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Date
Squadrons
Battle Group
Area of operations
Operations/Exercises
Ports of call
October 25, 1994 - 
April 25, 1995
HMM-161 Rein
LPD 5
LSD 40
Western Pacific
Indian Ocean 
Arabian Gulf
Eager Mace
Nautical Mantis
Iron Magic
United Shield
Hong Kong
Singapore
Jebel Ali, U.A.E.
Dubai, U.A.E.
Fremantle, Australia
Pearl Harbor, HI.
October 10, 1996 -
April 10, 1997
HMM-166 Rein
LPD 7
LSD 49
Western Pacific 
Arabian Gulf
Sea Soldier
Eastern Maverick
Eager Mace
Tandem Thurst
Singapore
Port Kelang, Malaysia
Phuket, Thailand
Muscat, Oman
Fremantle, Australia
Jun 22, 1998 -
December 21, 1998
HMM-163 Rein
LPD 6
LSD 36
Western Pacific 
Arabian Gulf
Resolute Response
 
September 1?, 2000 -
November 2?, 2000
HMM-262
HMM-265
LPD 10
Western Pacific 
SOCEX
Foal Eagle 2000
Pohang, Republic of Korea
Hong Kong
March 5, 2001 -
June 17, 2001
HMM-265 Rein
 
Western and 
Southern Pacific
SOCEX
Tandem Thrust
Townsville, Australia
Brisbane, Australia
October 2, 2001 -
November 21, 2001
HMM-265 Rein
LSD 42
LSD 43
Western and 
Southern Pacific
 
Darwin, Australia (2)
March 1, 2002 -
June 26, 2002
 
LPD 10
LSD 42
LSD 43
Western Pacific 
SOCEX
Foal Eagle '02
Cobra Gold 2002
Pohang, Republic of Korea
Laem Chabang, Thailand
Sattahip, Thailand
Hong Kong
Singapore
February 25, 2003 -
May 20, 2003
HMM-262 Rein
LPD 10
LSD 43
CG 54
DDG 54
DD 975
SSN 705
Western Pacific
SOCEX
Foal Eagle 2003
Tandem Thurst '03
Pohang, Republic of Korea
August 26, 2003 -
November 24, 2003
HMM-262 Rein
LSD 43
Western Pacific
ARGEX
SOCEX
Subic Bay, Philippines (2)
Darwin, Australia
Hong Kong
March 3, 2004 -
June 15, 2004
HMM-265 Rein
 
Western Pacific
Foal Eagle
Cobra Gold '04
Pohang, Republic of Korea
Sattahip, Thailand (2)
Singapore
  August 13, 2004 -
April 6, 2005
HMM-262
HMM-265
HM-15 Det.
HSC-25 Det. 6
         LPD 10         
       LSD 43       
LSD 49
Western Pacific 
Indian Ocean 
Arabian Gulf
Iraqi Freedom 
Unified Assistance
Jebel Ali, U.A.E. (2)
Manama, Bahrain
Singapore
Phuket, Thailand
October 6, 2005 -
 November 21, 2005
HMM-262 Rein
LPD 10
LSD 43
Western Pacific
Talon Vision
PHIBLEX '06
Subic Bay, Philippines (2)
Hong Kong
January 10, 2006 -
June 13, 2006
HMM-262 Rein
LPD 10
LSD 49
Western Pacific
TRUEX
Balikatan 2006
RSOI/Foal Eagle '06
Cobra Gold 2006
Apra Harbor, Guam
Subic Bay, Philippines
Pohang, Republic of Korea
Sattahip, Thailand
September ?, 2006 -
December 1, 2006
HMM-265 Rein
VMA-311 Det.
HSC-25 Det. 6
LPD 10
LSD 49
Western Pacific
Talon Vision
PHIBLEX '07
Subic Bay, Philippines
January 24, 2007 -
April 16, 2007
HMM-265 Rein
VMA-214 Det.
LPD 10
LSD 46
CG 63
Western Pacific
RSOI/Foal Eagle '07
Pohang, Republic of Korea
Busan, Republic of Korea
May 21, 2007 -
July 24, 2007
 HMM-265 Rein
LPD 10
LSD 46
Western Pacific
Talisman Sabre 2007
Brisbane, Australia
Townsville, Australia
October 17, 2007 -
December 11, 2007
 HMM-265 Rein
LPD 10
LSD 46
Western Pacific
Talon Vision
PHIBLEX '08
Subic Bay, Philippines
Hong Kong
Pohang, ROK
Sihanoukville, Cambodia
January 24, 2008 -
June 24, 2008
HMM-265 Rein
VMA-513 Det.
HSC-25 Det. 6
LPD 10
LSD 49
DDG 89
CG 63
Western Pacific
Andaman Sea
Balikatan 2008
RSOI/Foal Eagle '08
Cobra Gold 2008
Subic Bay, Philippines
Sattahip, Thailand
September 19, 2008 -
December 4, 2008
HMM-262
HMM-265
VMA-223 Det.
LPD 9
LSD 49
Western Pacific
Talon Vision
PHIBLEX '09
ANNUALEX 20G
Subic Bay, Philippines
Pohang, Republic of Korea
      Hong Kong        
January 26, 2009 -
May 7, 2009
HMM-262 Rein
VMA-211 Det.
LSD 46
LSD 49
DDG 63
Western Pacific
Cobra Gold 2009
Balikatan 2009
Laem Chabang, Thailand
Subic Bay, Philippines
June 12, 2009 -
August 18, 2009
HMM-262 Rein
VMA-211 Det.
LPD 9
LSD 46
Western Pacific
Talisman Sabre '09
Cairns, Australia
Brisbane, Australia
November 1, 2009 -
November 21, 2009
 HMM-265 Rein
LSD 46
Western Pacific
ANNUALEX 21G
 
January 20, 2010 -
March 29, 2010
HMM-265 Rein
VMA-311 Det.
HSC-25 Det. 6
LPD 9
LSD 49
CG 67
Western Pacific
Cobra Gold 2010
Balikatan 2010
Laem Chabang, Thailand
Singapore
Subic Bay, Philippines
September 1, 2010 -
December 14, 2010
HMM-262 Rein
VMA-542 Det.
LPD 9
LSD 49
LSD 46
Western Pacific
Valiant Shield 2010
ANNUALEX 22G
Habu Nag 2010
PHIBLEX 2011
Keen Sword 2011
Subic Bay, Philippines
Singapore
Hong Kong
January 25, 2011 -
April 14, 2011
HMM-262 Rein
VMA-211 Det.
VMA-542 Det.
HSC-25 Det.
LPD 9
LSD 42
LSD 49
DDG 106
Western Pacific
Cobra Gold 2011
MAREX
Tomodachi
Laem Chabang, Thailand
Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Sepangar, Malaysia
June 23, 2011 -
July 7, 2011
HMM-265 Rein
VMA-214 Det.
HSC-25 Det.
LSD 42
Western Pacific
Talisman Sabre 2011
 
September 21, 2011 -
December 8, 2011
HMM-265 Rein
VMA-214 Det.
HSC-25 Det. 6
LPD 9
LSD 42
DDG 63
Western Pacific
CERTEX
PHIBLEX 2012
Subic Bay, Philippines
Bali, Indonesia
Manila, Philippines
February 27, 2012 -
April 8, 2012
HMM-265 Rein
VMA-311 Det.
HSC-25 Det. 6
LPD 9
LSD 42
LSD 46
Western Pacific
AIT/CERTEX
Foal Eagle 2012
 
May 11, 2015 -
December 15, 2015
VMM-161 Rein
VMA-311 Det.
HSC-21 Det. 1
LPD 23
LSD 47
Western Pacific
Arabian Gulf
Culebra Koa 2015
Inherent Resolve
Hong Kong
Hidd, Bahrain
Manama, Bahrain
Jebel Ali, U.A.E.
Pearl Harbor, HI.