An island, and province, in the Visayan Islands, central Philippines.
Webster (ARV-2) was originally authorized for acquisition by the U.S. Navy as Masbate (ARG-15), but on 22 February 1944 she was reclassified as ARV-2 and on 30 March she was renamed Webster (q.v.) prior to being acquired and commissioned by the U.S. Navy.
Masbate City, officially the City of Masbate (Masbateño: Syudad san Masbate Hiligaynon: Dakbanwa sang Masbate Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Masbate/Syudad sa Masbate Waray: Syudad san Masbate Central Bikol: Syudad nin Masbate Tagalog: Lungsod ng Masbate), is a 4th class component city and capital of the province of Masbate, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 95,389 people. 
- Rodeo Capital of Southeast Asia
- Melting Pot of Diverse Cultures and Traditions in Central Philippines
As the only city in the province, Masbate City serves as the province's main commercial center and chief seaport. The city is more or less situated at the center of Masbate province and Masbate Island, about 212 aerial miles and 362 nautical miles from Manila. It is noted for its well-protected seaport, with Ticao Island acting as barrier against the effects of inclement weather from the north-east. Being located at the central part of the Philippine archipelago, the city serves as Bicol Region's gateway to the Visayas and Mindanao. It is accessible through sea and air transportation.
Masbate Province History
Archaeological finds such as polished stone adzes from Mt. Batungan in Mandaon Municipality have been carbon-dated to be around 3,000 years old. Therefore, it is believed that people settled in the area long before the Spaniards arrived in the Philippines.
It is not known how the name Masbate came to be. However, Spanish records referred to a place called Masbad where gold abound.
In 1569, The Spaniards led by Augustinian Fray Alonzo Jimenez landed in Burias and baptized its chieftain Buaya. From then on, they christianized the local population, built churches and forts and established parishes.These parishes were under the jurisdiction of Nueva Caceres based in Naga, Camarines.
Masbate used to be part of Albay and later Sorsogon. On December 15, 1920, it finally gained its status as a regular province by virtue of Commonwealth Act No. 2934. Pablo de la Rosa was elected as its first representative at the 6th Philippine Legislature (1922-1925).
Published June 8, 2021, 2:28 PM
The communist rebels must be prosecuted and penalized for committing an international crime after it launched a landmine explosion that killed two people in Masbate, Malacañang said Tuesday.Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque (File photo/Malacañang)
Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said the New People’s Army rebels behind the attack were “guilty” of such war crime, citing the 1997 international pact that bans the use of anti-personnel landmines in warfare.
“‘Yan ay isang international crime at importante na mahuli, malitis, maparusahan ang mga tao ng NPA na patuloy na gumagamit ng landmines (That is an international crime and it is important the NPA members using the landmines must be caught, prosecuted and punished),” Roque said during a televised press briefing Tuesday, June 8.
“Inuulit ko po (I repeat) that’s an international crime, a crime against the international community that is worst crime can commit and the NPA is guilty of it,” he said.
Reports said the landmine blast claimed the lives of Keith Absalon, 21, a football varsity player of the Far Eastern University (FEU), and his cousin, Nolven Absalon, 40. Nolven’s son, 16, was injured from the mine blast allegedly planted by NPA rebels last June 6.
Roque said such anti-personnel landmines have been prohibited since they do not distinguish between combatants and civilians.
“Hindi lang yan krimen dito sa Pilipinas (It is a crime not just in the Philippines), that is a crime against humanity. It is a war crime. Ipinagbabawal ‘yan ng Ottawa Convention (That is prohibited by the Ottawa Convention),” Roque said.
“Ang landmines po ay nilalabag ang prinsipyo ng distinction sa international humanitarian law dahil kahit sinong paa po ay puwedeng mag-trigger ng pagsabog niyan. hindi lang paa ng mandirigma (The landmines violate the principle of distinction under the international humanitarian law because anyone’s foot can trigger the blast. It’s not just the combatant’s),” he said.
In a televised address Monday, June 7, the President denounced the communist rebels for their atrocities, including the recent attack on troops involved in a food aid mission in Quezon City. He criticized the rebels for their “sheer brutality” as he vowed to bring the perpetrators of the attack to justice.
Duterte said peace talks would succeed during his term or any other president if the rebels would not stop their atrocities against the people. Peace negotiations with the rebels were terminated by the government back in 2017 in protest of their attacks on government troops and the civilian populace.
Mga Bayan Baguhin
Impormasyon tungkol sa mga bayan Baguhin
Ang Milagros ay unang naging silyo, baryo at munisipyo. Ang unang pangalan nito ay asid dahil malapit sa ilog ng asid ngunit pinalitan ito ng Milagros mula sa Kastilang salitang "Milagro" na ang ibig sabihin ay himala. Ito ay dahil sa isang himalang nangyari noong panahon. Ito ay may 27 na barangay. Ang pangunahing pinagkukunan ng ikabubuhay ay pangingisda, pagsasaka at pag–aalaga ng baka.
Ang munisipyo ay nanggaling sa salitang "Mandaon" nanganguhulugan muhon. Ito ay ang bundok ng Elijan sa poblasyon na makikita ng pumapasok na manlalakbay kanit malayo pa. sa paglipas ng panahon. Ito na ang ginamit ng mga tao. Ang mandaon ay naging baryo ng Milagros at naging Munisipyo noong 1949.
Ang kasaysayan ng Mobo ay nagsmula noong ika-17 daantaon. Ito ang pinakamatandang bayan sa Masbate. Ito ang unang kapital ng Masbate sa kalagitnaang bahaging panahon ng Espanya. Nang ilipat ng governador ang kanayang tahanan sa Masbate, ang Masbate ang naging kapital. Noong 1910, ang Mobo ay naging baryo ng Masbate at naging munisipyo noong 1949. Ang Mobo ay mula sa kawayang panghuli sa alimango at hipon tinatawag na "bobo". Sa paglipas ng panahon ito ay naging Mobo.
Ang pook na ito ay nasa isla ng Ticao. Ito ay nagmula s pangalan ng bunga ng punong kahoy, "Batuan". Ito ay dating bahagi ng san Fernando at naging munispyo sa ilalalim ng RA 642 noong 11 Hunyo 1951. Pagsasaka ang pangunahing hanapbuhay ng mga tao at niyog ang kanilang produkto.
Ang pook ng bayang ito ay naging bahagi ng pastulan ni Don Jose Muñoz, isang Kastila na naninirahan sa Maynila. Ang kanyang administrador ay gumawa ng maraming koral na naging kulungan ng mga Baka sa gabi. Dahil dito nagkalat ang dumi ng baka. Tinawag ito ng mga tao na "tai". Dahil sa pangit na salitang ito, minabuti nilang palitan ang "Kataihan" sa Cataingan. Ang Cataingan ay dating bahagi ng palanas at sa pamumuno ni Alejandro Yanson ito ay naging munisipyo noong 7 Hulyo 1885.
Noong unang panahon, ang isla ng Burias ay di pa naaabot ng tao. Sa paglipas ng panahon, ilang Bicolano at Tagalog ang unang naninirahan doon. Dahil sa kaunti lang ang populasyon, ito ang naging taguan ng mga Muslim noong panahon ng Kastila. Isang Gobernador-Heneral ng Espanya na si Narciso Claveria ay nakarating sa pook na ito sa pagtugis ng mga Muslim. Upang karapat-dapat na binigyang halaga nag pagdaong niya, pinagalanan niyang Claveria ang lugar na ito. Ito ay naging Munisipyo noong 1 Setyembre 1959 sa bisa ng R.A. blg. 2187. Pagsasaka ang pangunahing industriya at ang mga produkto ay copra, mais at bigas.
Ang pangalang "Palanas" ay kinuha sa salitang ang ibig sabihin ay malat at lantay na bato. Noong panahon ng Kastila. Ang palanas ay isa nang "Cabeza De Barangay" na pinamumunuan ng taga-dimasalang at napilitang ilipat ang pamumunuan doon. Naging Cabeza De Barangay ang dimasalang at ang palanas ay isang maliit barangay na lamang. Noong 11 Hunyo 1951, ito ay naging munispyo.
Pio V. Corpus Baguhin
Ang bayan ng Pio V. Corpus ay mahigit na 100 kilometro mula sa Masbate. Ito ay isang baryong pinangalanang limbuhan mula sa salitang "Limbo" na ang ibig sabihin ay ipu-ipo. Ito ay naging munisipyo sa bias ng proklamasyon noong 1951. ang bagong pangalan ay mula sa nasirang Don Pio V. Corpus, isang mambabatas. Ang pook na ito ay may lawak na 11,400 ektarya at 3,420 nito ay may kapatagan sa pangangalaga ng baka.
San Pascual Baguhin
Ang San Pascual ay isa sa dalawang munisipyo na binubuo ng isla ng burias. Noong 1569, ay di inaasahang natuklasan nina Martin De Goiti at Juan Salcedo ang Burias. Pinakawalan nila ang mag bilanggo sa islang ito. Nang ang pamahalaan ng Espanya ay nagpadala ng mga misyonero sa iba't ibang kapuluan, sila ay nagdala ng mga imahin ng santo. At isa rito ay si St. Pascual Baylon na naging paborito ng mga tao. Sa pagdami ng tao, ang pamahalaan ng Espanya ay nagtayo ng Pamahalaang Politico–Militar sa isla ng Burias. Ito ay hinati sa 2 munisipyo: San Pascual at Claveria.
Ang pook ng Aroroy ay binigyan ng pangalan ng mga mangagalakal na Intsik na mangunguha ng ginto sa Ilog Guinobatan. Mula sa salitang "el oro" ginawa itong "aloloy" ng mga Intsik dahil sa kahirapan sa pagbikas ng "r" sa katagalan ng panahon ito ay ginawang "aroroy". Ang lumang pook ay nasa Lanang noong 17 dantaon ayon sa dokumeto sa "Royal Grants" na ngayon ay nasa pag-iingat ng mga may-ari ng lupa. Ito ay inilipat sa lungib ngunit dahils a namamtay ang tatlong pari sa pook na iyon, ito ay muling inilipat sa San Agustin. Ang San Agustin ay mahirap abutin ng transportasyon kaya ang munisipyo ay itinatag sa aroroy. Ang unang alkalde ay si Florentino Vital noong 1901.
Ang pook na ito ay nakilala dahil sa malalaking kalapati na ang tawag ay "Balud". Ito ay matatagpuan sa Timog Kanluran bahagi ng Masbate. Ito ay paharap sa Panay kaya ang unang namumuhay dito ay galing sa islang iyon. Dahil dito, ang naging salita ay Hiligaynon. Noong 948, ito ay bahagi ng munisipyo Milagros at nagkaroon ng kasarinlan noong 19 Agosto 1949. Ito ay may 32 barangay na may lawak na 22, 363 ektarya. Ang pangunahin produkto ay bigas at mais.
Ang Baleno ay orihinal na baryo ng Aroroy noong 1949. ayon sa nilikhang batas ito ay naging munisipyo ng lalawigan ng Masbate. Ito ay may 24 na barangay na may populasyon 20,000. Ang munisipyong ito ay mabundok at mga lawak ay 17,000 ektarya. Ang mga produkto rito ay kopra, bigas at mais. Pagsasaka at pangingisda ang kabuhayan ng mga tao.
Ang mga tao na nagaling sa Cebu at Leyte ay naninirahan sa ilog Cawayan. Pinangalanan nila ang pook na ito ng "Corocawayan" mula sa isang halaman na kagaya ng Kawayan at tumutubo nang marami sa may ilog. Sa maraming taon, dumami ang populasyon ng corocawayan at noong 1937 ito ay naging baryo sa ilalim ng pamamahal ng Milagros. Pinaikli ang pangalan nito sa Cawayan, pagkatapos ng digmaan ito ay naging munisipyo noong 27 Agosto 1947 ayon sa EO blg. 662.
Noong 1875, may dalawang munisipyo lamang sa silangan bahagi ng Masbate. Ito ay ang Palanas at Uson. Sa pagitan nito ay ang Naro Bay naging dahilan ng di – pagkaunawaan ng dalawang lugar dahil sa hanggahan. Ang munisipyo ay pormal na inilipat sa Naro mula sa Palanas. Ang Naro ay pinalitan ng pangalan at ginawang Dimasalang, ang pangalang – panulat ni Dr. Jose Rizal.
Nang naihiwalay ang Placer sa Cataingan at naging munisipyo noong 1948, ang Esperanza ay naging baryo nito. Sa panunungkulan ni Pangulong Carlos P. Garcia, ang Esperanza ay naging munisipyo ayon sa EO blg. 337 noong 7 Mayo 1959.
Ang Monreal ay isang Sityo ng Baranggay Famosa ng San Jacinto. Ang sityong ito ay tinawag na Ago dahil sa maraming tanim na "Agoho" rito. Ito ay mabilis na umunlad higit pa sa Famosa. Nang si Dr. Bernardo Monreal ito ay naging munisipyo noong 31 Agosto 1958 ayon sa EO blg. 236.
San Fernando Baguhin
Ang mga unang naninirahan dito ay dumating sa pamamagitan ng bangka at tinawag ito na Boro-barangay. Ang lugar ay umuunlad at naging bayan ng tabuan na mula sa "Tabon" – isang ibon. Sa panahon ng Kastila, ang unang paring Katoliko sa baying ito ay si Padre Fernando. Mabuti siyang pari at nang siya ay pumanaw, ang pook ay pinangalang San Fernando. Pagsasaka at pangingisda ang pinakamahalagang hanapbuhay ng mga tao.
San Jacinto Baguhin
Noong 1609, ilang muslim ang naninirahan sa bayan ng San Jacinto. Nang dumating ang mga Ingles, tinanong nila ang mga pangalan ng pook. Isang matanda ang nagbabayo ng "Tigao–tigao", isang halaman na ginagamit sa paglalason ng isda. Nang tanungin siya kung ano ang pangalan ng pook na iyon ang sagot niya ay “Tigao”. Nang ang Nueva Caceres ay ginawang bishopric ng ambus Camarines, ang Tigao ay sumailalim sa pamamahala nito. Ang isla ay pinangalanang Tigao-tigao at ang sityo ay San Jacinto, mula sa Kastilang pari.
Nakuha ang Uson ang pangalan sa "Uson-uson" na ang ibig sabihin ay mga lupain na hinugis ng alimango. Ito ay naging munisipyo sa bisang EO blg. 81 noong 1 Nobyembre 1911 kasabay ng Dimasalang. Pagkatapos ng pangalawang digmaan, ito ay naging munisipyo muli noong 18 Agosto 1949.
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Masbate, island and town, central Philippines. Masbate island is part of the Visayan island group, bordered by the Sibuyan (west), Visayan (south), and Samar (east) seas. The island lies 30 miles (48 km) southwest of the southern tip of Luzon and is V-shaped, with the open end of the V forming the Asid Gulf on the south. The discontinuous highlands that stretch along both arms of the V represent the major structural arcs of the Philippine archipelago. Masbate’s interior consists of rolling hills grasslands cover two-thirds of the island. Agriculture (corn [maize], rice, and root crops) is the dominant economic activity. The island has several livestock ranches and a government cattle-breeding station. Commercial fishing is concentrated in the southwest near Balud. Gold was mined for centuries near Aroroy in the north operations declined in the 1960s, but they resumed in 2007 on the remaining substantial reserves there. Copper is found in the southeast.
Masbate town, located on the northeastern coast of the island, is the commercial centre, with trade in copra, corn, fish, and cattle the town has an airport. Cataingan, Placer, Milagros, and Dimasalang are other important towns. Area 1,262 square miles (3,269 square km). Pop. (2000) island, 707,668 mun., 71,441 (2010) island, 834,650 mun., 85,227.
This article was most recently revised and updated by Kenneth Pletcher, Senior Editor.
History of Argentina
The following discussion focuses on events in Argentina from the time of European settlement. For events in a regional context, see Latin America, history of. Events that affected northwestern Argentina prior to the 16th century are described in pre-Columbian civilizations: Andean civilization.
This happened in Argentina following an electoral reform of 1912 that made universal male suffrage effective for the first time and paved the way for the Radical Civic Union party, with strong middle-class support, to take power four years later. In Chile a reformist coalition won the election…
…was seldom necessary, and in Argentina change came from outside, in the form of Great Britain’s embarrassing defeat of the Argentine military government’s 1982 attempt to reoccupy the Falkland (Malvinas) Islands that Britain had seized a century and a half before. That fiasco completed the discrediting of the Argentine regime…
, attended by representatives of Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Britain, Chile, France, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, the United States, and the Soviet Union.
…of the 12 governments (Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Chile, France, Japan, New Zealand, Norway
…their ships visited ports in Argentina en route to the Straits of Magellan. The first recorded bout on the mainland occurred in 1903 between combatants identified as Paddy McCarthy and Abelardo Robassio. Thereafter British seamen organized local tournaments, and the first official boxing federation was founded in Chile in 1912.…
…a brutal political regime in Argentina from 1829 to 1852. Seeing his homeland split into partisan factions, Rosas sought to ensure a kind of peace by achieving the ultimate victory of one side. His iron-fisted administration, which made use of propaganda and a secret police force, pursued the interests of…
…and declared the independence of Argentina from Spain on July 9, 1816.
Argentina, Chile, and the United Kingdom, each of which claims the island, all have operated stations there. Volcanic eruptions and earthquakes disturbed the island in 1967 and thereafter.
…from 1976 to 1983 by Argentina’s military dictatorship against suspected left-wing political opponents. It is estimated that between 10,000 and 30,000 citizens were killed many of them were “disappeared”—seized by the authorities and never heard from again.
…took their inspiration from the Argentine flags carried by José de San Martín and his Army of the Andes. Victorious against the Spanish at the Battle of Pichincha on May 24, 1822, General Antonio José de Sucre hoisted the horizontal yellow-blue-red tricolour that Francisco de Miranda had flown in 1806…
Argentina based its claim to the Falklands on papal bulls of 1493 modified by the Treaty of Tordesillas (1494), by which Spain and Portugal had divided the New World between themselves on succession from Spain on the islands’ proximity to South America and on the…
…brief undeclared war fought between Argentina and Great Britain in 1982 over control of the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) and associated island dependencies.
…of South America when the Argentine military ruler, Lieutenant General Leopoldo Galtieri—apparently to distract attention from the abuses of his dictatorship and an ailing economy at home—broke off talks concerning sovereignty over the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) and invaded the remote archipelago in April 1982. The British government of Margaret…
… between the United Kingdom and Argentina in 1982 exhibited the tactical environment of sea-based forces fighting land-based forces in the guided-missile era. In this, the only extended naval campaign after World War II, were observed several modern influences on naval combat. First, submarines were formidable weapons, not only in the…
In Argentina, for example, weaknesses in fiscal policy and three years of recession led to the ratio of government debt to gross domestic product (GDP) increasing from 37.7 percent at the end of 1997 to 62 percent at the end of 2001. Despite the provision of…
Argentine radio, for example, broadcast mostly music and news, with a “top 100 hits” format rating among the most popular. Although formatting was similar to that in stations in the United States, tango and other Latin music was common.
…States were especially popular in Argentina, where a boxing match between the American Jack Dempsey and the Argentine Luis Firpo in September 1923 was an enormously successful early broadcast that spurred sales of radio sets. In addition, dance music from the United States such as the fox-trot, boogie-woogie, and swing…
Argentine radio offered four national networks, three of them privately owned. Brazilian stations, all of them private, were required to carry a daily government program, but half their time on the air was given over to music. While many countries imported receivers, Chile manufactured enough…
Brazil and Argentina, on the other hand, experienced the emergence of unique systems of farming by European immigrants, which brought modern wage systems to important areas of their economies. Indeed, in those countries, immigration of Italians, Spaniards, and other Europeans transformed the ethnic composition and habits of…
…majority of those went to Argentina (more than half) and Brazil (more than one-third). Although many later left, the demographic and sociocultural impact of that influx was tremendous in Argentina, Uruguay, and (to a lesser extent) in southern Brazil. Immigration to other countries was numerically insignificant (although socioculturally meaningful), except…
The Río de La Plata region had been very much on the edges of the Latin American world since the conquest. The first founding of Buenos Aires in the early 16th century had failed, the survivors having taken refuge in the lands of the…
By the time of Le Corbusier’s Buenos Aires lectures in 1929, there was already a group of Argentine architects working in the modern vocabulary. The project for the Sugar City (1924)—a Marxist, perhaps utopian, experiment in the rural Tucumán province—by Alberto Prebisch and Ernesto…
…a three-year trade pact between Argentina and Great Britain, signed in May 1933, that guaranteed Argentina a fixed share in the British meat market and eliminated tariffs on Argentine cereals. In return, Argentina agreed to restrictions with regard to trade and currency exchange, and it preserved Britain’s commercial interests in…
…revolutions against Spanish rule in Argentina (1812), Chile (1818), and Peru (1821).
…single problem in assessing the American Indian art of this region is the unfortunate historical tendency to lump everything together under the heading “Inca,” as though no other culture had ever attained significance. In point of fact, when one undertakes to examine the continent critically, it is evident that the…
…Pampas of central and northern Argentina and western Uruguay. The Ona occupied the islands of Tierra del Fuego. The brush-covered, semi-arid Patagonian plateau was the home of the Tehuelche, while the Puelche and Querandí inhabited the flat grassy Pampas. The Charrúa lived in the grasslands north of the Río de…
… and the allied countries of Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay.
When Argentina denied his request for transit of a Paraguayan army, he declared war on Argentina as well, in March 1865. In May, as Paraguayan troops were approaching, a puppet Uruguayan government signed the Treaty of the Triple Alliance with Brazil and Argentina, committing all three…
…following a costly war with Argentina (1825–28), appointed few mazombos (Brazilian Creoles) to high office, overly preoccupied himself with Portuguese affairs, failed to get along with the legislature, and signed treaties with Great Britain that kept import duties low and exacted a promise to abolish the slave trade. As a…
…to accept the declaration of Argentine independence in 1810 as applying to Paraguay. Nor could an Argentine army under Gen. Manuel Belgrano enforce Paraguayan acceptance, as Paraguayan militia repulsed Belgrano’s forces in 1811. Later, however, when the Spanish governor sought assistance from the Portuguese in defending the colony from further…
…a buffer between Brazil and Argentina the nation’s strategic location also served British interests by guaranteeing that the Río de la Plata would remain an international waterway. On July 18, 1830, when the constitution for the Oriental State of Uruguay was approved, the country had scarcely 74,000 inhabitants.
Masbate ARG-15 - History
The Boxer (LHD 4) is the sixth Wasp-class amphibious assault ship of the United States Navy. She is the sixth U.S. Navy ship to bear the name for a British ship captured by the Americans during the War of 1812. The ship's keel was authenticated on April 8, 1991.
August 28, 1993 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Boxer was christened during a ceremony at Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Mrs. Becky Miller served as sponsor of the ship. Capt. Robert E. Annis is the prospective commanding officer.
November 21, 1994 After post-launch outfitting and testing, Ingalls delivered the PCU Boxer to the U.S. Navy.
USS Boxer was commissioned on February 11, 1995, and departed on Feb. 20 for sea trials and a voyage to its homeport in San Diego, Calif.
February 26, The Boxer anchored in Cristobal Harbor, Panama, before commencing Panama Canal transit. Port visit to Mazatlan, Mexico, from March 8-11.
March 15, USS Boxer arrived in its homeport of Naval Station San Diego after a four-week transit from Pascagoula, Mississippi Commenced a two-month shipyard availability on March 26.
June 19, LHD 4 departed San Diego for a 25-day underway to conduct Combat Systems Ship qualification Testing (CSSQT) Conducted Command Assessment of Readiness and Training (CART) I from July 31- Aug. 4 Underway for CART II from Aug. 7-11 Underway for a Tailored Ship's Training Availability (TSTA) I on Sept. 1.
September 19, USS Boxer conducted its first AV-8B flight operations off the coast of southern California Returned home on Sept. 2?.
January 24, 1996 USS Boxer departed homeport for sea trials after a three-week restricted availability.
March 12, The Boxer entered the Long Beach Naval Shipyard for a two-month Post Shakedown Availability (PSA) Underway for a Dependent's Day Cruise, en route to Naval Station San Diego, on May 10 Underway for TSTA II from May 13- June 7 Underway for TSTA III/FEP from July 8-19 Anchored off Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, from July 26-2?.
August 23, The amphibious assault ship departed San Diego en route to Pearl Harbor for magneting deperming Underway for Comprehensive Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) 96-24M, in the Hawaiian Op. Area, on Sept. 3.
October 2, Capt. James K. Moran relieved Capt. Robert E. Annis as CO of the Boxer.
October 10, USS Boxer departed homeport for the second phase of COMPTUEX Inport San Francisco, Calif., for Fleet Week from Oct. 12-1? Underway for COMPTUEX 96-18M from Nov. 6-15.
March 24, 1997 USS Boxer departed Naval Station San Diego for its maiden deployment.
September 24, The Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th MEU returned home after a six-month deployment to the western Pacific, Red Sea, Arabian Gulf and Indian Ocean. The ship traveled more than 30,000 miles and visited 11 ports in nine countries.
December 5, 1998 USS Boxer ARG, along with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), departed San Diego for its second deployment in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet AoR.
December 30, LHD 4 anchored in Victoria Harbour for a three-day liberty port visit to Hong Kong Inport Singapore from January 6-11.
January 13, 1999 The Boxer anchored off the coast of Phuket for a five-day liberty port visit Departed Thailand earlier than scheduled, in support of Non-Combatant Evacuation (NEO) contingency operations during the Ethiopia/Eritrea conflict.
March 1, The amphibious assault ship anchored off the coast of Manama, Bahrain, for a one-day port call Anchored off Bahrain again from March 4-7 Inport Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., from March 12-16 Anchored off Kuwait City, Kuwait, for standdown from March 27- April 3.
April 9, USS Boxer pulled into Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates, for a week-long liberty visit to Dubai Anchored off Bali, Indonesia, from April 29- May 4 Inport Townsville, Australia, from May 11-16.
June 5, USS Boxer returned to San Diego after a week-long Tiger Cruise from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, completing the six-month deployment.
August 19, The Boxer commenced a nine-week Preventive Maintenance Availability (PMA) while moored at Naval Station San Diego.
September 24, Capt. Stephen D. Doyle relieved Capt. Robert C. Massey as commanding officer of the Boxer.
October 18, The Boxer departed homeport for a four-day underway to conduct All Comers At Sea Training (ACAT) Underway for CART II from Nov. 16-19.
January 11, 2000 USS Boxer depated homeport for a 10-day Tailored Ship's Training Availability (TSTA) A Underway for TSTA B from Jan. 19-28 and Feb. 14-18 Underway for TSTA II from March ?-10.
From April 3-14, the Boxer was underway for Amphibious Specialty Training (AST) Underway for Amphibious Orientation Training (AOT) from May 22-25.
May 30, USS Boxer departed Naval Station San Diego to participate in a biennial multi-national exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2000, in the Hawaiian Op. Area Returned home on July 13.
October 5, USS Boxer pulled into San Francisco, Calif., for a six-day port visit to participate in annual Fleet Week celebration Returned home on Oct. 1? Underway for INSURV inspection on Oct. 17 Underway for COMPTUEX from Oct. 30- Nov. 9 Underway for ammo onload from Nov. 13-17.
December 2, The Boxer anchored off the coast of Mazatlan, Mexico, for a four-day port visit.
March 13, 2001 USS Boxer departed San Diego for a scheduled six-month deployment with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU).
November 25, The Boxer entered the National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) shipyard in San Diego for a four-month Drydocking Phased Maintenance Availability (DPMA).
May 11, 2002 USS Boxer returned to homeport after a five-day underway of Command Assessment of Readiness and Training (CART) II Underway again for AAV Ops. from May 15-17.
June 10, The amphibious assault ship departed San Diego for TSTA A Port visit to Mazatlan, Mexico, from June 15-18 Conducted TSTA B from June 18- July 4 Underway for TSTA II from July 8-13.
From July 24- August 3, the Boxer participated in a Joint Forces Command Exercise Millennium Challenge, off the coast of southern California Underway for Amphibious Orientation Training (AOT) from Aug. 19-24 Underway for TSTA II from Aug. 27- Sept. 7 Underway for TSTA III from Sept. 18-27.
September 25, Capt. Thomas D. Crowley relieved Capt. Stephen D. Doyle as CO of the Boxer during a change-of-command ceremony aboard the ship, while underway in the SOCAL Op. Area.
October 12, USS Boxer arrived in San Francisco for a three-day port visit to participate in annual Fleet Week celebration.
In October, after a highy successful POTUS security operations, the Boxer conducted Underway Demonstration followed by the Final Evaluation Problem (FEP).
From Oct. 24-29, the amphibious assault ship participated in Medical Contingency Operation off the coast of Cabo San Lucas, Baja California, Mexico.
January 17, 2003 USS Boxer departed Naval Station San Diego, as part of the seven ships Amphibious Task Force (ATF) West, for a surge Middle East deployment.
From Feb. 24 through March 1, the Boxer offloaded Marines and equipment while anchored off Kuwait Naval Base.
April 1, U.S. Army Pfc. Jessica D. Lynch, captured by the Iraqis when her convoy was ambushed on March 23, was rescued from Saddam Hospital, An Nasiriyah. The daring operation by Task Force 20, including CH-46E Sea Knights from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 165, CH-53E Super Stallions and Navy SEALs, began at midnight, supported by Marines from Task Force Charlie, who staged a diversionary attack to draw away Iraqi irregulars.
On April 20, USS Boxer, along with USS Tarawa (LHA 1), USS Saipan (LHA 2), USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), USS Bataan (LHD 5) and USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), operated with 26 other ships of Task Force 51 in the northern Arabian Gulf, comprising the largest concentration of amphibious power since the Korean War.
April 27, LHD 4 pulled into Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates, for a week-long liberty port visit to Dubai.
USS Boxer operated in the Arabian Gulf for the duration of Operation Iraqi Freedom conducting coalition air control and identification, and providing sea-based support to Marine aviation units and U.S. and coalition ships in the region. Crew members also participated in mine countermeasure and small boat operations.
June 20, The Boxer arrived in Sydney, Australia, for a four-day port call Inport Townsville from June 28- July 1.
July 14, The amphibious assault ship pulled into Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, for a three-day port call to embark friends and family members for a Tiger Cruise.
July 26, USS Boxer returned to San Diego after more than a six-month combat deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Global War on Terrorism.
October 2, The Boxer departed homeport for a Friends and Family Day Cruise Underway for ammo offload from Nov. 2-7 Inport San Francisco, Calif., from Nov. 13-16.
January 14, 2004 USS Boxer departed Naval Base San Diego in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 2 force rotation. As part of the OIF 2 FR, the "Golden Gator" is providing amphibious lift for a portion of the equipment and personnel from the I Marine Expeditionary Force stationed at Camp Pendleton, Calif., and 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif.
February 6, The amphibious assault ship moored at Changi Naval Base in Singapore for a brief port call.
From February 19-28, the Boxer offloaded more than 200 U.S. Marine personnel and their equipment onto Kuwait Naval Base, along with the 16 CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 466, 150 trucks with trailers, several aircraft towing vehicles and multiple large containers of ammunition.
March 1, USS Boxer moored at Quay 9 in Port of Jebel Ali, U.A.E., for a three-day liberty visit to Dubai Inport Goa, India, from March 9-12 Moored at Changi Naval Base in Singapore from March 20-23.
March 30, The Boxer arrived in Naval Base Sasebo, Japan, for a five-day port call and to exchange two landing craft air cushion (LCAC) vehicles that had been brought from San Diego. Assault Craft Unit 5 took charge of the two Sasebo LCACs, for a transport back to Camp Pendleton, Calif., for a routine overhaul.
April 16, LHD 4 pulled into Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, for a four-day port visit and to embark several members of the Afloat Training Group, Pacific, to conduct the Command Assessment of Readiness and Training (CART).
April 29, USS Boxer returned to San Diego after completing three-and-a-half month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet Areas of Responsibility (AoR).
From June 7-11, the amphibious assault ship conducted deck landing qualifications and Type Training off the coast of southern California.
June 21, Capt. Thomas J. Culora relieved Capt. Thomas D. Crowley as CO of the "Golden Gator."
July 12, The Boxer departed homeport for a Tailored Ship's Training Availability (TSTA) Commenced a Planned Maintenance Availability (PMA), while moored pierside at Naval Base San Diego, on Sept. 15 Underway for a Shakedown Cruise from Dec. 6-7 Underway for a Friends and Family Day Cruise on Dec. 8 Underway for Type Training from Jan. 18-21 Underway for a Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) assessment on March 9.
April 29, 2005 USS Boxer departed San Diego for a scheduled western Pacific deployment.
May 17, LHD 4 arrived at Naval Station Sasebo, Japan, for a two-day port visit Moored at Navy Pier in White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa, from May 21-2?.
May 30, USS Boxer, along with the USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), arrived in Darwin, Australia, for a scheduled port visit.
June 8, The Boxer arrived in Townsville, Australia, for a scheduled port visit before participating in a biannual joint exercise Talisman Saber 2005 Inport Townsville again from 26-2?.
July 5, USS Boxer moored at Changi Naval Base in Singapore for a two-day port call.
July 8, The amphibious assault ship moored in Port of Kuantan, Malaysia, for a four-day port visit before participating in a Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise Inport Kuantan again from July 15-19.
July 30, LHD 4 arrived in White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa, to prepare for the third annual Joint Air and Sea Exercise (JASEX) with the USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Strike Group, U.S. Air Force 18th Wing, 5th Air Force and I Marine Air Wing.
August 15, The "Golden Gator" arrived in Sasebo, Japan, for a two-day port call after wrapping up the third annual Joint Air and Sea Exercise (JASEX) on Aug. 13.
August 25, The Boxer pulled into Majuro, Marshall Islands, for a four-day port visit Moored at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, to embark "Tigers" from Sept. ?-7.
September 14, USS Boxer returned to San Diego after a four-and-a-half month deployment.
October 8, The Boxer pulled into San Francisco for a four-day port visit to participate in the annual Fleet Week celebration.
December 8, Capt. Bruce W. Nichols relieved Capt. Thomas J. Culora as CO of the Boxer during a change-of-command ceremony aboard the ship.
December 12, LHD 4 departed homeport for three days of shipboard training and flight deck qualifications.
January 16, 2006 USS Boxer is currently underway off the coast of southern California as a test platform for the Unit Level Training and Assessment program. ULTRA is designed to test the ship's various training teams' capabilities and readiness.
June 6, The amphibious assault ship is currently underway off the coast of southern California for routine training Underway for a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) from July 1?-28 Underway for a Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) on Aug. 1?.
September 13, USS Boxer departed Naval Station San Diego for a scheduled deployment, with the 15th MEU, in support of the Global War on Terrorism.
September 23, LHD 4 ESG, along with USS Greenville (SSN 772), conducted Undersea Warfare Exercise (USWEX) in the waters around the Hawaiian Islands from Sept. 19-22. This was the fourth such USWEX that CTF 12 has coordinated so far this year. Expeditionary Strike Group Five, commanded by Rear Adm. Mark W. Balmert, pulled into Pearl Harbor on Sept. 22 to transfer command from Balmert to Capt. David Angood, commodore of Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 5.
October 12, The Boxer moored at Changi Naval Base in Singapore for a scheduled port visit.
October 25, USS Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group and the Indian navy's western Fleet commenced exercise Malabar 2006, while underway off the southwest coast of India Inport Mumbai, India, from Oct. 31- Nov. 3.
November 8, The Boxer ESG entered the U.S. Cental Command AoR in support of maritime security operations (MSO).
November 19, The amphibious assault ship anchored at Sitrah Anchorage for a two-day port visit to Manama, Bahrain Inport Manama again from Dec. 30- Jan. 8.
January 28, 2007 USS Boxer moored at Quay 9 in Port of Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates, for a five-day liberty visit to Dubai Inport Manama again from Feb. 20-25.
April 14, The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) completed its return to the Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group, after conducting security operations in Iraq since mid-November. The first group arrived on Boxer on April 8. It took several more days to complete the return of nearly 2,000 Marines.
April 29, The Boxer pulled into Fremantle, Australia, for a four-day liberty port visit Inport Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, from May 22-2?.
May 23, Capt. Matthew J. McCloskey relieved Capt. Bruce W. Nichols as CO of the LHD 4 during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship in Pearl Harbor.
May 31, USS Boxer returned to San Diego after a nearly nine-month extended deployment in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet AoR.
July 13, The amphibious assault ship recently departed homeport to offload ammunition off the coast of Camp Pendleton.
December 12, The Boxer returned to Naval Base San Diego after a two-day underway for sea trials, following a twelve-week Phased Maintenance Availability (PMA).
From January 10-16, 2008, USS Boxer was underway off the southern California coast preparing for its upcoming series of Unit Level Training Assessments (ULTRA) in February.
February 29, Rear Adm. Kevin M. Quinn relieved Vice Adm. Terrance T. Etnyre as a temporary Commander, Naval Surface Forces during a change-of-command ceremony aboard the Boxer.
March 13, The "Golden Gator" completed a six-day certifications for flight deck and well deck operations while underway off the coast of southern California.
April 28, USS Boxer, along with various embarked units and non-governmental organizations (NGO), departed homeport en route to Latin America nations in support of the Pacific Phase of Continuing Promise (CP) 2008.
May 6, The amphibious assault ship arrived in Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala, for a 12-day port visit.
May 19, LHD 4 pulled into Acajutla, El Salvador, for the second stop of Continuing Promise '08 Inport Callao, Peru, from June 7-? Returned to San Diego on June 26.
September 13, Capt. Mark E. Cedrun relieved Capt. Matthew J. McCloskey as commanding officer of the USS Boxer during a ceremony aboard the ship.
September 19, USS Boxer returned to homeport after a four-day underway in the SOCAL Op. Area, during which the crew conducted training and tested a new shipboard missile guidance system. The ship was fitted with a prototype electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) camera integrated into the missile director system to acquire and engage targets. The system is the first of its kind in the Navy and was used during the underway to successfully fire three RIM-7 NATO Sea Sparrow missiles.
October 16, The Boxer ESG completed their ten days Expeditionary Strike Group Integration (ESGINT) exercise, off the coast of southern California, in preparation for the upcoming deployment early next year. Marine Medium Helicopter (HMM) Squadron 163 (Reinforced), embarked aboard the Boxer, is among the first squadrons to operate the new Bell UH-1Y "Huey" helicopter.
December 1, LHD 4 departed homeport for a Certification Exercise (CERTEX) with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit.
January 9, 2009 USS Boxer departed San Diego for a scheduled deployment to the western Pacific and Arabian Gulf.
February 19, The amphibious assault ship recently anchored off Phuket, Thailand, for a liberty port visit.
March 8, USS Boxer assumed the role as flagship for Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, after arriving in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AoR).
March 13, A fire broke out on the flight deck of USS Boxer at approximately 4:15 p.m., while refueling an AH-1W Super Cobra in the Gulf of Aden. Two Sailors sustained light injuries and are expected to make a full recovery within the week.
April 5, Rear Adm. Michelle Howard relieved Rear Adm. Terry McKnight as commander of Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 2, during a change-of-command ceremony aboard the Boxer. In 1999, taking the helm of USS Rushmore (LSD 47), Howard became the first African-American woman to command a U.S. Navy ship.
April 13, A 28-foot lifeboat from the U.S.-flagged container ship Maersk Alabama is hoisted aboard USS Boxer to be processed for evidence after the successful rescue of Capt. Richard Phillips. He was held captive by suspected Somali pirates in the lifeboat in the Indian Ocean for five days after a failed hijacking attempt off the Somali coast.
May 19, The Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and 13th MEU began a weeklong ARG/Marine Expeditionary Unit Exercise (MEUEX) in the Gulf of Aden and ashore at Camp Lemonier in Djibouti.
June 25, LHD 4 ARG anchored off the coast of Phuket for another liberty visit to Thailand Moored at Naval Station Pearl Harbor from July 17-2?.
August 1, USS Boxer moored at Naval Base San Diego following a seven-month deployment in support of Maritime Security Operations (MSO).
January 22, 2010 Capt. Frank J. Michael relieved Capt. Mark E. Cedrun as CO of the Boxer during a change-of-command ceremony aboard the ship.
April 1, LHD 4 departed dry-dock at the National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) shipyard, following a four-month Drydocking Planned Maintenance Availability (DPMA).
June 10, The "Golden Gator" moored at Naval Base San Diego after underway sea trials off the coast of southern California Underway again on July ?.
September 19, The amphibious assault ship is currently underway for a Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) assessment.
October 1, USS Boxer rendered assistance to sixteen passengers of a distressed boat found off the West Coast. The fiberglass motorboat had experienced engine problems on the night of Sept. 30 and had been stranded for 14 hours until lookouts aboard the Boxer spotted it.
October 16, LHD 4 is currently underway for Amphibious Squadron (Phibron)/Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration Training (PMINT), with the 13th MEU Underway for a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) on Nov. 4 Underway for a Certification Exercise (CERTEX) on Dec. ? Underway for routine training on Feb. 1?.
February 22, 2011 USS Boxer ARG departed Naval Base San Diego for a scheduled Middle East deployment.
March 1, LHD 4 pulled into Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a routine port call Entered the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AoR) on March 24 Inport Salalah, Oman, from March 31- April 3.
July 14, Capt. Kevin P. Flanagan relieved Capt. Frank J. Michael as CO of USS Boxer during a change-of-command ceremony aboard the ship, while underway in the Gulf of Aden.
July 29, Search operations for Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) 2nd Class Matthew Bergman concluded at 6:22 p.m. local time, in the Gulf of Aden. He was reported missing July 26 after did not report for watch and a search of the ship failed to locate him.
August 22, The Boxer ARG anchored off the coast of Phuket, Thailand, for a three-day liberty port visit Inport Hong Kong from Aug. 31- Sept. 4 Moored at Apra Harbor, Guam, from Sept. 9-1?.
September 20, The Boxer Amphibious Ready Group pulled into Pearl Harbor for a scheduled port visit to embark "Tigers."
September 30, USS Boxer returned to San Diego after a seven-month deployment.
December 14, The Defense Department has awarded General Dynamics NASSCO about $15 million to perform repairs and upgrades on the USS Boxer. The amphibious assault ship recently returned to homeport after conducting a post-deployment ammunition offload, off the coast of southern California. The work will be completed by May 2012.
January 11, 2012 The Boxer commenced a four-and-a-half month Planned Maintenance Availability (PMA).
July 19, Vice Adm. Thomas H. Copeman, III relieved Vice Adm. Richard W. Hunt as Commander, Naval Surface Forces (SURFOR) and Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (SURFPAC), during a change-of-command ceremony on board the LHD 4.
August 27, USS Boxer departed Naval Base San Diego for flight deck certification in the SOCAL Op. Area. Underway for sea trials and certification from Sept. 25-27 Underway again from Oct. 1-3 and on Oct. 9.
October 18, The Boxer conducted ammunition onload with the USS Makin Island (LHD 8) and Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook, Calif., while anchored off Camp Pendleton, from Oct. 15-17 Underway for flight deck certification on Oct. 29 Underway for routine training on Nov. 13 or earlier Underway for ammo onload from Dec. 3-7.
January 11, 2013 Capt. John E. Gumbleton relieved Capt. Kevin P. Flanagan as CO of the Boxer during a change-of-command ceremony aboard the ship at sea.
February 4, The amphibious assault ship departed Naval Base San Diego to participate in exercise Iron Fist 2013 with elements from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), off the coast of southern California, through Feb. 15.
From March 19-20, USS Boxer was anchored off Camp Pendleton for ammo onload.
June 11, The Boxer ARG departed San Diego for a 17-day underway to conduct Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON)/Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration Training (PMINT), with the 13th MEU, embedded into a multinational amphibious exercise Dawn Blitz 2013, with the 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB), Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) and Royal Canadian Navy ships.
July 8, LHD 4 departed Naval Base San Diego for an 11-day Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX). Underway for CERTEX from July 26- Aug. 7.
August 23, USS Boxer departed homeport for a scheduled deployment. She is the first West Coast-based amphibious assault ship to deploy with MV-22 Osprey aircraft aboard.
August 29, The Boxer ARG arrived off the coast of Hawaii to participate in an amphibious training exercise, from Aug. 30- Sept. 1.
September 16, USS Boxer moored at Alava Pier in Subic Bay, Philippines, for a four-day port call before participating in at-sea phase of Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) 2014.
October 2, The amphibious assault ship moored at Berth 3/4, Changi Naval Base for a three-day port visit to Singapore. The ARG arrived in the Central Command AoR on Oct. 12.
October 24, LHD 4 commenced offload of Marines and equipment at Arta Beach, Djibouti, for a month-long sustainment training exercises with the French military.
October 31, The Boxer participated in a passing exercise (PASSEX) with the Royal Navy&rsquos Response Force Task Group (RFTG) flagship HMS Illustrious (R 06), south of Salalah, Oman Inport Salalah from Nov. 2-6 Entered the Arabian Gulf on Nov. 27.
December 14, USS Boxer departed Jebel Ali, U.A.E., after a week-long upkeep.
January 15, 2014 The Boxer moored at Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Bahrain, for a five-day port call in conjunction with Bahrain International Airshow.
February 8, USS Boxer moored at Aqaba Naval Base, Jordan, for a four-day port call to conduct agricultural counter-measure washdowns of all embarked equipment.
February 12, USS Boxer moored at Container Terminal in Port of Eilat, Israel, for a five-day port visit Departed the Central Command (CENTCOM) Area of Operation (AoO) on March 11.
March 18, The amphibious assault ship moored at Berth 3/4, Changi Naval Base in Singapore for a three-day port call.
March 30, The Boxer ARG is currently participating in annual combined exercise Ssang Yong, off the coast of Pohang, with the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) ARG and the Republic of Korea (ROK) Flotilla Five.
April 15, LHD 4 moored at Berth K10-11 in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, for a two-day port call to embark friends and family members for a Tiger Cruise.
April 25, USS Boxer returned to Naval Base San Diego after an eight-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet AoR.
June 2, General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. (NASSCO) was awarded a $20,7 million modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-4404) for the USS Boxer's Phased Maintenance Availability (PMA).
June 3, The Boxer is currently underway for ammo offload off the coast of Camp Pendleton, Calif.
July 2, Capt. Wayne R. Brown relieved Capt. John E. Gumbleton as the 14th CO of Boxer during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship at Pier 13, Naval Base San Diego.
September 29, General Dynamics NASSCO was awarded a $36,2 million modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-4404) for the USS Boxer's PMA.
September 29, Rear Adm. Frank L. Ponds, Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 3, relieved of his duty Capt. Wayne Brown as the results of a command investigation into Equal Opportunity concerns. Capt. Keith Moore, deputy commodore of PHIBRON 1, assumed temporary command of the LHD 4.
October 31, Capt. Martin L. Pompeo relieved Capt. Keith G. Moore as commanding officer of the USS Boxer.
February 23, 2015 The Boxer moved from Pier 13 to Pier 2 at Naval Base San Diego Underway for sea trials and flight deck certification from March 18-26 Anchored south off Coronado from March 26-29 Anchored off Camp Pendleton for ammo onload from March 30- April 1 Returned home on April 3.
April 30, USS Boxer departed San Diego for well deck and flight deck certifications Anchored off Coronado from May 3-4 and 8-10 Moored at Berth 5, Pier 8 on May 12 Underway for routine training from June 1-5.
June 5, Capt. Michael S. Ruth relieved Capt. Martin L. Pompeo as CO of the Boxer during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship at Pier 8.
July 23, LHD 4 departed homeport en route to Seattle, Wash., after a six-week Continuous Maintenance Availability (CMAV) Moored at Naval Station Everett from July 27-28.
July 28, USS Boxer moored at Pier 90 in Port of Seattle for a six-day visit to participate in annual Seafair Fleet Week celebration Returned to San Diego on Aug. 7.
August 31, The Boxer departed Naval Base San Diego for an 11-day underway to participate in annual amphibious landing exercise Dawn Blitz, off the coast of Camp Pendleton, with the USS New Orleans (LPD 18), USS Somerset (LPD 25), USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), SS Curtis (T-AVB 4), USS Shoup (DDG 86), USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110), JS Hyuga (DDH 181), JS Kunisaki (LST 4003), JS Ashigara (DDG 178), ARM Usumacinta (A412), ARM Revolucion (P164) and the 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB).
September 25, USS Boxer departed homeport for a week-long underway to participate in Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1/Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration Training (PMINT), with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Underway for a Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) assessment on Oct. 6.
October 19, The Boxer ARG departed San Diego for an 18-day underway to participate in a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) and Task Group Exercise (TGEX) with the Royal Canadian Navy ships.
November 9, The amphibious assault ship departed homeport for a routine training in the SOCAL Op. Area Anchored south off Coronado from Nov. 14-15 Moored at Berth 5, Pier 8 on Nov. 16 Underway for a Certification Exercise (CERTEX) from Dec. 3-16 Underway for a Sustainment Exercise (SUSTEX) and MISSILEX from Jan. 15-22.
February 12, 2016 USS Boxer departed Pier 8, Naval Base San Diego for a scheduled Middle East deployment.
February 19, The Boxer ARG arrived off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii, for a sustainment training exercise at Bellows Training Area Entered the U.S. 7th Fleet AoO on Feb. 27.
March 8, USS Boxer ARG joined the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7 and the Republic of Korea (ROK) Flotilla Five, for a photographic exercise (PHOTOEX) off the east coast of Korea, before participating in amphibious landing exercise Ssang Yong 2016, as part of the annual joint exercise Foal Eagle Anchored off Pohang from March 10-14 Transited the Taiwan Strait southbound on March 20.
March 21, The Boxer anchored at Western Anchorage #2 in Victoria Harbour for a four-day liberty port visit to Hong Kong Transited the Strait of Singapore on March 29 Entered the U.S. Central Command Area of Operations (AoO) on April 4.
April 10, LHD 4 commenced offload of Marines and equipment at Arta Beach, Djibouti, for sustainment training exercises with the French military Transited the Strait of Hormuz northbound on June 5.
June 7, USS Boxer moored at Berth 13, Mina Salman Port in Manama, Bahrain, for a four-day liberty visit.
June 16, AV-8B Harriers, assigned to the "Black Sheep" of Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 214 Detachment, conducted their first combat missions in Iraq, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
June 23, The Boxer moored at Berth 58, Quay 9 in Port of Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates, for a week-long liberty visit to Dubai.
July 7, Capt. Patrick V. Foege relieved Capt. Keith G. Moore as Commander, Amphibious Squadron (COMPHIBRON) 1 during a change-of-command ceremony aboard the USS Boxer, while underway in the Arabian Gulf.
July 15, USS Boxer departed Arabian Gulf after transiting the Strait of Hormuz southbound.
July 16, The Boxer moored at Berth 2 in Port of Sultan Qaboos for a four-day liberty visit to Muscat, Oman Transited the Strait of Malacca southbound from July 29-30.
July 30, USS Boxer moored at Berth 3/4, Changi Naval Base in Singapore for a five-day liberty port visit Participated in a Passing Exercise (PASSEX) with the HMAS Success (AOR 304) on Aug. 4.
August 9, USS Boxer moored at Sepanggar Naval Base, Malaysia, for a four-day port visit to Kota Kinabalu Transited the Balabac Strait on Aug. 14 Entered the U.S. 3rd Fleet AoR on Aug. 25.
August 29, The amphibious assault ship moored at Wharf K10/K11 on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, for a four-day port visit and to embark friends and family members for a Tiger Cruise Offload off Camp Pendleton, Calif., from Sept. 9-10.
September 12, USS Boxer moored at Berth 5, Pier 8 on Naval Base San Diego following a seven-month deployment.
October 19, LHD 4 departed homeport for burials at sea, amphibious operations with the 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion (AABN) and to offload ordnance at the NWS Fallbrook Anchored off Camp Pendleton North from Oct. 24-26 Moored at Berth 5, Pier 8 on Oct. 27.
October 28, General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. (NASSCO) was awarded a $83 million modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-4404) for the Phased Maintenance Availability (PMA) of USS Boxer. Work is expected to be completed by October 2017.
December 8, Capt. Benjamin J. Allbritton relieved Capt. Michael S. Ruth as the 17th CO of Boxer during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship at Pier 8.
December 13, USS Boxer moved "dead-stick" from Naval Base San Diego to Berth 4 at NASSCO shipyard.
October 4, 2017 The Boxer moved "dead-stick" from NASSCO shipyard to Berth 6, Pier 7 on Naval Base San Diego.
December 1, Capt. Brad L. Arthur relieved Capt. Michael A. Crary as Commander, Amphibious Squadron (COMPHIBRON) 5 during a change-of-command ceremony on board the Boxer.
March 2, 2018 USS Boxer suffered a major electrical fire while underway off the coast of southern California. There were no injuries, but the damage to the ship&rsquos compartments and systems were extensive.
March 5, The Boxer moored at Berth 5, Pier 2 on Naval Base San Diego after a six-day underway for sea trials.
July 19, Capt. Ronald A. Dowdell relieved Capt. Benjamin J. Allbritton as CO of the Boxer during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship.
August 17, The Boxer moored at Berth 5, Pier 2 after a 17-day underway, off the coast of southern California, for routine training and flight deck certification Underway again on Sept. 23.
From September 24-27, the Boxer was anchored off the coast of Camp Pendleton North to onload ammunition from the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and NWS Fallbrook Conducted DLQs with two AV-8B Harriers, assigned to the Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 214, on Sept. 29.
October 4, USS Boxer conducted a replenishment-at-sea with the USNS Yukon (T-AO 202), while underway southwest of San Clemente Island Conducted well deck certification from Oct. 9-11.?
October 17, The Boxer moored at Berth 6, Pier 7 on Naval Base San Diego Underway again from Oct. 19-26 and Nov. 6-9 Underway for a Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise from Dec. 15-19.
January 15, 2019 USS Boxer departed homeport to participate in Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 5/Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration Training (PMINT), with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Participated in a missile exercise (MISSILEX) on Jan. 29 Moored at Berth 6, Pier 7 on Jan. 31 Underway for ARG/MEUEX from Feb. 12-28.
April 1, LHD 4 moored at Berth 6, Pier 2 on Naval Base San Diego after a 19-day underway for Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX).
May 1, USS Boxer departed San Diego for a scheduled Middle East deployment.
May 10, The Boxer ARG recently arrived off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii, for a sustainment training exercise at the Bellows Training Area Moored at Wharf K10/K11 on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam from May 14-16.
May 27, US Boxer conducted a replenishment-at-sea with the USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4), while underway northwest of Guam Conducted a replenishment-at-sea with the USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200) on May 28 Transited the Surigao Strait southbound on June 1 Transited the Singapore Strait westbound on June 5.
June 7, USS Boxer participated in a photo exercise (PHOTOEX) with the FS Charles de Gaulle (R91), FS Latouche-Treville (D646), FS Provence (D652) and FS Marne (A630), while underway in the Andaman Sea Anchored off Phuket, Thailand, from June 8-13 Conducted a replenishment-at-sea with the USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE 11), while underway in the Bay of Bengal, on June 17.
June 27, The Boxer ARG recently arrived in the Gulf of Aden for Maritime Security Operations (MSO) Conducted a replenishment-at-sea with the USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) and USNS Cesar Chavez (T-AKE 14) on June 30.
July 2, Capt. Jason A. Burns relieved Capt. Brad L. Arthur as Commander, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 5 during a change-of-command ceremony aboard the Boxer.
July 5, The Boxer ARG conducted a replenishment-at-sea with the USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) and USNS Cesar Chavez, while underway in the Gulf of Aden Conducted a replenishment-at-sea with the USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) and USNS Tippecanoe, while underway in the North Arabian Sea, on July 14 Transited the Strait of Hormuz northbound, escorted by USS Bainbridge (DDG 96), on July 18.
July 19, USS Boxer, along with the USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), conducted a replenishment-at-sea with the USNS Big Horn, while underway in the Central Arabian Gulf Commenced offload of Marines and equipment, while anchored off Kuwait Naval Base, for a sustainment training on July 21 Conducted a replenishment-at-sea again on July 24.
July 25, USS Boxer moored at Berth 6, Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP) in Hidd, Bahrain, for an eight-day upkeep and a liberty visit to Manama Conducted a replenishment-at-sea with the USNS Tippecanoe and USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3) on Aug. 10 Transited the Strait of Hormuz southbound on Aug. 12 Transited the Bab el-Mandeb Strait northbound on Aug. 18.
August 21, LHD 4 transited the Strait of Tiran northbound in support of the annual multinational exercise Eager Lion 2019 Moored at Aqaba Naval Base, Jordan, from Aug. 29-31 Conducted a replenishment-at-sea with the USNS Tippecanoe, while underway in the northern Red Sea, on Sept. 6 Transited the Bab el-Mandeb Strait southbound on Sept. 13.
September 15, Capt. Roger D. Heinken, Jr., relieved Capt. Ronald A. Dowdell as CO of the Boxer during a change-of-command ceremony aboard the ship, while underway in the Gulf of Aden.
September 17, The Boxer ARG conducted a replenishment-at-sea with the USNS Tippecanoe and USNS Cesar Chavez, while underway in the Gulf of Aden Departed the Central Command Area of Operations (AoO) on Sept. 23.
September 26, USS Boxer conducted a replenishment-at-sea with the USNS Washington Chambers, while underway off the north coast of Sumatra Transited the Malacca Strait southbound on Sept. 27 Transited the Singapore Strait eastbound on Sept. 28 Conducted a replenishment-at-sea with the USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) on Sept. 28.
October 2, The Boxer arrived off the coast of Sabah, Malaysia, to participate in a joint amphibious exercise Tiger Strike 2019 Participated in a photo exercise (PHOTOEX) with the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) CSG on Oct. 6 Conducted a replenishment-at-sea with the USNS Rappahannock, while underway in the South China Sea, on Oct. 9 and 16th.
October 26, The Boxer conducted a replenishment-at-sea with the USNS Pecos (T-AO 197), while underway in the Philippine Sea Conducted a replenishment-at-sea with the USNS Rappahannock and USNS Washington Chambers, while underway approximately 50 n.m. northwest of Guam, on Oct. 29 Moored at Berth 2/3, Tango Wharf in Apra Harbor from Oct. 30- Nov. 4.
November 13, The amphibious assault ship moored at Pier H3 on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, for a five-day port visit and to embark friends and family members for a Tiger Cruise Arrived off Camp Pendleton for offload on Nov. 24.
November 27, USS Boxer moored at Berth 6, Pier 13 on Naval Base San Diego following a seven-month deployment.
January 23, 2020 The Boxer returned to homeport after a two-day underway off the coast of southern California Underway again from Jan. 28-29 and Feb. 18-21 Underway for a Friends and Family Day Cruise on March 6.
March 27, BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair was awarded a $200,3 million contract for the execution of the USS Boxer's Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA). Work is expected to be completed by December 2021.
April 30, The Boxer departed Naval Base San Diego for routine operations off the coast of southern California Anchored off Camp Pendleton North for ammo offload from May 2-7 Moored at Berth 5, Pier 13 on May 8.
June 30, USS Boxer recently entered the Pride of California Dry Dock on BAE Systems shipyard.
February 11, 2021 Capt. Kathleen M. Ellis relieved Capt. Roger D. Heinken, Jr., as the 20th CO of Boxer during a change-of-command ceremony on board the USS Midway Museum.
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Islandhopping Geek's Travel Guide
RORO Bus daily trip from Cebu on its way to Masbate City via Cataingan
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I. CATAINGAN, MASBATE TO POLAMBATO, BOGO CITY
Departs daily at 12 Noon. Regular fare is at 456 Pesos + terminal fee. Discounted fares are available for Students, PWD and Senior Citizen.
Motorcycle fare (125cc)- 2,088 Pesos + wharfage fee
Private vehicle (SUV)- 5,220 Pesos + wharfage fee
Sedan- 4,176 Pesos + wharfage fee
POLAMBATO TO CATAINGAN
Departs daily at 12 Midnight and arrive at approximately six hours after. Fares same as above.
II. CAWAYAN, MASBATE TO POLAMBATO, BOGO CITY
Departs daily at 12 Noon and arrive at 6 PM
SUV fare – Php 4,000 (including the driver) + wharfage fee.
Motorcle – Php 1,500 (including driver) plus 45 Pesos for wharfage fees.
For additional infos regarding this route you may contact this mobile # 0997 887 9611.
POLAMBATO TO CAWAYAN, MASBATE
Departs daily at 12 Midnight and arrive at 6 AM. Fare is at Php 400 (Regular) + terminal fee. Discounted fares available for Students, PWD & Senior Citizen.
III. CATAINGAN, MASBATE TO CEBU CITY
M/V Lapu-lapu Ferry at Cataingan Port
LAPU-LAPU SHIPPING LINES
Departs every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 7 PM. Fares are as follows:
CEBU CITY TO CATAINGAN, MASBATE
Departs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7 PM and arrive at approximately 4 AM. Fares same as above.