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Peleliu ARG Back Home In San Diego (Video)

The USS Peleliu, USS Green Bay, and USS Rushmore - all part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group - returned to homeport Naval Base San Diego this morning, completing an eight-month deployment to the Middle East.

The deployment was memorable for many reasons, including the Peleliu's salute to the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting. As Home Post previously reported, crew of the Peleliu planned a special memorial field day ...

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USS Peleliu Honors Deceased Veterans With Burials At Sea

The USS Peleliu begins its participation in RIMPAC later this week. But before the ship arrives in Hawaii for the multinational naval exercises, the Peleliu crew conducted burials at sea to honor 22 deceased veterans and military family members.

According to USS Peleliu Public Affairs, you're eligible for burial at sea honors if you're active-duty or retired military, or the family member of someone who's serving. And ...

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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to Visit Camp Pendleton, USS Peleliu

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will visit Camp Pendleton on Friday, according to the Department of Defense. He's also slated to go aboard the USS Peleliu, which is homeported at Naval Base San Diego.

Pentagon Press Secretary George Little told reporters the reason for the visit:

“Consistent with our recently issued strategic guidance and budget proposals, the department will continue to prioritize big deck amphibious assault ships such as the ...

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USS Peleliu, Camp Pendleton Marines To Deploy Monday

Three ships and expeditionary Marines will from Camp Pendleton will deploy Monday to the Middle East and Western Pacific, the Navy said today.

The Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group is led by the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu, commanded by Capt. Mark Sakaguchi.

The force also includes the amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay, dock landing ship USS Rushmore, and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

Also deploying will be elements of ...

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USS Peleliu Crew Honors Newtown Massacre Victims (Video)

The crew of the San Diego-based USS Peleliu took part in a special memorial field day while deployed at sea to honor the victims of the Newtown massacre.

Sailors and Marines who participated in the field day did 26 different exercises - one for each of the Sandy Hook victims.

As Home Post previously reported, Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 2nd Class Kimberly Henry came up with the idea for the field day ...

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USS Peleliu Sailors Talk About 'FOD' (Video)

Foreign Object Damage - or FOD - costs the Navy almost $90 million a year. That's why combating FOD is a priority for sailors on the San Diego-based USS Peleliu.

The Navy put together this video on how Pelieliu sailors do their part to scope out foreign objects, some smaller than a dime, to keep their ship running smoothly.

The USS Peleliu is currently deployed in the 5th Fleet area of ...

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San Diego-Based USS Peleliu Represents Military's Future, Says Panetta

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta visited the USS Peleliu off the coast of Camp Pendleton Friday, not just to talk with the Marines and Sailors - although he did do that, both at Camp Pendleton and aboard the Peleliu.

No, the reason Panetta came out to our neck of the woods was to make a point about the future direction of the United States military. And he said the USS Peleliu ...

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USS Peleliu Conducts Burials-At-Sea For Fallen Service Members

The USS Peleliu, which departed its home port of San Diego on Monday, conducted burials-at-sea for deceased military members and family members this week.

You're eligible for burial-at-sea honors if you're active-duty or retired military, or the family member of someone who's serving. And although it's a Navy honor, the deceased can be a member of any branch of the military.

The Sailors and Marines who ...

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Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group Arrives In Timor-Leste

The San Diego-based Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, along with Camp Pendleton's 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, arrived in the country of Timor-Leste on Wednesday. The Peleliu ARG is teaming up with Timor-Leste Defense Forces to take part in Exercise Crocodilo, a week-long exercise that involves everything from jungle warfare to police training, according to the U.S. Embassy in Timor-Leste.

Timor-Leste, also known as East Timor, is one of the ...

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USS Peleliu Crew Plans Sandy Hook Memorial At Sea

The crew of the San Diego-based USS Peleliu, which is currently deployed at sea, is planning a special memorial to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. Sailors and Marines will take part in a "field day" on February 16 as a way to show support for the families of those killed.

Sailors and Marines who participate in the field day will do 26 different exercises - one for ...

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USS Peleliu Halts Search For Missing British Yachtsman

The U.S. Coast Guard and Navy have called off their search for missing British man Luke Stimson - a search that involved the San Diego-based USS Peleliu.

The Peleliu was en route to homeport San Diego when it was diverted to participate in the search.

According to a Coast Guard news release, the Peleliu and other Coast Guard and Navy crews spent more than 50 hours over three days searching ...

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USS Peleliu, 15th MEU In Hong Kong For Port Visit Amid Korean Tensions (Video)

The Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group - homeport San Diego - and the Camp Pendleton-based 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit arrived in Hong Kong on Monday for a port visit.

15th MEU commanding officer Col. Scott Campbell said of the visit:

"Hong Kong is a favorite port call, and we look forward to enjoying a friendly visit that affords our Marines and Sailors the opportunity to experience the city's culture and heritage. We ...

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Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group Arrives In U.S. 5th Fleet

The Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group and Marines from Camp Pendleton's 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit arrived in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations on October 30, according to Amphibious Squadron Three Public Affairs.

While there, the Peleliu ARG will provide maritime security, and participate in military exercises with other countries.

In addition:

Amphibious ships deliver embarked Marine landing forces ashore to provide humanitarian assistance, civil support, non-combatant evacuations ...

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USS Peleliu Diverted To Rescue Missing Boaters

The USS Peleliu was diverted from its journey to homeport San Diego in order to search for two distressed British boaters who'd been reported missing in a remote area of the Pacific Ocean, roughly 500 miles west of Midway Atoll.

The trouble started when the UK-based Marine Rescue Coordination Center Falmouth reported to the U.S. Coast Guard in Hawaii that a British man had fallen overboard from a ...

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Camp Pendleton Squadron CO Dismissed Due To Alcohol Violation

Marine Corps Lt. Col. Ned Biehl was dismissed as commanding officer of the Camp Pendleton-based Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364 on March 12 - because he brought bottles of liquor onto the USS Peleliu after the ship's captain told him not to, according to documents obtained by the Marine Corps Times.

The documents are part of a Marine Corps investigation into Biehl's conduct. Chief Communication Specialist Jeremy Wood, a ...

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US Marine Held In USS Peleliu Brig Allegedly Tied To Death Of Transgender Filipino

The San Diego-based USS Peleliu is acting as a brig for an American Marine being held in the Phillipines, following the killing of a transgender Filipino.

According to a Navy memo obtained by the Marine Corps Times, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service is investigating the Marine's alleged ties to the victim, 26-year-old Jennifer Laude, who was born Jeffrey Laude.

The Marine in custody is assigned to 2nd Battalion, 9th ...

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USS Peleliu Crew Members Start Unique Exercise Program

A unique new exercise program is being offered to USS Peleliu crew members this month while they're deployed at sea. Called Pitaiyo, the exercise style is sometimes referred to as "yoga on steroids."

Gunnery Sgt. Jennifer M. Antoine, a Pitaiyo instructor, explains it this way:

“PITAIYO is more than an exercise regime. It’s a way of life and a way to recognize that we are all in control ...

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15th MEU Returning To Camp Pendleton Monday (Video)

It's been eight long months, but today the families of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit will get to see their loved ones again, as the Marines return home to Camp Pendleton.

Roughly 2,400 Marines and Sailors make up the the 15th MEU.

The 15th MEU was deployed with the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group. The ships from the Peleliu ARG are slated to return to San Diego on Tuesday ...

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Peleliu ARG Ends Mission In Middle East

From the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit:

The Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group relinquished its duties in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility to the Kearsarge ARG, April 4.

The Peleliu ARG is comprised of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Amphibious Squadron Three, which served as a U.S. Central Command theater reserve force, providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S ...

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