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US Navy crew in stealth mode for Brisbane invasion

Jarrod Sierocki

The USS Ronald Reagan will dock in Brisbane on Sunday and give its crew a chance to explore the Qld capital.

The CBD streets are fairly quiet despite thousands of American sailors being on shore leave from the USS Ronald Reagan. Picture: Marc Robertson/AAP

LOCK up your daughters, 3000 US Navy sailors have invaded Brisbane.

Brisbane’s more colourful night-life venues, restaurants, pubs and bars were last night bracing for a surge in business expected to deliver a $3 million boost to the local economy.

The USS Ronald Reagan docked at the Port of Brisbane yesterday to join 30,000 Australian military personnel for Exercise Talisman Sabre.

Queensland Tourism Industry Council chief executive Daniel Gschwind said sailors will have a lot of “pent up spending power” and will be ready “to enjoy themselves” on land.

“They like having a good time and you can expect to see them spending a lot of money on hospitality, entertainment and tourism.

“Consider that there is 3000 of them and yo…

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