According to Naval Surface Forces public affairs, the Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group will deploy to the Western Pacific in support of maritime security operations.
Loved ones gathered at Naval Base San Diego to give a tearful goodbye to sailors departing on the Boxer.
"It's sad," Lisa Kropp, told a local news station. "I'm going to miss him. Hopefully they have a safe return and it will be ok."
The Boxer returned to San Diego in May following a two-month humanitarian mission to Latin America.
The strike group comprises the Boxer, the amphibious assault ship New Orleans, dock landing ship Comstock, destroyer Chung-Hoon, cruiser Lake Champlain and the Coast Guard cutter Boutwell.
Multiple small brush fires near Otay Mesa and San Ysidro on Sunday forced authorities to shut down lanes and connector ramps of two freeways before firefighters could get the situation under control.
An 18-year-old man was stabbed after he got into a fight with another man on a street in the Redwood Village area of San Diego, authorities said Sunday.
Volunteers turned out in force Saturday to participate in the I Love a Clean San Diego’s 16th Annual Creek to Bay Clean Up.
A toddler was badly injured Saturday after being struck by a pickup truck at Crawford High School in the neighborhood of El Cerrito, police said.