USS Denver Returns Home 
by Ens. Jonathan Peterson, USS Denver Public Affairs 
SASEBO, Japan - Amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9) returned to Sasebo following the completion of her scheduled patrol on Oct. 16.

The four month journey took Denver and her crew to Okinawa, the coast of Australia, and Timor-Leste (East Timor). Sailors and Marines conducted joint-force exercises and operations with the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Readiness Group and the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). Denver conducted exercise Koolendong, the 31st MEU’s certification exercise (CERTEX), and Talisman Saber 2013.

In addition to conducting exercises and operations with friendly military forces, many Sailors and Marines volunteered to step out into the local population and participate in various community service projects.

“I am incredibly proud of the success of this crew,” said Capt. Kevin P. Lenox, commanding officer, USS Denver. “Every challenge [the crew] faced on this patrol, from material challenges to long hours to schedule uncertainty; they met each with resolve and high spirits. It's humbling to lead such a capable crew and I'm proud to be bringing every single one of them home to Sasebo after our successes this year.”

Denver reports to Commander, Amphibious Force 7th Fleet, Rear Adm. Hugh D. Wetherald and is part of the Bonhomme Richard ARG.
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