Boxer Sailors and Marines make Hawaiian Port Visit
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class T.S. Hall, USS Boxer (LHD 4) Public Affairs
Saturday, 18 July 2009 13:26

PEARL HARBOR, HAWAII – After a nearly seven month deployment, Boxer Amphibious Ready Group/13th Marine Expeditionary Unit made a scheduled port visit in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii July 17.

Sailors and Marines got the opportunity to enjoy some much needed rest and relaxation as they prepare for their final journey to San Diego.

“Hawaii means home – the United States,” said Boxer’s Commanding Officer Captain Mark Cedrun. “This is the perfect place to catch your breath and prepare for homecoming,” said Cedrun.

Boxer’s Morale Welfare and Recreation Department arranged numerous tours and activities for the crew including a snorkeling trip and a hike up one of Oahu’s most recognized landmarks, Diamond Head State Monument. The crew also enjoyed shopping for gifts and the scenic beauty of the islands.
Boxer will undergo some brief scheduled maintenance before continuing on to its homeport of San Diego.

Boxer and BOXARG is comprised of Amphibious Squadron 5, USS Boxer (LHD 4), USS New Orleans (LPD 18), USS Comstock (LSD 45), USCGC Boutwell (WHEC 719), USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21 Detachment 3, Naval Beach Group 1, Assault Craft Unit 5, Assault Craft Unit 1, Beach Master Unit 1 and Fleet Surgical Team 5.

The 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit is comprised of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 163 (Reinforced), Combat Logistics Battalion 13 and Battalion Landing Team 1/1.
Last Updated on Saturday, 18 July 2009 15:20