Strike Group 5 plans routine visit to Guam
APRA HARBOR, Guam — Three ships from San Diego-based Expeditionary Strike Group 5 are expected to make a routine port visit to Guam this week as part of their tour in the Western Pacific, according to a Navy news release.
The amphibious assualt ship USS Bonhomme Richard and the amphibious transport USS Duluth were to arrive Tuesday.
The dock landing ship USS Rushmore is expected to arrive Thursday, the release stated.
Bonhomme Richard, known as the “Revolutionary Gator,” carries elements of a Marine landing force, which makes up approximately half of the 3,000 servicemembers aboard.
All three ships are to leave Guam Jan. 2. The Strike Group, which embarked on a six-month tour of the Western Pacific Dec. 6, includes more than 6,000 servicemembers, seven ships, a submarine, more than 30 aircraft, high-speed landing craft and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit.