ANCHORAGE represents the expeditionary character and versatility of maritime forces that the San Antonio Class amphibious ships was built to deploy, implementing forward presence, deterrence, sea control, power projection, maritime security, responses to crises worldwide, and humanitarian assistance/disaster response wherever and whenever needed. These expeditionary forces mix highly mobile air and ground, repowered with self-sustainable forces that can quickly project compelling power, withdraw rapidly, and then reconstitute to re-deploy for follow-on missions.
ANCHORAGE may also be called upon to render humanitarian aid much as U.S.S. MESA VERDE (LPD 19) performed along with other forces after the devastating Haiti earthquake in 2010. Designed from the keel up for such missions, ANCHORAGE is capable of supporting sustained and continuous operations in this challenging environment.
Keel Laid : September 24, 2007
Christening: May 14, 2011
Commissioning: May 4, 2013 in Anchorage, AK

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