Current USS Green Bay
USS Green Bay (LPD 20) 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 as the commanding Officer.
USS Green Bay’s maiden deployment was in February 2011 with the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). The ARG, comprising 4,000 sailors and Marines from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, deployed for seven months to the United States 5th and 7th Fleet areas in the Asian region. In March 2011 Green Bay assisted in relief efforts after the massive 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami struck Japan.
USS Green Bay’s second deployment was in August 2012 with the Peleliu ARG operating in the 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR).
1st USS Green Bay
The first USS Green Bay (PG 101) was an Asheville class gunboat. USS Green Bay was laid down 6 November 1960 by Peterson Builders Inc,, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin and commissioned 5 December 1969 at the Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, MA.
The Green Bay was stationed at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, VA. She was decommissioned 22 April 1977 at Little Creek and transferred to Greece where she served under the name Tolmi.