Don Young Port of Alaska in Anchorage
Don Young Port of Alaska in Anchorage

Published: March 20, 2020

Anchorage Daily News
Author: Matt Tunseth

The late comedian Bob Hope was well known for visiting military bases around the world and his namesake ship is currently making a call on Anchorage.

The USNS Bob Hope, a vehicle cargo ship operated by the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command, recently arrived at the Port of Alaska in Anchorage to redeploy equipment and supplies to bases in Alaska. According to port records, the ship moored at around 5 a.m. on Wednesday and will depart Saturday night.

Port of Alaska Director of External Affairs Jim Jager said large military redeployments of equipment are common at the port, which is only a stone’s throw away from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

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