USS Essex Leaves Hong Kong after a Visit

The amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) and the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) departed Hong Kong after completing a five-day port visit, June 10.

The visit served as the first port call for Essex, which departed San Diego May 11 for a regularly-scheduled deployment.

Essex is currently on a regularly-scheduled deployment with the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), which consists of Essex, USS Anchorage (LPD 23), USS Rushmore (LSD 47) and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU).

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