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    Press Release: USS Anchorage begins journey to Alaska, commissioning ceremony

    USS Anchorage begins journey to Alaska, commissioning ceremony

    Photo By Sgt. Laura Gauna | Marines and sailors with 1st Marine Logistics Group, 1st Marine Division and 3rd...... read more read more

    SAN DIEGO, CA, UNITED STATES

    04.22.2013

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    1st Marine Logistics Group

    SAN DIEGO – Marines and sailors with 1st Marine Logistics Group, 1st Marine Division and 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, embarked and went underway on the Navy’s newest amphibious transport dock ship, the USS Anchorage, today.

    The ship, designated as LPD-23, is en route to the city of Anchorage for the ship’s commissioning ceremony, which is scheduled for May 4.

    In addition to the commissioning ceremony, the transport to and from Anchorage will allow the more than 200 Marines aboard the opportunity to train for expeditionary missions in the future.

    Amphibious ships such as the USS Anchorage are crucial to the Marine Corps’ expeditionary role and allow Marines to respond to crises throughout the globe in a timely manner.

    For more news, photos and video of the ship while it is underway and in Anchorage, please visit www.dvidshub.net/unit/1stMLG or call the 1st Marine Logistics Group Public Affairs Office at 760-763-7795.

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    Date Taken: 04.22.2013
    Date Posted: 04.22.2013 15:58
    Story ID: 105633
    Location: SAN DIEGO, CA, US 

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