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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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San Diego-Based USS Freedom Arrives In Singapore (Video)

The San Diego-based USS Freedom arrived in Singapore today on the first phase of its Southeast Asia deployment.

Freedom's commanding officer Navy Cmdr. Timothy Wilke said of the arrival:

"We plan on spending most of our time here in Southeast Asia. This will be Freedom's neighborhood for the next eight months. We are eager to get out and about, work with other regional navies and share best practices ...

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Camp Pendleton Marine Awarded Bronze Star While Deployed At Sea

Camp Pendleton Marine 1st Sgt. Bradley G. Simmons was awarded the Bronze Star January 25 on the flight deck of the San Diego-based USS Rushmore during the ship's deployment at sea.

Simmons is assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, which is currently deployed with the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group.

Simmons received the Bronze Star with Combat Distinguishing Device for "heroic service" while serving in Sangin District, Afghanistan in ...

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San Diego-Based Marines And Sailors Visit Special Needs Kids In Hong Kong

Members of the Camp Pendleton-based 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit spent time last week with special needs children at the Lok Hing Child Care Centre in Hong Kong.

Jacinta Chan Yin Ching, a teacher at Lok Hing Child Care Centre, told 15th MEU Public Affairs that the centre provides therapy and education for children, as well as support for parents:

“We help children with special needs reach their full potential through ...

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How Do Camp Pendleton Marines Spend Free Time While Deployed?

Marines assigned to the Camp Pendleton-based 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit have found some interesting ways to spend their free time while deployed on the San Diego-based USS Rushmore.

Turns out, there's a lot to do on the Rushmore, which is currently deployed as part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group - providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of ...

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