Sailors and marines aboard the U.S. Navy’s amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) arrived in Subic Bay, Philippines, November 16, for a port visit while operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.
Subic Bay marks the second port visit for Comstock after departing Naval Station San Diego, October 14, for a deployment to the U.S. 3rd, 5th, and 7th Fleet areas of operation.
During the port visit, sailors and marines will have the opportunity to experience the local culture through morale, welfare, and recreation (MWR) events and a community service project.
“I am very proud that my first port visit as the commanding officer of Comstock was to my birthplace, Guam, and I’m even more honored that our next port visit will be to the country where my mother and father were born — Subic Bay, Philippines,” said Comstock Commanding Officer Cmdr. Gervy Alota.
Comstock, part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations with the embarked 11th MEU.