USS Green Bay Joins 7th Fleet in Sasebo, Japan
US Navy’s USS Green Bay (LPD 20) arrived in Sasebo, Japan, on February 19 bringing the latest technology to the Navy’s largest numbered Fleet after transiting the Pacific Ocean from its former homeport of San Diego.
Green Bay’s Commanding Officer Capt. Kristy McCallum said:
Whether participating in amphibious exercises with a regional partner or executing a humanitarian mission, Green Bay is ready to contribute to the dynamic security environment in Seventh Fleet.
Green Bay replaces the decommissioned Austin-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9), previously forward deployed to Sasebo, and will enhance amphibious presence in 7th Fleet as part of the U.S. Navy’s long-range plan to send the most advanced and capable units to the Asia-Pacific region.
Upon their arrival to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations, Green Bay became part of the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). The ARG integrates regularly with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) to ensure the services are trained and ready to operate together to provide the most efficient amphibious fighting force in the Asia-Pacific region.
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