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  • 7 February 2014
    Training & Education

    An MV-22 Osprey lands on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer during the maritime security operations on January 28th in the Arabian Sea.   USS Boxer is the flagship for the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (13th MEU), is deployed to the U.S. 5th […]

  • 5 November 2013
    Training & Education

    UK and US personnel took the chance to cross decks and swap ships as their vessels met up in the same waters off the coast of Oman. HMS Illustrious, part of the UK’s Response Force Task Group deployed on Cougar 13, and the USS Boxer planned the encounter at sea south of Salalah. USS Boxer […]

  • 31 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics’ shipbuilding division NASSCO a $83 million contract for the refurbishment of the U.S. Navy’s Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD-4). NASSCO will perform a phased maintenance availability on the ship which includes depot-level maintenance, alterations, and modifications that update and improve the ship’s military and technical capabilities. The government […]

  • 31 August 2016
    Training & Education

    Amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), with embarked units from Amphibious Squadron 1 and the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Aug. 29 for their first port visit in the U.S. since leaving their San Diego homeport for a seven-month deployment. “The Sailors and Marines aboard Boxer did an […]

  • 12 February 2013
    Training & Education

    Amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) is hosting exercise Iron Fist 2013 (IF13) from Feb. 4-15 with elements from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) while underway off the coast of California. During exercise IF13, a combined total of more than 500 members of the 13th MEU […]

  • 10 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy said its amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) completed a routine patrol in international waters of the South China Sea on August 6. Another ship from the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group, amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), completed a similar patrol August 4. The U.S Navy conducts lawful and […]

  • 15 March 2012
    Training & Education

      Commander, Naval Surface Forces recently awarded the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) with the 2011 Battle Effectiveness Award (Battle “E”). The Battle “E” is awarded annually to ships, submarines, aviation and other units that present the maximum condition of departmental readiness in their group and display outstanding capability to perform their wartime […]

  • 24 September 2019
    Authorities

    US Navy’s Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), along with the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), entered the US 7th Fleet area of operations on September 23. Led by amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), the group arrived in Asia Pacific after spending three months in the US 5th Fleet. Joining 7th Fleet’s Naval […]

  • 21 November 2014
    Authorities

    Sailors from USS Boxer’s (LHD 4) ship sales division participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the re-opening of the ship store, Oct. 31. The ship’s store had been closed for renovations and re-branding for several days while the process was completed. Gene F. Hoffman, the associate director of the merchandising branch for the […]

  • 28 November 2019
    Authorities

    The sailors and marines of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) returned to their homeport of San Diego, Nov. 27, following a successful seven-month deployment to the 7th and 5th Fleet operating areas. More than 4,500 Sailors and Marines of the Boxer ARG and embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conducted maritime security operations and […]

  • 2 May 2019
    Authorities

    US Navy amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) deployed to the Pacific and the Middle East together with ships from the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS John P Murtha (LPD 26) and Harpers Ferry-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) and USS Boxer departed Naval […]

  • 7 March 2016
    Authorities

    Two U.S. Navy amphibious assault ships, USS Kearsarge and USS Boxer have received Battle Effectiveness (Battle “E”) awards. The officers and crew of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) were awarded March 3, while USS Boxer received its Battle E for the fifth consecutive year on March 6. The Naval Surface Forces Command (COMSURFOR) […]

  • 13 December 2016
    Authorities

    U.S. Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) held a change of command ceremony on its flight deck on December. Capt. Benjamin J. Allbritton relieved Capt. Michael S. Ruth as commanding officer of the ship. In attendance was guest speaker, commander, expeditionary strike group (ESG) 3, Rear Adm. Daniel H. Fillion. “Throughout his tenure as […]

  • 24 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) recently qualified the first female master helmsman in the past decade. Seaman Gabrielle Connelly, a junior Sailor in Deck department, accomplished her goal after setting sail aboard USS Boxer on February 12. “I think it is pretty awesome, I definitely pushed myself with this qualification,” said Connelly. “You have […]

  • 25 July 2016
    Training & Education

    The Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) concluded operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO) and entered the U.S. 7th Fleet AOO, July 23. USS Boxer (LHD 4), USS New Orleans (LPD 18) and USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), along with the units of the 13th MEU, […]

  • 16 March 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    On March 13, a Sailor assigned to the US Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) tested “presumptive positive” for COVID-19, marking the first case for a Sailor aboard a navy ship. The individual is currently quarantined at home in accordance with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidelines, the navy said. […]

  • 22 February 2016
    Authorities

    Sailors on board U.S. Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Boxer recently scattered the ashes of 15 deceased military members during a burial at sea ceremony. The ceremony, which many consider a sacred honor, is requested by the military member, their family or dependents. This tradition is designed to demonstrate honor and commitment to service and […]

  • 21 November 2013
    Authorities

    Commodore Paddy McAlpine, Commander United Kingdom Task Group, met his US Navy counterpart, Captain Malcolm Potts, Commander Amphibious Squadron One, in the waters off Djibouti to discuss continuing amphibious interoperability between the two allies. Captain Potts, based on board USS Boxer, and Colonel Taylor USMC, Commanding Officer 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, visited HMS Bulwark, Flagship […]

  • 19 July 2019
    Authorities

    The sailors and marines aboard US Navy amphibious assault ship USS Boxer have destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz on July 18, US president Donald Trump said during a White House event. While various media reports said the incident was confirmed by “senior defense officials”, Iranian officials said they had no information […]

  • 6 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The USS Kearsarge-lead U.S. Navy amphibious group on April 5 departed the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operation, operating in the Persian Gulf, Red Sea and was substituted by the USS Boxer amphibious ready group. While in the U.S. 5th Fleet, the Kearsarge ARG provided a forward naval presence supporting Operation Inherent Resolve and theater security cooperation […]

  • 17 June 2016
    Authorities

    Daesh positions are now being hit from two different regions as AV-8B Harriers taking off from USS Boxer (LHD 4) in the Arabian Gulf joined strike aircraft operating from USS Harry S. Truman in the Mediterranean Sea June 16. This marks the first naval aviation combat strike missions of Operation Inherent Resolve launched from Navy warships […]

  • 6 July 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Navy ships as big as the U.S. Navy’s Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Boxer need a lot of maintenance of damage control equipment that ensures the material integrity and survivability of the ship. One division aboard Boxer, known as equipment repair, or ER09, is dedicated to maintaining and repairing that equipment. Comprised of personnel handpicked by […]

  • 11 February 2013
    Training & Education

    For a second consecutive year, the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) was named winner of the Retention Excellence Award for outstanding Sailor retention for 2012. The Retention Excellence Award, also known as “Golden Anchor Award,” is awarded annually to commands that meet or exceed the retention criteria set forth by the Chief of […]

  • 26 March 2015
    Authorities

    The amphibious assault ship USS Boxer was awarded the 2014 Battle Effectiveness (Battle “E”) Award for Commander, Amphibious Squadron 1. The announcement was made via naval message from Commander, Naval Surface Force Pacific. In addition to the 2014 award, Boxer also was the recipient in 2011, 2012 and 2013. The Battle “E” is awarded annually […]

  • 8 July 2016
    Authorities

    U.S. Navy’s Amphibious Squadron One (PHIBRON 1) held a change of command ceremony aboard amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) on July 7. Capt. Keith G. Moore was relieved by Capt. Patrick V. Foege as Commander of PHIBRON 1 during the ceremony. During Moore’s time as commander he guided the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) through a number […]

  • 11 December 2012
    Training & Education

    One hundred and seventy seven Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) were advanced to the next highest pay grade during a ceremony held in the ship’s hangar bay Dec. 6. For the last three advancement cycles, Boxer has been consistently above the Fleet average in the E-4 through 6 paygrades. […]

  • 16 February 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Vice Adm. Thomas S. Rowden, commander, Naval Surface Forces, returned to USS Boxer (LHD 4) on Feb. 9, to visit Sailors and assess the ship’s status as Boxer gets ready to finish its maintenance period and regain her operational certifications for the strike group and fleet commanders. Rowden, and other members of his staff, were […]

  • 27 July 2011

    U.S. Navy ships and aircraft are searching for a Sailor from USS Boxer (LHD 4) who went missing while the ship was conducting maritime security operations in the Gulf of Aden today. The Sailor did not report to watch and after a search of the ship, man overboard was called away. Helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft […]

  • 31 January 2013
    Training & Education

    This week marked the beginning of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer’s (LHD 4) involvement in the initial phase of Dawn Blitz 2013 (DB 13). DB 13 is an exercise in which forces plan and execute an Expeditionary Strike Group and Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB) – sized amphibious assault from sea in a maritime and […]