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Marines and sailors with 1st Marine Logistics Group, 1st Marine Division and 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing board the Navy's newest amphibious transport dock ship, the USS Anchorage, at Naval Base San Diego, April 21, 2013. The ship left San Diego April 22, and is scheduled to be formally commissioned in Anchorage, Alaska, May 4. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Laura Gauna/Released)

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

22 Apr 2013 | Courtesy Story

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. 


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