Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Peleliu Awarded Battle "E" for 2012

Peleliu Awarded Battle "E" for 2012

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jasmine Sheard, USS Peleliu Public Affairs
USS PELELIU, At Sea (NNS) -- The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) received the Battle Efficiency Award, March 8.

Commander, Naval Surface Force Pacific announced via naval message the award of the Calendar Year 2012 Battle "E" and Command Excellence Awards for Pacific Fleet. Peleliu competed with amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) and amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20), both part of the Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). Only a single ship per squadron may be nominated for this award.

A ship achieves the Battle "E" for sustained superior performance in an operational environment throughout a 12-month cycle in mission areas of maritime warfare, engineering/survivability; command, control, communications and information warfare, logistics management, and ship safety.
More at: http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=72676

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