USS Harpers Ferry
"First In Freedom"
 
LSD49
SOUTH CHINA SEA (Aug. 4, 2016) Ens. Daniel Drew stands watch as the conning officer aboard the dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) as the ship transits the South China Sea. Harpers Ferry, part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group, with embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operation in support of security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary Eshleman/Released)
USS Harpers Ferry Completes South China Sea Patrol

SOUTH CHINA SEA – The dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) conducted a transit through the South China Sea, Aug. 4. 

“All watch standers were vigilant in their duties throughout the night, ensuring timely effective reports to the pilothouse and CIC [combat information center] which culminated in safe navigation and a successful evolution,” said Ensign Brad Taylor, who was the officer of the deck during the patrol.

The transit followed Harpers Ferry’s participation in a subject matter expert exchange with the Indonesian Marine Corps, Aug. 1, which allowed U.S. Sailors and Marines to share tactics and capabilities with their Indonesian counterparts.

Harpers Ferry, part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group, with the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) and amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans (LPD 18) and the embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is operating in the Western Pacific in support of security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

While in 7th Fleet, Harpers Ferry and the 13th MEU are currently assigned to Commander, Amphibious Force U.S. 7th Fleet, the Navy's only forward-deployed amphibious force, headquartered at White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa.

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