Posted by: arbeam | May 2, 2013

Anchorage Completes Transit to Namesake City for Commissioning

GULF OF MEXICO (May 15, 2012) The amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) conducts builder's sea trials.

GULF OF MEXICO (May 15, 2012) The amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) conducts builder’s sea trials.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (NNS) — The future San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) moored pierside, May 1, at the Port of Anchorage in her namesake city during a welcome ceremony hosted by officials from the Municipality of Anchorage.

The welcome ceremony kicks off a four-day celebration that will lead into the ship’s commissioning, May 4, at the Port of Anchorage.

Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan, who spent the night on the ship after being flown on in an MV-22 Osprey, praised the crew on their hospitality and professionalism. “I had a chance to meet these hardworking Sailors and Marines, and I am without a doubt impressed by their drive and devotion to their duty,” he said. “We are humbled to have this opportunity to host the crew in our fine city and show them who they represent. We cannot thank them enough for their service.”

Navy News article

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