Green Bay Hosts Midshipmen for Summer Training
Ensign Nora Hill, USS Green Bay
SAN DIEGO – USS Green Bay (LPD 20) welcomed 72 Midshipmen from the United States Naval Academy for a two-day cruise off the coast of Southern California as a part of summer training.
Over eight, one-week long training blocks, USS Green Bay will host Naval Academy and Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Midshipmen. Green Bay officers and crew will guide Midshipmen through a wide-range of Surface Warfare activities, including underway demonstrations, ship tours and mentoring sessions.
“The Surface Navy has such a variety of opportunities that deserve to be showcased,” said Cmdr. Joe Olson, Commanding Officer USS Green Bay. “This training provides firsthand experience of the Fleet which is invaluable in their future naval careers.”
While underway, Green Bay demonstrated a wide scope of warfare capabilities. Midshipmen rode on a Landing Craft Utility (LCU) during an amphibious recovery, participated in a gun shoot in the onboard weapon simulator, witnessed an exposition on damage control gear and a Visit Board Search and Seizure. Midshipmen also observed an underway replenishment, flight operations, amphibious operations and a transit through San Diego harbor.
“I did experienced more in the past 12 hours than in a my first two years at school,” said Midshipman 2nd Class Justin Snell from Colonial Heights, Va.
USS Green Bay is the fourth San Antonio Class Amphibious Transport Dock and is home ported in San Diego.
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