USS Green Bay Arrives in Guam

by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Derek A. Harkins, Amphibious Squadron Eleven Public Affairs
U.S. Navy

APRA HARBOR, Guam - The amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) arrived in Guam for a port visit, August 7.

The ship’s crew visited Guam for some well deserved rest and relaxation, to view local attractions and to experience Guamanian culture. For many Sailors and Marines onboard, this port visit marks their first time experiencing Guam.

“We’ve been working hard, and this is going to be a perfect opportunity to unwind and recharge for the rest of the patrol,” said Operation Specialist 3rd Class Osmar Torres, from El Paso, Texas. “I’ve never been to Guam before, but I’m sure we’ll have a lot of fun.”

Green Bay traveled to Guam from Australia after participating in Talisman Sabre 2015, a bilateral exercise executed with Australian military forces. While operating in the region, the crew had the opportunity to participate in visits in Darwin and one port visit in Fremantle.

Green Bay Sailors and embarked members of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit also conducted single ship training while transiting from the Indian Ocean. This training included a live-fire exercise of the vessel’s MK46 30mm naval weapon system, vertical replenishment rehearsal on the ship’s flight deck, and seamanship and medical training team drills.

Green Bay is assigned to the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group and is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

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