked my brother after he told me of his upcoming deployment if he wanted to go," said Matthew Hansen. "He told me, 'It doesn't matter if I want to go or not. If I don't, they will send another Marine and I would never be able to hold my head up if something happened to him in my place.'"
Anchorage Departs on NASA's Orion Mission  (2 December 2014)
San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) departed from Naval Base San Diego to retrieve NASA equipment in the Pacific Ocean, Dec. 1.
Anchorage Completes NASA Orion Mission  (8 December 2014)
San Antonio class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) successfully completed recovery operations of the NASA Orion crew module, forward bay cover, and parachutes, Dec 5.
USS San Diego Moved By Operation Pillowcase: Putting Heads At Ease  (15 December 2014)
Just in time for the holidays, Sailors and Marines aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) received a very special shipment of goods Dec. 5 in hopes of placing heads at ease.
PHIBRON 5 Holds Change of Command Ceremony at Sea  (16 December 2014)
The time honored title of commodore was passed from one senior leader to another during a change of command ceremony for Commander, Amphibious Squadron 5 (PHIBRON 5), Dec 14.
USS Comstock Arrives in Malaysia  (23 January 2015)
The amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) and the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit arrived in Sepanggar, Malaysia, Jan. 22 for a port visit.

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