By MC3 Sarah Myers, USS Green Bay Public Affairs
USS Green Bay (LPD 20) operates in the Philippine Sea earlier this month. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Sarah Villegas) >>
CAIRNS, Australia - Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay (LPD 20) arrived in Cairns for a routine port visit, June 28.
The visit to Cairns comes after a month of shipboard joint exercises while operating with Expeditionary Strike Group 7 flagship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), USS Ashland (LSD 48), USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) and the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU).
The port visit will be a short break from their high-tempo training, and it will be the first time for many of Green Bay’s Sailors and Marines to see the local sights and sounds of Australia.