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Date
Squadrons
Battle Group
 Area of operations
Operations/
 Exercises
Ports of call
August 27, 1980 -
February 25,1981
HMM-162 Rein
HMH-362 Det.
HML-167 Det.
HMA-269 Det.
VMA-231 Det.
VMO-1 Det.
LPD 15
Northern Atlantic
Mediterranean
Indian Ocean
Teamwork '80
Capo Tuelada
PHIBLEX 11-80A
Portsmouth, England
Lisbon, Portugal
Rota, Spain (2)
Mombasa, Kenya
Diego Garcia
Naples, Italy (2)
Barcelona, Spain
September 3, 1981 -
February 24, 1982
HMM-264 Rein
HML-167 Det.
HMA-269 Det.
LPD 1
LKA 117
LST 1179
Mediterranean
Arabian Sea
Ocean Venture VII
Display Determination '81
CRISEX
Bright Star '82
PHIBLEX
National Week
Rota, Spain (2)
Naples, Italy
Souda Bay, Greece
Valencia, Spain
Athens, Greece
Barcelona, Spain
Toulon, France
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
January 22, 1985 -
August 9, 1985
HMM-162 Rein
HMH-461 Det.
HML-167 Det.
LPD 13
LST 1192
Mediterranean
Sardinia '85
Distant Hammer
Rota, Spain (2)
Malaga, Spain
Valencia, Spain
Augusta Bay, Italy
Marseille, France
Livorno, Italy
Naples, Italy
Trieste, Italy
Benidorm, Spain
August 17, 1986 -
February 24, 1987
HMM-162 Rein
 
Mediterranean
Northern Wedding
African Eagle
National Week
Larvik, Norway
Copenhagen, Norway
Roterrdam, Netherlands
Portsmouth, England
Rota, Spain (3)
Malaga, Spain
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Marseille, France
Toulon, France
Venice, Italy
Trieste, Italy
Augusta Bay, Italy
March 7, 1990
September 7, 1990
HMM-261 Rein
HMH-362 Det.
HML/A-167 Det.
VMA-223 Det.
LPD 15
LST 1181
Mediterranean
Eastern Atlantic 
PHIBLEX
Dragon Hammer
Sharp Edge
Rota, Spain
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Naples, Italy
Toulon, France
Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico
September 17, 1991 -
March 17, 1992
HMM-261 Rein
HMH-362 Det.
VMA-231 Det.
 
Mediterranean
Arabian Gulf
Eager Mace
Red Reef III
Sea Soldier VI
Indigo Musket
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Manama, Bahrain (3)
Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
Dubai, U.A.E.
Murghada, Egypt
Haifa, Israel
March 17, 1993 -
September 10, 1993
HMM-264 Rein
HML/A-167 Det.
VMA-231 Det. B
LPD 15
LSD 38
Mediterranean
Adriatic Sea
Provide Pomise
Deny Flight
Sharp Guard
PHIBLEX
Alexandros '93
Noble Shirley XIII/Noble Chris
Naples, Italy
Rota, Spain
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Augusta Bay, Italy
Rhodes, Greece
Haifa, Israel (2)
Rota, Spain
June 28, 1996 -
December 19, 1996
HMM-266 Rein
HMH-461 Det.
HML/A-167 Det.
VMA-542 Det.
LPD 4
LSD 44
Mediterranean
Adriatic Sea
Arabian Gulf
Atlas Hinge
Rescue Eagle
Joint Endeavor
Dynamic Mix
Rota, Spain (2)
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Genoa, Italy
Corfu, Greece
Trieste, Italy
Toulon, France
Izmir, Turkey
Souda Bay, Greece
Naples, Italy
Haifa, Israel
July 1, 1998 - 
December 9, 1998
HMM-162 Rein
HMH-464 Det.
HML/A-269 Det.
VMA-223 Det.
HC-6 Det.
LPD 4
LSD 46
Mediterranean
Adriatic Sea
Matador
Atlas Hinge '98
Dynamic Mix
Balkan Calm
Rota, Spain (4)
Corfu, Greece
Marseille, France
Thessaloniki, Greece
Augusta Bay, Italy
Cagliari, Sardinia
July 11, 2000 -
 December 21, 2000
HMM-264 Rein
HMH-461 Det.
HML/A-167 Det.
VMA-231 Det.
LPD 4
LSD 48
Mediterranean
Adriatic Sea
Atlas Hinge
Aurora Lightning
Destined Glory
Slunj 2000
Rota, Spain (2)
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Tarragona, Spain
La Spezia, Italy
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Trieste, Italy
Valletta, Malta
Naples, Italy
Rijeka, Croatia
January 10, 2003 -
June 26, 2003
HMM-162
HMM-365
HMH-464 Det.
HML/A-269 Det.
VMA-223 Det.
VMA-542 Det.
HC-6 Det. 2
LHD 3
LHD 5
LSD 37
LSD 44
LSD 48
LPD 15
Mediterranean
Arabian Gulf
Enduring Freedom
Iraqi Freedom
Rota, Spain
May 25, 2005 -
August 25, 2005
HSC-26 Det. 2
LPD 13
LSD 44
CG 58
FFG 47
Mediterranean
Barbary Thunder II
Adriatic Engagement '05 
Oslo, Norway
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Portsmouth, England 
August 15, 2006 -
December 22, 2006
HSC-26 Det.
Mediterranean
Arabian Gulf
Manama, Bahrain
Jebel Ali, U.A.E.