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|319k||Shipbuilders are moving a bow section of the Anchorage (LPD-23) into position for attachment to the hull. Northrop Grumman Ship Systems is building the LPD 17 San Antonio Class, the newest addition to the U.S. Navy's 21st Century amphibious assault force.
Photo courtesy of the Northrop Grumman Corporation.
|1118k||Anchorage (LPD-23) on the builders ways at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Ingalls Avondale Shipyard, New Orleans, LA.
Photo courtesy of the Northrop Grumman Corporation.
|1381k||Anchorage (LPD-23) on the builders ways at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Ingalls Operation, Avondale Shipyard, New Orleans, LA.
Photo courtesy of the Northrop Grumman Corporation.
|1012k||Anchorage (LPD-23) at Ingalls Shipbuilding. Anchorage will be commissioned in Anchorage, Alaska in the fall of 2012.
US Navy photo courtesy of Ingalls Shipbuilding.
|Ron Reeves and Lee Wahler|
|742k||Anchorage (LPD-23) moored pierside, background, as Somerset (LPD-25) is launched, foreground, at Huntington Ingalls Industries Avondale Shipyard. Somerset is the ninth San Antonio-class ship and is named in honor of the county where passengers aboard United Airlines flight 93 crashed the hijacked airliner during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.
US Navy photo #'s 120414-N-ZZ999-002 AVONDALE, La. (April 14, 2012) courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries.
|291k||Anchorage (LPD-23) conducting builders trials in the Gulf of Mexico.
US Navy photo #'s 120515-N-ZZ999-101 GULF OF MEXICO (May 15, 2012) courtesy of after Huntington Ingalls Industries.
|640k||Anchorage (LPD-23) arrives in her new homeport of San Diego.
US Navy photo #'s 121121-N-ZP355-015 SAN DIEGO (Nov. 21, 2012) by MCCS Robert Winkler
|143k||Anchorage (LPD-23) moored pierside at Naval Station San Diego in December 2012. Anchorage, the second ship bearing the name, is scheduled to have her commissioning ceremony in her namesake city of Anchorage, Alaska in May 2013. Moored forward of Anchorage is the Guided Missile Frigate USS Thatch (FFG-43).||Photo by Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|189k||An MV-22 Osprey attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM-161)161 approaches the flight deck of USS Anchorage (LPD-23). Anchorage is off the coast of Southern California undergoing amphibious warfare certifications.
US Navy photo # 140319-N-KL846-874 PACIFIC OCEAN (March 20, 2014) by MC2 Christopher Lindahl.
|263k||An MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM-161) flies over USS Anchorage (LPD-23) during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit.
US Navy photo # 140402-N-DT805-036 JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (April 2, 2014) by MCC John M. Hageman.
|Robert M. Cieri|
|243k||USS Anchorage (LPD-23) transits Kaneohe Bay while conducting aircraft deck landing qualifications.
Anchorage is performing training with the 3rd Marine Regiment,
3rd Marine Division and the Army's 25th Combat Aviation Brigade off the coast of Kaneohe Bay
US Navy photo # 140409-N-KL846-076 KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (April 9, 2014) by MC2 Christopher Lindahl.
|156k||USS Anchorage (LPD-23)), the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ships
USS Scout (MCM-8) and USS Champion (MCM-4), and the Canadian Forces Kingston-Class coastal
defense vessel HMCS Nanaimo (MM 702) transit in formation off the coast of Southern
California, 17 July 2014, as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014. Twenty-two nations, 49 ships, six submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are
participating in RIMPAC from June 26 to Aug. 1, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California.
US Navy photo # 140717-N-FE250-760 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 17, 2014 by MCC Mark C. Schultz.
|222k||Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU-1) and divers from New Zealand, the Netherlands, Canada, Japan, Australia and Chile recover their boats into the well deck of USS Anchorage (LPD-23) after conducting night dives off the coast of San Diego during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 26 to Aug. 1, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California.
US Navy photo # 140718-N-FN215-983 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 18, 2014) by MC2 Joshua Scott.
|180k||USS Anchorage (LPD-23) Sailors and Navy divers assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU-1) Mobile Diving and Salvage Company 11-7, participate in the second underway recovery test for the NASA Orion Program. This is the second at-sea testing for the Orion crew module using a well deck recovery method.
US Navy photo # 140803-N-FO359-213 PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 3, 2014) by MC1 Corey Green.
|224k||Navy divers assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU-1) Mobile Diving and Salvage Company 11-7, attach a towing bridle to the NASA Orion crew module. USS Anchorage (LPD-23), in background, is conducting the first exploration flight test (EFT) for the NASA Orion Program. EFT-1 is the fifth at-sea testing of the Orion crew module using a Navy well deck recovery method.
US Navy photo # 141205-N-OM642-400 PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 5, 2014 by MC1 Gary Keen.
|217k||NASA Orion crew module in the well deck of USS Anchorage (LPD-23), 10 December 2014.
US Navy photo.
|221k||USS Anchorage (LPD-23) transits San Diego harbor in preparation for her maiden deployment.
US Navy photo # 150123-N-DM308-037 SAN DIEGO (Jan. 23, 2015) by MC3 Paul Archer.
|161k||The Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) participates in a simulated straits transit.
The Essex ARG consists of USS Essex (LHD-2),
USS Anchorage (LPD-23),
and the Whidbey Island-class amphibious landing dock ship USS Rushmore (LSD-47).
The Essex ARG is underway conducting an amphibious squadron and Marine expeditionary unit integration training exercise with Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 3
and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU) in preparation for an upcoming deployment.
US Navy photo # 150228-N-YK910-007 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 28, 2015) ) by MC2 Christopher B. Janik.
|830k||USS Anchorage (LPD-23) conducts a strait transit with the Wasp-class amphibious assault ships
USS Essex (LHD-2) and
the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD-47). Anchorage is under way participating in
a composite training unit exercise with the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG).
US Navy photo # 150323-N-MD297-215 PACIFIC OCEAN (March 23, 2015) by MC3 Huey D. Younger Jr.
|910k||The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD-2) and
USS Anchorage (LPD-23) steam off the coast of Hawaii. Essex is the flagship of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked
15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU), is currently operating in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations.
US Navy photo # 151206-N-BD107-285 PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 6, 2015) by MC2 Liam Kennedy.
|226k||USS Anchorage (LPD-23) enters the Port of Los Angeles during the second annual Los Angeles Fleet Week (LAFW). LAFW is an
opportunity for the public to meet their Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard teams and experience America's sea services. During fleet week, service members will
participate in various community service events, showcase capabilities and equipment to the community and enjoy the hospitality that Los Angeles and surrounding areas
have to offer
US Navy photo # 170829-N-GZ228-097 LOS ANGELES (Aug. 29, 2017) by MC2 Jesse Monford.
|236k||USS Anchorage (LPD-23) departs Naval Base San Diego to conduct an Underway Recovery Test (URT) in conjunction with NASA off
the coast of Southern California. URT-6 is part of a U.S. Government interagency effort to safely practice and evaluate recovery processes, procedures, hardware and
personnel in an open ocean environment that will be used to recover the Orion spacecraft upon its return to Earth.
US Navy photo # 180117-N-GZ228-026SAN DIEGO (Jan. 17, 2018) by MC2 Jesse Monford.
|173k||USS Anchorage (LPD-23) recover a mock-up capsule designed to roughly simulate the size, shape, mass and center of gravity of
the Orion crew module that will splash down in the Pacific Ocean following Exploration Mission-1 planned for Dec. 2019. Anchorage is underway to support
NASA's Underway Recovery Test 6 (URT-6).
US Navy photo # 180121-N-PJ969-0802 PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 21, 2018) by MC1 Abe McNatt.
|250k||A landing craft, air cushion LCAC-82 attached to
Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 transits behind USS Anchorage (LPD-23) during a cooperative deployment with the Indian navy. Anchorage
is deployed as part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU).
The Essex ARG/ 13th MEU is a capable and lethal Navy-Marine Corps team deployed to the 7th fleet area of operations to support regional stability, reassure partners
and allies and maintain a presence postured to respond to any crisis ranging from humanitarian assistance to contingency operations.
US Navy Photo # 181226-N-PH222-1982 INDIAN OCEAN (Dec. 26, 2018) by MC3 Ryan M. Breeden
|271k||Marines assigned to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and Sailors aboard
USS Anchorage (LPD-23) approach an Indian Navy UH-3H helicopter to remove chains while Anchorage and embarked 13th MEU participate in a cooperative
deployment with the Indian navy destroyer INS Rajput (D 51) to test their ability to communicate and improve on maritime capabilities between partners.
Anchorage is deployed as part of the Essex ARG Amphibious Ready Group (ARG).
US Marine Corps Photo # 181226-M-YR007-1001 INDIAN OCEAN (Dec. 26, 2018) by Sgt. Austin Mealy/
|01||CDR. Stewart, Joel G., USN||4 May 2013 - 15 August 2014|
|02||CAPT. McKenna, Michael Dennis, USN||15 August 2014 - 3 September 2015|
|03||CAPT. Cummings, John Joseph (Yank), USN||3 September 2015 - 16 December 2016|
|04||CAPT. Craig, Jeffrey Andrew, USN (USNA 1992)||16 December 2016 - 16 May 2017|
|05||CAPT. Workman, Tom, USN (USNA 1990) (temporary)||16 May 2017 - 10 July 2017|
|06||CAPT. Jacko, Dennis, USN (USMMA 1994)||10 July 2017 - 15 August 2019|
|07||CAPT. Ilteris, Stephen J., USN (MMA 1996)||15 August 2019 -|
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