Successful Supply Drop to Forward Deployed Sailors and Marines on USS Green Bay
Hundreds of Marines and Sailors, forward deployed on the USS Green Bay, received much deserved support during their ongoing humanitarian mission
Sometimes, it’s not all about massing lethal fires on a specified target. Sometimes, it’s just about helping your fellow man, and that’s exactly what the USS Green Bay is out doing in the Pacific.
David wrote, “I am the Force Protection Officer for the USS Green Bay which is forward deployed to 7th Fleet. We are an Amphibious warship able to carry marines and all their gear anywhere in the Pacific they are needed. We are interested in an xbox one/360, controllers, and games! Thank you!”
The other side of the “stressful combat” deployment is the “boring Groundhog Day” deployment. Imagine floating on the wide open seas taxiing around Marines to conduct humanitarian missions. That would be the epitome of an EXTREMELY long six-month tour. It is imperative that these folks in particular are kept entertained and keep their morale high. What else are they doing out there to pass the time?
After receiving the Supply Drop, David wrote back, “Thank you so much from the South Pacific, we are currently helping out with humanitarian efforts in Saipan. Operation Supply Drop rocks!” Angie, pictured as well, drove home the point, “The package is awesome!”
We’re always happy to serve and deliver a little bit of home in the form of fun.
“USS Green Bay (LPD-20) is a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock. She is the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for the city and bay of Green Bay, Wisconsin. This ship is designed to deliver a fully equipped battalion of 800 Marines.
The contract to build her was awarded to Northrop Grumman Ship Systems of New Orleans, Louisiana, on 30 May 2000 and her keel was laid down on 11 August 2003. Green Bay was christened on 15 July 2006 and commissioned on 24 January 2009 with Commander Joseph R. Olson, a native of Madison, Wisconsin, in command. Rose Magnus, the wife of the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Robert Magnus, served as the ship’s sponsor. Green Bay is assigned to the U.S. Pacific Fleet and her home port was Naval Base San Diego. until 2015 when it was forward deployed to United States Fleet Activities Sasebo in Sasebo, Nagasaki, Japan
The ship’s name has resulted in a close connection to the people of Green Bay, Wisconsin and their professional football team, the Green Bay Packers. The ship’s flight deck is named “Lambeau Field” after the name of the Packers’ stadium. Green Bay businesses and residents presented the ship with a truckload of Packerland memorabilia for its 2009 commissioning.”