USS Peleliu (LHA 5) transits off the coast after departing Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, May 6 following a three-day port visit as the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group returns home to San Diego from deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Viramontes)

SAN DIEGO - The Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group (PELARG) is scheduled to return to Naval Base San Diego May 14 following a deployment to the U.S. 7th and 5th Fleet areas of operation.

"The ARG has accomplished a lot in our eight months of deployment," said Capt. Shawn Lobree, PELARG commander. "Most significantly we helped maintain security in a volatile part of the world through missions which ranged from counter weapons proliferation, support to special forces, maritime security operations, and multilateral theater security cooperation exercises with countries including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and Djibouti."

The PELARG is made up of amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5), amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) and amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47). The embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) is expected to return to Camp Pendleton, May 13.