GUAM - Amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), as part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), and the embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Guam, March 12, for a brief port visit as part of their Western Pacific deployment.
“While our stay on the island will only be for a short period of time, we’re pleased to provide the crew with an opportunity to see another part of the world and enjoy the hospitality of a neighbor,” said Commander, Amphibious Squadron ONE, Capt. J. Curtis Shaub.
While in port, Boxer, along with the other ships from the ARG including the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) and amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45), will take on fuel, stores and conduct scheduled maintenance prior to departing as they head further west to continue their deployment.
“Our Navy and Marine Corps team is excited to visit Guam, but even more so is their desire to continue on our transit west to put their expertise to use,” said Shaub. “Our primary mission is to support the Navy’s Maritime Strategy in whatever theater we are asked to operate. Our Sailors and Marines are ready to meet these tasks, and perform them with distinction.”
Boxer is the flagship of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and is operating in the Central Pacific area of operation during their transit west as part of a deployment to promote peace, partnership and cooperation throughout the region.