Three US Navy vessels departed Fremantle Port, Australia, after a five-day visit.
USS Preble, USS Green Bay and USS Bonhomme Richard, carrying 4000 sailors and marines arrived in Fremantle on Thursday 25 June.
The visit of the US naval contingent was associated with the biennial military training exercise Talisman Sabre 2015. The exercise is jointly sponsored by the US Pacific Command and Australian Defence Force Headquarters Joint Operations Command.
During the visit, sailors and marines from the ships were involved in several community service projects, as well as enjoying the sights of Fremantle and Perth.
The Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, which comprises USS Green Bay, USS Ashland, USS Preble and embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, is assigned to the US 7th Fleet area of operations, an area spanning 48 million square miles from the International Date Line to the Western Indian Ocean, supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
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