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July 25, 2014 / iDriveWarships

USS San Diego Departs on Maiden Deployment

USS San Diego (LPD 22) departed her namesake city today on the ship’s maiden deployment with the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet and U.S. 7th Fleet Areas of Operation.

The mission of the Makin Island ARG is to help provide deterrence, promote peace and security, preserve freedom of the seas and provide humanitarian/disaster response, as well as supporting the Navy’s Maritime Strategy when forward deployed.

The Makin Island ARG is comprised of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), the command ship for Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 5 and the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU); as well as amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45); and amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22).

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  1. The Mithril Guardian / Jul 27 2014 11:26 am

    Eagle, Globe, and Anchor is she BEAUTIFUL!!! Go U.S. Navy! 🙂

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