130826-N-YQ852-036 SAN DIEGO (Aug. 26, 2013) The amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) transits San Diego Harbor as the ship returns from Pacific Partnership 2013. Pacific Partnership, a mission in which U.S. Navy forces were joined by non-governmental organizations and regional partners that included Australia, Canada, Colombia, France, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and New Zealand to improve maritime security, conduct humanitarian assistance and strengthen disaster-response preparedness in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shawnte Bryan/Released)
CPR 3 Assumes ISIC Duties for USS Pearl Harbor

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Commander, Amphibious Squadron (CPR) 3 assumed immediate superior in command responsibilities for dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), May 9.

The CPR 3 staff worked with Expeditionary Strike Group 3, Pearl Harbor and CPR 5 for several months to ensure an effective turnover.

In the upcoming months, Pearl Harbor will conduct several training and certification events to confirm the ship's ability to perform safe and effective operations during real world operations at sea.

"As a prior commanding officer of Pearl Harbor, I am looking forward to working with her crew once again," said Capt. Homer R. Denius, commodore, CPR 3. "Pearl Harbor has a demanding schedule ahead of them, but we will work together to successfully accomplish our mission."

Cmdr. Judd Krier, commanding officer of Pearl Harbor, said he looks forward to the upcoming opportunities for the ship's crew to work alongside the staff of CPR 3.

"The Pearl Harbor crew and I are very excited to join the team at Amphibious Squadron 3," said Krier. "We bring with us the most modern and updated LSD on the San Diego waterfront. I am very proud of all the hard work the crew has accomplished to make this possible."

As ISIC to seven ships, CPR 3 oversees the tactical proficiency, administrative support and material readiness of its ships, ensuring they are combat-ready and prepared to answer the nation's call.

For more information on Commander, Amphibious Squadron 3 visit: http://www.public.navy.mil/surfor/cpr3/

For more news from Expeditionary Strike Group 3, visit http://www.navy.mil/local/esg3/.

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