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Welcome aboard USS Boxer (LHD 4).

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<ul><li> 1. COMMAND MISSION USS Boxer is the fourth of eight ships in the Wasp-class of large deck multipurpose amphibious assault ships built by Ingalls Shipbuilding Division of Litton Industries in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The primary mission of the Wasp-class is as the centerpiece of and Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG). A multi mission ESG is fully capable of amphibious assault, special forces operations, as well as noncombatant evacuation and humanitarian missions.SHIPS CHARACTERISTICS Boxer and her sister ships are the first specifically designed to accomodate landing craft air cushion (LCAC) for fast troop movement over the beach and Harrier II (AV-8B) V/STOL (Vertical/ Short Take-Off and Landing) jets, which provide close-in air support for assault forces. The ship can also accommodate a full range of Navy and Marine Corps helicopters, conventional landing craft and amphibious vehicles.Built by: Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Mississippi Keel Laid: 8 April 1991 Comissioned: 11 February 1995 Beam: 106 Feet Speed: 20+ Knots Length: 844 Feet Displacement: 40,500 Tons Accommodations: 1,174 Crew/ 2,070 TroopsAIRCRAFTAV-8B Harrier II MH-60S Seahawk Single- engine, single seat The MH-60S Seahawk Range 1700nm missions are Anti-Surface un-refueled. 25mm Warfare, combat support, cannon, Sidewinder and humanitarian disaster relief Maverick missles. Cluster and more. Holds crew of and laser guided bombs. five and 6,000 lbs of cargo.CH-53E Super Stallion Primarily used to transport supplies and equipment. Carries 24 fully equipped troops, 24 litter patients and 4 attendents or 18,000 lbs of cargo internal or 30,000 external.AH-1Z Super Cobra Twin engine, gun ship. Tandem seating for a gunner (forward) and pilot. Nose turret with a 20-mm 3 barrel cannon. Stub wings carry rocket packs.HONOR . COURAGE . STRENGTHMV-22 Osprey Multi-mission tiltrotor aircraft with both vertical takeoff and Landing (VTOL) and short take off and landing (STOL) capability.Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) High speed, over-thebeach, non-displacement craft designed to transport troops, light vehicles, equipment and cargo.</li></ul> <p> 2. WELCOME ABOARDWELCOME FROM BOXERS COMMANDING OFFICER Welcome aboard USS Boxer (LHD 4). A multi-purpose amphibious assault ship, Boxer is capable of performing a multitude of missions in support of national interests and objectives. Boxer and the other ships in the Wasp class are vital to todays Navy and are intrumental in conducting maritime security operations around the world. Our ability to conduct amphibious operations and support rotary wing aircraft and fixed wing AV-8B Harrier jets places us at the tip of the spear. All of this would mean nothing if it were not for the fine men and women who make up Boxers crew. From the engineers down in the engine roon providing power to the ship, to the flight deck crew launching and recovering aircraft, the men and women on board Boxer are commited to meeting every challenge. The Sailors on board this ship demonstrate pride and professionalism in all they do. Thier ability to take fight to the enemy around the world is a testament to the commitment of each Sailor on board. It is with great honor and a deep sense of pride that I welcome you to Americas Golden Gator.USS BOXER USS BOXER (LHD 4) FPO AP 96661-1663 LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/USSBOXERLHD 4</p>