Volunteers from the USS Ronald Reagan and USS Chafee Participate in Community Programs

A sailor from the USS Ronald Reagan and a local student make a lantern together to celebrate the mid-autumn festival.

More than 300 sailors from the USS Ronald Reagan and USS Chafee participated in eleven community outreach programs while visiting Hong Kong from October 2-6. These exchanges, a common feature of U.S. Navy port calls, ranged from visiting the elderly and children to playing friendly basketball or soccer matches with local school students. Photos featured are from a visit to Po Kok Primary School.

A sailor and a local student make a lantern together. (State Dept.)
A sailor from the USS Ronald Reagan and a local student make a lantern together to celebrate the mid-autumn festival.
Students pose for a selfie with members of the USS Ronald Reagan. (State Dept.)
Students at Po Kok Primary School pose for a selfie with members of the USS Ronald Reagan. During their visit to the school, sailors shared what life aboard a ship is like, and students shared mid-autumn festival traditions with the sailors.