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The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) is moored at Ingalls Shipbuilding. Anchorage will be commissioned in Anchorage, Alaska in the fall of 2012.

The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) is moored at Ingal...

NEW ORLEANS, La. (Feb. 12, 2011) The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) is moored at Ingalls Shipbuilding. Anchorage will be commissioned in Anchorage, Alaska in the fall of 2012. ((U.S Navy photo ... more

The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) is moored at Ingalls Shipbuilding. Anchorage will be commissioned in Anchorage, Alaska in the fall of 2012.

The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) is moored at Ingal...

NEW ORLEANS, La. (Feb. 12, 2011) The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) is moored at Ingalls Shipbuilding. Anchorage will be commissioned in Anchorage, Alaska in the fall of 2012. (U.S Navy photo c... more

The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) is moored at Ingalls Shipbuilding. Anchorage will be commissioned in Anchorage, Alaska in the fall of 2012.

The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) is moored at Ingal...

NEW ORLEANS, La. (Feb. 12, 2011) The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) is moored at Ingalls Shipbuilding. Anchorage will be commissioned in Anchorage, Alaska in the fall of 2012. (U.S Navy photo c... more

Hull Technician 1st Class Shad Jones, assigned to Pre-commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23), escorts children of Sailors assigned to Anchorage who will march ahead of the ship's float in the Plaquedilla Family Mardi Gras Parade.

Hull Technician 1st Class Shad Jones, assigned to Pre-commissioning Un...

BELLE CHASSE, La (Feb. 17, 2011) Hull Technician 1st Class Shad Jones, assigned to Pre-commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23), escorts children of Sailors assigned to Anchorage who will march ahead of the ... more

Sailors assigned to Pre-commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) and their families prepare to march in the Plaquedilla Family Mardi Gras Parade.

Sailors assigned to Pre-commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) an...

BELLE CHASSE, La (Feb. 17, 2011) Sailors assigned to Pre-commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) and their families prepare to march in the Plaquedilla Family Mardi Gras Parade at Naval Air Station New Orle... more

Annette Conway celebrates after christening PCU Anchorage (LPD 23).

Annette Conway celebrates after christening PCU Anchorage (LPD 23).

AVONDALE, La., (May. 14, 2011) Annette Conway, right, ship sponsor of the amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23), celebrates after christening the ship with Under Secreta... more

Electronics Technician 3rd Class Laurie Hirahara picks up trash near the South Bay Power Plant jetty during the 21st annual Operation Clean Sweep.

Electronics Technician 3rd Class Laurie Hirahara picks up trash near t...

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (Aug. 28, 2011) Electronics Technician 3rd Class Laurie Hirahara picks up trash near the South Bay Power Plant jetty during the 21st annual Operation Clean Sweep. Sailors assigned to Pre-com... more

Sailors wave as they escort Zeus in the Krewe of Zeus Parade.

Sailors wave as they escort Zeus in the Krewe of Zeus Parade.

METAIRIE, La. (Feb. 20, 2012) Personnel Specialist 3rd Class Tong Enlet, center, and Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Bryant Williams, both assigned to Pre-commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23), wave as they es... more

Sailors assigned to Pre-commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) salute as they pass the main delegation in the Krewe of Zeus Parade.

Sailors assigned to Pre-commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) sa...

METAIRIE, La. (Feb. 20, 2012) Sailors assigned to Pre-commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) salute as they pass the main delegation in the Krewe of Zeus Parade, one of many family parades celebrating Mard... more

The amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Somerset (LPD 25) is launched from the Huntington Ingalls Industries Avondale Shipyard.

The amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Somers...

AVONDALE, La. (Apr. 14, 2012) The amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Somerset (LPD 25) is launched from the Huntington Ingalls Industries Avondale Shipyard. Somerset is the ninth San An... more

The amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) conducts builder's sea trials.

The amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchor...

GULF OF MEXICO (May. 15, 2012) The amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) conducts builder's sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of after Huntington Ingalls Industries)... more

Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) is transferred to the U.S. Navy during a ceremony aboard the ship.

Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) is transferred to the ...

AVONDALE, La. (Sep. 17, 2012) Cmdr. Brian Quin, commanding officer of the amphibious landing transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23), left, Cmdr. Joe Tuite, deputy of operations for ... more

The amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) visits Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchor...

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (Nov. 06, 2012) The amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) visits Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for logistic support including fuel and water. ... more

Sailors assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) watch as the ship passes through the Gatun locks,

Sailors assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioni...

PANAMA CANAL (Nov. 09, 2012) Sailors assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) watch as the ship passes through the Gatun locks, the first of three sets of l... more

The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship PCU Anchorage (LPD 23) arrives in its new homeport of San Diego.

The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship PCU Anchorage (LP...

SAN DIEGO (Nov. 21, 2012) The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship PCU Anchorage (LPD 23) arrives in its new homeport of San Diego. Anchorage, the second ship bearing the name, is schedule to have i... more

Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Adella Atwell affixes holiday lights to the aft mast of the San Antonio-class amphibious dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23).

Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Adella Atwell affixes holiday lights to t...

SAN DIEGO (Dec. 04, 2012) Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Adella Atwell affixes holiday lights to the aft mast of the San Antonio-class amphibious dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23). The lig... more

Electrician's Mate 1st Class Carlo Flores inserts light bulbs that will hang from the aft mast of the San Antonio-class amphibious dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23).

Electrician's Mate 1st Class Carlo Flores inserts light bulbs that wil...

SAN DIEGO (Dec. 04, 2012) Electrician's Mate 1st Class Carlo Flores inserts light bulbs that will hang from the aft mast of the San Antonio-class amphibious dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD... more

Tapout XT program creator Mike Karpenko, left, and Lt. Cmdr. Clinton Blankenship perform the blankout aboard (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23).

Tapout XT program creator Mike Karpenko, left, and Lt. Cmdr. Clinton B...

PORT HUENEME, Calif. (Mar. 11, 2013) Tapout XT program creator Mike Karpenko, left, and Lt. Cmdr. Clinton Blankenship, operations officer aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock shipPre-Commissio... more

Navy Junior ROTC students from Robert Service High School in Anchorage, Alaska, view San Diego Bay from the bridge wing as they tour the amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23).

Navy Junior ROTC students from Robert Service High School in Anchorage...

SAN DIEGO (Apr. 02, 2013) Navy Junior ROTC students from Robert Service High School in Anchorage, Alaska, view San Diego Bay from the bridge wing as they tour the amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissionin... more

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuels) 1st Class Patricia Fry discusses flight deck operations.

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuels) 1st Class Patricia Fry discusses fli...

SAN DIEGO (Apr. 02, 2013) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuels) 1st Class Patricia Fry discusses flight deck operations as Navy Junior ROTC students from Robert Service High School in Anchorage, Alaska, tour the am... more

Cmdr. Kevin Friel, air boss aboard the amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) discusses well deck operations.

Cmdr. Kevin Friel, air boss aboard the amphibious transport dock ship ...

SAN DIEGO (Apr. 02, 2013) Cmdr. Kevin Friel, air boss aboard the amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) discusses well deck operations as Navy Junior ROTC students from R... more

Navy Junior ROTC students from Robert Service High School in Anchorage, Alaska, tour the amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) USS Anchorage (LPD 23).

Navy Junior ROTC students from Robert Service High School in Anchorage...

SAN DIEGO (Apr. 02, 2013) Navy Junior ROTC students from Robert Service High School in Anchorage, Alaska, tour the amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) USS Anchorage (LPD 23) at its homep... more

Navy Junior ROTC students from Robert Service High School in Anchorage, Alaska, tour the amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) at its homeport of San Diego.

Navy Junior ROTC students from Robert Service High School in Anchorage...

SAN DIEGO (Apr. 02, 2013) Navy Junior ROTC students from Robert Service High School in Anchorage, Alaska, tour the amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) at its homeport ... more

Navy Junior ROTC students from Robert Service High School in Anchorage, Alaska, visit an enlisted berthing area as they tour the amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23).

Navy Junior ROTC students from Robert Service High School in Anchorage...

SAN DIEGO (Apr. 02, 2013) Navy Junior ROTC students from Robert Service High School in Anchorage, Alaska, visit an enlisted berthing area as they tour the amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (... more

Cmdr. Kevin Friel, air boss aboard the amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) discusses the ship's seal.

Cmdr. Kevin Friel, air boss aboard the amphibious transport dock ship ...

SAN DIEGO (Apr. 02, 2013) Cmdr. Kevin Friel, air boss aboard the amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) discusses the ship's seal as Navy Junior ROTC students from Robert... more

An MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Vertical Lift Squadron (VMM) 161 lifts off from the flight deck of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23).

An MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Vertical Lift Squadron (VMM) 161 li...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Apr. 22, 2013) An MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Vertical Lift Squadron (VMM) 161 lifts off from the flight deck of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (P... more

An MV-22 Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 conducts flight operations

An MV-22 Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 conduc...

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Apr. 22, 2013) An MV-22 Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 conducts flight operations on the flight deck aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship P... more

Sailors stow mooring lines after getting the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) underway from its homeport of San Diego.

Sailors stow mooring lines after getting the San Antonio-class amphibi...

SAN DIEGO (Apr. 22, 2013) Sailors stow mooring lines after getting the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) underway from its homeport of San Diego. A... more

Sailors take in mooring lines as the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) gets underway from its homeport of San Diego.

Sailors take in mooring lines as the San Antonio-class amphibious tran...

SAN DIEGO (Apr. 22, 2013) Sailors take in mooring lines as the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) gets underway from its homeport of San Diego. Anch... more

An MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Vertical Lift Squadron (VMM) 161 lifts off from the flight deck of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23).

An MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Vertical Lift Squadron (VMM) 161 li...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Apr. 22, 2013) An MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Vertical Lift Squadron (VMM) 161 lifts off from the flight deck of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (P... more

An MV-22 Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 conducts flight operations on the flight deck aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23).

An MV-22 Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 conduc...

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Apr. 22, 2013) An MV-22 Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 conducts flight operations on the flight deck aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship P... more

A U.S. Navy landing craft air cushion (LCAC) from Camp Pendleton, Calif., embarks aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23)

A U.S. Navy landing craft air cushion (LCAC) from Camp Pendleton, Cali...

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Apr. 22, 2013) A U.S. Navy landing craft air cushion (LCAC) from Camp Pendleton, Calif., embarks aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) ... more

An MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Vertical Lift Squadron (VMM) 161 approaches to land on the flight deck of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23).

An MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Vertical Lift Squadron (VMM) 161 ap...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Apr. 22, 2013) An MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Vertical Lift Squadron (VMM) 161 approaches to land on the flight deck of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning ... more

Deck department Sailors direct a landing craft air cushion (LCAC) into the well deck of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23).

Deck department Sailors direct a landing craft air cushion (LCAC) into...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Apr. 22, 2013) Deck department Sailors direct a landing craft air cushion (LCAC) into the well deck of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage ... more

An MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Vertical Lift Squadron (VMM) 161 lifts off from the flight deck of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23).

An MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Vertical Lift Squadron (VMM) 161 li...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Apr. 22, 2013) An MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Vertical Lift Squadron (VMM) 161 lifts off from the flight deck of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (P... more

Gunner's Mate 1st Class Adam Gleason teaches a weapons familiarization course for the M9 pistol.

Gunner's Mate 1st Class Adam Gleason teaches a weapons familiarization...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Apr. 23, 2013) Gunner's Mate 1st Class Adam Gleason teaches a weapons familiarization course for the M9 pistol in the indoor simulated marksmanship trainer aboard the amphibious transport dock sh... more

Gunner's Mate 1st Class Adam Gleason teaches Sailors to shoot from the kneeling position during a weapons familiarization course for the M9 pistol.

Gunner's Mate 1st Class Adam Gleason teaches Sailors to shoot from the...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Apr. 23, 2013) Gunner's Mate 1st Class Adam Gleason teaches Sailors to shoot from the kneeling position during a weapons familiarization course for the M9 pistol in the indoor simulated marksmans... more

Sailors assigned to the operations department aboard the amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23).

Sailors assigned to the operations department aboard the amphibious tr...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Apr. 23, 2013) Sailors assigned to the operations department aboard the amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) wipe down the skin of the ship during an all... more

Cmdr. Joel Stewart speaks to the ship's master aboard Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Henry J. Kaiser.

Cmdr. Joel Stewart speaks to the ship's master aboard Military Sealift...

Pacific Ocean (Apr. 23, 2013) Cmdr. Joel Stewart, commanding officer of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) speaks to the ship's master aboard Mi... more

Sailors direct an MV-22 Osprey.

Sailors direct an MV-22 Osprey.

Pacific Ocean (Apr. 23, 2013) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Diego Paredes, left, assigned to the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23)... more

Sailors assigned to the deck department conduct maintenance on life jackets in the upper vehicle stowage deck aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23).

Sailors assigned to the deck department conduct maintenance on life ja...

Pacific Ocean (Apr. 23, 2013) Sailors assigned to the deck department conduct maintenance on life jackets in the upper vehicle stowage deck aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commis... more

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Christopher Yakimovich directs an MV-22 Osprey.

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Christopher Yakimovich ...

Pacific Ocean (Apr. 23, 2013) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Christopher Yakimovich directs an MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 as it launches from the flight ... more

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Christopher Yakimowich salutes before beginning a Bluejacket of the Quarter board.

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Christopher Yakimowich ...

Pacific Ocean (Apr. 23, 2013) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Christopher Yakimowich salutes before beginning a Bluejacket of the Quarter board with representatives from the first class petty off... more

Seaman Justin Lafarlette listens to orders while participating in an underway replenishment detail aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23).

Seaman Justin Lafarlette listens to orders while participating in an u...

Pacific Ocean (Apr. 23, 2013) Seaman Justin Lafarlette listens to orders while participating in an underway replenishment detail aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Uni... more

Gunner's Mate 1st Class Adam Gleason instructs Fire Controlman 2nd Class Jason Bonds during a weapons familiarization course for the M9 pistol.

Gunner's Mate 1st Class Adam Gleason instructs Fire Controlman 2nd Cla...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Apr. 23, 2013) Gunner's Mate 1st Class Adam Gleason instructs Fire Controlman 2nd Class Jason Bonds during a weapons familiarization course for the M9 pistol in the indoor simulated marksmanship ... more

 Landing signalman enlisted communicate with flight deck control as they direct an MV-22 Osprey.

Landing signalman enlisted communicate with flight deck control as th...

Pacific Ocean (Apr. 23, 2013) Landing signalman enlisted communicate with flight deck control as they direct an MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 on the flight deck of the the ... more

Sailors man a phone and distance line as the ship takes on fuel.

Sailors man a phone and distance line as the ship takes on fuel.

Pacific Ocean (Apr. 23, 2013) Seaman Cruz Boseman, left, from Anchorage, Alaska, and other members of an underway replenishment detail aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioni... more

An MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163 approaches to land on the flight deck of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23).

An MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163...

Pacific Ocean (Apr. 23, 2013) An MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163 approaches to land on the flight deck of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioni... more

Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Andrew Alexandre answers questions from representatives of the first class petty officer's mess during a Bluejacket of the Quarter board.

Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Andrew Alexandre answers questions from r...

Pacific Ocean (Apr. 23, 2013) Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Andrew Alexandre answers questions from representatives of the first class petty officer's mess during a Bluejacket of the Quarter board in the ship's ... more

Aviation Boatswain's Mate Airman Timothy Davis prepares to chock and chain an MV-22 Osprey.

Aviation Boatswain's Mate Airman Timothy Davis prepares to chock and c...

Pacific Ocean (Apr. 23, 2013) Aviation Boatswain's Mate Airman Timothy Davis prepares to chock and chain an MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 as it lands on the flight deck of ... more

Aviation Boatswain's Mates (Handling) direct an MV-22 Osprey.

Aviation Boatswain's Mates (Handling) direct an MV-22 Osprey.

Pacific Ocean (Apr. 23, 2013) Aviation Boatswain's Mates (Handling) direct an MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 as it launches from the flight deck of the the San Antonio-class... more

Personnel Specialist 3rd Class Ernane Jimenez answers questions from representatives of the first class petty officer's mess during a Bluejacket of the Quarter board.

Personnel Specialist 3rd Class Ernane Jimenez answers questions from r...

Pacific Ocean (Apr. 23, 2013) Personnel Specialist 3rd Class Ernane Jimenez answers questions from representatives of the first class petty officer's mess during a Bluejacket of the Quarter board in the ship's ... more

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Katie Glendy, assigned to the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23), directs the launch of an MV-22 Osprey.

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Katie Glendy, assigned to ...

Pacific Ocean (Apr. 23, 2013) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Katie Glendy, assigned to the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23), directs ... more

The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) takes on fuel.

The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning...

Pacific Ocean (Apr. 23, 2013) The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) takes on fuel from the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS ... more

A Sailor directs the launch of an MV-22 Osprey.

A Sailor directs the launch of an MV-22 Osprey.

Pacific Ocean (Apr. 23, 2013) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Wilmer Ramos, assigned to San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22), turns to check the departure airsp... more

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Wilmer Ramos, assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22), turns to check the departure airspace as he directs the launch of an MV-22 Osprey.

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Wilmer Ramos, assigned ...

Pacific Ocean (Apr. 23, 2013) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Wilmer Ramos, assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22), turns to check the departure airspace as he dire... more

Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Gregory Stokes supervises an underway replenishment detail.

Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Gregory Stokes supervises an underway reple...

Pacific Ocean (Apr. 23, 2013) Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Gregory Stokes supervises an underway replenishment detail aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Ancho... more

Sailors conduct a foreign object damage (FOD) walk down before recovering aircraft on the flight deck of the the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23).

Sailors conduct a foreign object damage (FOD) walk down before recover...

Pacific Ocean (Apr. 23, 2013) Sailors conduct a foreign object damage (FOD) walk down before recovering aircraft on the flight deck of the the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning ... more

Landing signalman enlisted direct an MV-22 Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 onto the flight deck

Landing signalman enlisted direct an MV-22 Osprey from Marine Medium T...

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Apr. 23, 2013) Landing signalman enlisted direct an MV-22 Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 onto the flight deck aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport do... more

Gunner's Mate Seaman Montgomery Cox prepares to fire shot lines from the the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23).

Gunner's Mate Seaman Montgomery Cox prepares to fire shot lines from t...

Pacific Ocean (Apr. 23, 2013) Gunner's Mate Seaman Montgomery Cox prepares to fire shot lines from the the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) as the... more

Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Patrick Thompson directs an underway replenishment detail aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23).

Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Patrick Thompson directs an underway replen...

Pacific Ocean (Apr. 23, 2013) Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Patrick Thompson directs an underway replenishment detail aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchor... more

Sailors man a phone and distance line as the ship takes on fuel.

Sailors man a phone and distance line as the ship takes on fuel.

Pacific Ocean (Apr. 23, 2013) Seaman Cruz Boseman, right, from Anchorage, Alaska, and other members of an underway replenishment detail aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commission... more

Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Raul Amezcua supervises an underway replenishment detail.

Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Raul Amezcua supervises an underway repleni...

Pacific Ocean (Apr. 23, 2013) Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Raul Amezcua supervises an underway replenishment detail aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchora... more

Sailors from Anchorage, Alaska, assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23).

Sailors from Anchorage, Alaska, assigned to the amphibious transport d...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Apr. 27, 2013) Information Systems Technician 1st Class Ashley Faciane, left, assigned to the engineering department, Seaman Cruz Boseman, middle, assigned to the deck department, and Operations ... more

Air department Sailors aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) scrub the flight deck as the ship approaches the Alaska coast.

Air department Sailors aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transpo...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Apr. 30, 2013) Air department Sailors aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) scrub the flight deck as the ship approaches the Alaska coast. Anchorage i... more

Cmdr. Joel Stewart, left, commanding officer of the the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) hosts Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan.

Cmdr. Joel Stewart, left, commanding officer of the the San Antonio-cl...

COOK INLET, Alaska (Apr. 30, 2013) Cmdr. Joel Stewart, left, commanding officer of the the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) hosts Anchorage Mayor ... more

Cmdr. Joel Stewart, commanding officer of the the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23), greets Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan.

Cmdr. Joel Stewart, commanding officer of the the San Antonio-class am...

COOK INLET, Alaska (Apr. 30, 2013) Cmdr. Joel Stewart, commanding officer of the the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23), greets Anchorage Mayor Dan ... more

Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan and his wife, Lynette, tour the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23).

Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan and his wife, Lynette, tour the San Anton...

COOK INLET, Alaska (Apr. 30, 2013) Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan and his wife, Lynette, tour the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) as the ship appro... more

Cmdr. Joel Stewart, right, commanding officer of the the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23), shows Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan the view from the bridge wing.

Cmdr. Joel Stewart, right, commanding officer of the the San Antonio-c...

COOK INLET, Alaska (Apr. 30, 2013) Cmdr. Joel Stewart, right, commanding officer of the the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23), shows Anchorage Mayo... more

Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan speaks with combat systems officer Lt. Gary Ross while touring the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23).

Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan speaks with combat systems officer Lt. Ga...

COOK INLET, Alaska (Apr. 30, 2013) Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan speaks with combat systems officer Lt. Gary Ross while touring the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) A... more

Air department Sailors chock and chain a Marine Corps CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter.

Air department Sailors chock and chain a Marine Corps CH-46 Sea Knight...

COOK INLET, Alaska (Apr. 30, 2013) Air department Sailors chock and chain a Marine Corps CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter to the deck as the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (P... more

William J. Sheffield, the fifth governor of Alaska, takes in the view from the bridge wing aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23).

William J. Sheffield, the fifth governor of Alaska, takes in the view ...

COOK INLET, Alaska (Apr. 30, 2013) William J. Sheffield, the fifth governor of Alaska, takes in the view from the bridge wing aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (... more

Quartermaster Seaman Garrett Smith stands watch as a starboard lookout aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23).

Quartermaster Seaman Garrett Smith stands watch as a starboard lookout...

COOK INLET, Alaska (Apr. 30, 2013) Quartermaster Seaman Garrett Smith stands watch as a starboard lookout aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD ... more

Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan tours the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23).

Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan tours the San Antonio-class amphibious tr...

COOK INLET, Alaska (Apr. 30, 2013) Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan tours the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) as the ship approaches the coast of Ala... more

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuel) Richard St. Clair directs the recovery of helicopters on the flight deck as the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23).

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuel) Richard St. Clair directs the recover...

COOK INLET, Alaska (Apr. 30, 2013) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuel) Richard St. Clair directs the recovery of helicopters on the flight deck as the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissio... more

Sailors participate in a freshwater wash down of the foc'sle aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) as the ship approaches the Alaska coast.

Sailors participate in a freshwater wash down of the foc'sle aboard th...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Apr. 30, 2013) Sailors participate in a freshwater wash down of the foc'sle aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) as the ship... more

George Holly, right, and Alaskans from villages around south central Alaska perform as the Ida'ina Dance Group during a welcoming ceremony for the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23).

George Holly, right, and Alaskans from villages around south central A...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (May. 01, 2013) George Holly, right, and Alaskans from villages around south central Alaska perform as the Ida'ina Dance Group during a welcoming ceremony for the San Antonio-class amphibious ... more

Sailors assigned to the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) take turns riding a mechanical salmon.

Sailors assigned to the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock sh...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (May. 01, 2013) Sailors assigned to the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) take turns riding a mechanical salmon at the Dock on th... more

Sailors heave around lines as the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) moors at the Port of Anchorage.

Sailors heave around lines as the San Antonio-class amphibious transpo...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (May. 01, 2013) Sailors heave around lines as the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) moors at the Port of Anchorage. Anchorage is ... more

Seaman Jerry Paul throws a heaving line to the pier as San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) moors at the Port of Anchorage.

Seaman Jerry Paul throws a heaving line to the pier as San Antonio-cla...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (May. 01, 2013) Seaman Jerry Paul throws a heaving line to the pier as San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) moors at the Port of Anc... more

Cmdr. Joel Stewart , commanding officer of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23), answers questions about his uniform.

Cmdr. Joel Stewart , commanding officer of the San Antonio-class amphi...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (May. 01, 2013) Cmdr. Joel Stewart , commanding officer of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23), answers questions about his uni... more

Seaman Cruz Boseman, from Anchorage, Alaska, joins his family at the Dock on the Block party in downtown Anchorage.

Seaman Cruz Boseman, from Anchorage, Alaska, joins his family at the D...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (May. 01, 2013) Seaman Cruz Boseman, from Anchorage, Alaska, assigned to the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23), joins his family ... more

Sailors watch from the port bridge wing as the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) approaches the city of Anchorage, Alaska.

Sailors watch from the port bridge wing as the San Antonio-class amphi...

COOK INLET, Alaska (May. 01, 2013) Sailors watch from the port bridge wing as the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) approaches the city of Anchorag... more

Seaman Charley Farless and other line handlers heave against lines soaked in the freezing waters of Cook Inlet as the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) moors at the Port of Anchorage.

Seaman Charley Farless and other line handlers heave against lines soa...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (May. 01, 2013) Seaman Charley Farless and other line handlers heave against lines soaked in the freezing waters of Cook Inlet as the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commi... more

Cmdr. Joel Stewart, commanding officer of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) signs a white hat for a child.

Cmdr. Joel Stewart, commanding officer of the San Antonio-class amphib...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (May. 01, 2013) Cmdr. Joel Stewart, commanding officer of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23) signs a white hat for a child at ... more

U.S.  Sen. Mark Begich, from Alaska, tours an MV-22 Osprey.

U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, from Alaska, tours an MV-22 Osprey.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (May. 02, 2013) U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, from Alaska, tours an MV-22 Osprey on the flight deck aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorag... more

An amphibious transport dock ship is moored at the Port of Anchorage.

An amphibious transport dock ship is moored at the Port of Anchorage.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (May. 03, 2013) The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage (LPD 23), moored at the Port of Anchorage. Anchorage, is in its namesake city of Anc... more

Sailors and Marines man the rails during the USS Anchorage (LPD 23) commissioning ceremony.

Sailors and Marines man the rails during the USS Anchorage (LPD 23) co...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (May. 04, 2013) Sailors and Marines man the rails after bringing the ship to life during the commissioning of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) at the... more

Guests at the commissioning ceremony for the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23) gather at the ship's brow to tour the ship after it was commissioned during a snow-covered ceremony at the Port of Anchorage.

Guests at the commissioning ceremony for the San Antonio-class amphibi...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (May. 04, 2013) Guests at the commissioning ceremony for the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23) gather at the ship's brow to tour the ship after it was commissi... more

Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Adm. Cecil D. Haney arrives at the commissioning of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) at the Port of Anchorage.

Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Adm. Cecil D. Haney arrives at the comm...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (May. 04, 2013) Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Adm. Cecil D. Haney arrives at the commissioning of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) at the Port of An... more

Crew members wait in the snow during a commissioning ceremony.

Crew members wait in the snow during a commissioning ceremony.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (May. 04, 2013) Snow falls on crew members as they wait to bring the ship to life during the commissioning ceremony of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 2... more

Crew members wait to bring the ship to life during the commissioning of the USS Anchorage (LPD 23).

Crew members wait to bring the ship to life during the commissioning o...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (May. 04, 2013) Crew members wait to bring the ship to life during the commissioning of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) at the Port of Anchorage. Mo... more

Guests attend the commissioning of USS Anchorage (LPD 23).

Guests attend the commissioning of USS Anchorage (LPD 23).

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (May. 04, 2013) Guests attend the commissioning of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) at the Port of Anchorage in the cold and snow. More than 4,000 pe... more

Crew members run to bring the ship to life during the commissioning of the USS Anchorage (LPD 23).

Crew members run to bring the ship to life during the commissioning of...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (May. 04, 2013) Crew members run to bring the ship to life during the commissioning of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) at the Port of Anchorage. Mor... more

Sailors and Marines man the rails after bringing the ship to life during the commissioning of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) at the Port of Anchorage.

Sailors and Marines man the rails after bringing the ship to life duri...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (May. 04, 2013) Sailors and Marines man the rails after bringing the ship to life during the commissioning of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) at the... more

Guests listen to opening remarks during the commissioning of USS Anchorage (LPD 23).

Guests listen to opening remarks during the commissioning of USS Ancho...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (May. 04, 2013) Crew members wait to bring the ship to life as guests listen to opening remarks during the commissioning of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (... more

Crew members wait to bring the ship to life during the commissioning of the USS Anchorage (LPD 23).

Crew members wait to bring the ship to life during the commissioning o...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (May. 04, 2013) Crew members wait to bring the ship to life during the commissioning of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) at the Port of Anchorage. Mo... more

Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Adm. Cecil D. Haney speaks during the commissioning ceremony of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) at the Port of Anchorage.

Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Adm. Cecil D. Haney speaks during the c...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (May. 04, 2013) Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Adm. Cecil D. Haney speaks during the commissioning ceremony of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) at th... more

Crew members wait to bring the ship to life during the commissioning of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) at the Port of Anchorage.

Crew members wait to bring the ship to life during the commissioning o...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (May. 04, 2013) Crew members wait to bring the ship to life during the commissioning of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) at the Port of Anchorage. Mo... more

Capt. Brian Quin, former commanding officer of Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage, left, congratulates Cmdr. Joel Stewart, commanding officer for USS Anchorage (LPD 23).

Capt. Brian Quin, former commanding officer of Pre-Commissioning Unit ...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (May. 04, 2013) Capt. Brian Quin, former commanding officer of Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Anchorage, left, congratulates Cmdr. Joel Stewart, commanding officer for USS Anchorage (LPD 23) at ... more