US Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), the lead vessel of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group, has been through a couple of pretty busy weeks.
Bonhomme Richard traveled through the East China Sea, mid February, where it conducted a 25 mm machine gun drill during a general quarters exercise.
A few days later, the vessel docked in Sepanggar, Malaysia, for a scheduled port visit, and on March 1 continued its journey traveling through the Luzon Strait in the Philippines, where it conducted a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204).
On March 4, the vessel visited White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa, and later continued to East China Sea where it conducted drills by launching amphibious assault vehicles from its well deck.
Bonhomme Richard is currently deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.
We bring you a gallery of the vessel’s operational highlights:
Naval Today Staff, Images: US Navy