US Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) recently docked in White Beach, Okinawa, to embark the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU).
During the vessel’s stay at the dock, the Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 9, assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, departs the pier towards the amphibious assault ship and maneuvered into its well deck.
Bonhomme Richard, the lead ship in the Bonhomme Richard amphibious group, is currently deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility.
The ARG is under the tactical command of embarked Commander, Amphibious Squadron 11, Capt. Heidi Agle and reports to Commander, Amphibious Force U.S. 7th Fleet, Rear Adm. Hugh D. Wetherald, headquartered in White Beach, Okinawa, Japan.
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