Boxer ARG Arrives Pearl Harbor for Tiger Cruise

November 13, 2019 – The USS Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), and embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Nov. 13, for a port visit. Boxer ARG and the 11th MEU are on the return leg of a deployment after leaving San Diego in May. While pierside at Pearl Harbor, Sailors and Marines of the Boxer ARG and 11th MEU will enjoy liberty, explore Oahu, and experience Hawaiian culture. “It has been a successful deployment for the Sailors and Marines of the Boxer ARG…

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USS Harpers Ferry Arrives for CARAT Brunei

October 15, 2019 – USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) and the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Brunei for Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2019 exercise with the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF), Oct. 10. During CARAT, Marines launched from USS Harper’s Ferry to conduct an amphibious assault using amphibious assault vehicles to secure the beachhead, before moving inland to conduct more jungle warfare and combat medical training. “Our participation in CARAT shows the United States’ commitment to the region and strengthens longstanding maritime partnerships with our…

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Boxer Amphibious Ready Group Arrives in 7th Fleet

September 24, 2019 – The Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) team entered the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations from the U.S. 5th Fleet September 23 during a scheduled deployment. Joining 7th Fleet’s Naval Forces, the Boxer ARG and 11th MEU will work side-by-side with regional partners and allies to promote maritime security and stability in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific. U.S. 7th Fleet conducts forward-deployed naval operations in support of U.S. national interests in the Indo-Pacific area of operations. As the U.S.…

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Harpers Ferry Completes MDVR in Duqm, Oman

August 14, 2019 – USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) completed its mid-deployment voyage repair (MDVR) while pierside in Duqm, Oman, Aug. 12. The seven-day port visit allowed the crew and contractors to perform vital repairs and maintenance to ventilation, plumbing, lagging, and the ship’s aft close-in weapons system (CIWS), but also gave Sailors and Marines the opportunity to get off the ship to explore a new place. “Deployments are a demanding and challenging time, not only for the Sailor and Marines onboard Harpers Ferry, but for our equipment as well,”…

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Boxer ARG Deploys

May 1, 2019 – Sailors and Marines from Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) departed their homeport of Naval Base San Diego, May 1, for a regularly scheduled deployment. While deployed, the Boxer ARG/11th MEU team will conduct maritime security operations, crisis response operations, theater security cooperation and forward naval presence operations. “It has been incredible to see the interoperability of the Boxer ARG/11th MEU as they have come together to form a cohesive team, operating from all ships within the ARG,” said Capt. Brad…

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San Diego Fleet Week Begins

October 26, 2018 – San Diego Fleet Week (SDFW) began to take shape as the amphibious transport dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) moored on Broadway Pier, Oct. 23. SDFW Fleet Week is a week-long event taking place from Oct. 22-28. The event provides an opportunity for the American public to meet their Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard teams and experience America’s sea services. During fleet week, service members participate in various community service events and showcase capabilities and equipment to the community. This year, Harpers Ferry…

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RIMPAC Mine Warfare Operations Underway in SOCAL

Commander Task Force (CTF) 177, led by U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Dave Welch, commander, Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC) and the Navy’s Global Mine Warfare Commander, kicked off the Southern California (SOCAL) portion of the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) with mine warfare training operations which run from June 27 to Aug. 2. CTF 177 is comprised of 26 units with approximately 1,100 personnel representing the United States, Australia, Canada, England, Japan, the Netherlands and New Zealand. It will conduct advanced mine warfare operations including mine countermeasure…

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