Navy Chief Petty Officer Robb W. Ross, son of Priscilla A. and Peter W. Ross of Dryden, and his fellow shipmates made a five-day port visit to Brisbane, Australia, while assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, homeported in San Diego.

In early January, USS Ronald Reagan began its maiden western Pacific deployment in support of the war on terrorism and maritime security operations. The port visit was an opportunity for sailors to participate in community service projects while also visiting tourists attractions and experiencing the Australian culture.

Sailors volunteered at the local children’s and women’s hospitals, helped restore an Australian World War II frigate at the Queensland Maritime Museum and cleaned a training facility for emergency medical technicians.

Ross is a 1986 graduate of Mt. Blue High School of Farmington and joined the Navy in September 1986.

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