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NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive


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USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6)


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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Navy Unit Citation - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon
Bottom Row - National Defense Service Medal - Humanitarian Service Medal - Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (2)


Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship (Multi-Purpose):
  • Laid down, 28 June 1995, at Litton-Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp. Pascagoula, MS.
  • Launched, 14 March 1997
  • Commissioned USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), 15 August 1998, CAPT. Douglas W. Keith, USN, in command
  • USS Bonhomme Richard is a unit of the US Pacific Fleet, and forward deployed at Sasebo, Japan
    Specifications:
    Displacement 40,358 tons (fl.)
    Length 844'
    Beam 105'
    Speed 20 kts.+
    Complement 104 Officer, 1004 Enlisted
    Marine Force 1894 (plus 184 surge)
    Armament
    two RAM launchers
    two NATO Sea Sparrow launchers
    two 20mm Phalanx (CIWS) mounts
    four .50cal. machine guns
    four 25mm Mk 38 machine guns
    Aircraft
    twelve CH-46 Sea Knight Helicopters
    four CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopters
    six AV-8B Harrier attack aircraft
    three UH-1N Huey helicopters
    four AH-1W Super Cobra helicopters
    planned capability to embark MV-22 Osprey VTOL tilt-rotors
    Propulsion
    two 600 psi boilers
    two geared steam turbines
    two shafts
    70,000 total shaft horsepower

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    Bonhomme Richard 70k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) underway, date and location unknown.
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    Bonhomme Richard 186k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) underway, circa May 2001, location unknown.
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    2700k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at sea, 27 January 2003, while deployed with the seven-ship Amphibious Task Force West (ATF-W) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) from her homeport of San Diego, CA.
    US Navy photo #'s 030127-N-1352S-017 and 030127-N-1352S-009 by PH2 Jennifer Swader
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    Bonhomme Richard 70k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) passes under the Coronado bridge as she makes her way out of the San Diego Bay, 17 January 2003. The USS Bonhomme Richard and Amphibious Task Force West (ATF-W) have deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
    US Navy photo # 030117-N-3211R-001 by PH3 Emmanuel Rios.
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    Bonhomme Richard 53k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) sailors man the rails as the amphibious assault ship heads to sea for an unscheduled deployment in support of U.S. interests, 17 January 2003. USS Bonhomme Richard is part of the 7-ship Amphibious Task Force West (ATF-W).
    US Navy photo # 030117-N-2069B-009 by PH3 Gregory Badger.
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    61k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) heads to sea for an unscheduled deployment in support of U.S. interests, 17 January 2003.
    US Navy photo #'s 030117-N-2069B-008 and 030117-N-2069B-007 by PH3 Gregory Badger.
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    373k The amphibious assault ships of Commander, Task Force Fifty One (CTF-51) come together in an unprecedented formation during operations in the North Arabian Gulf. This marked the first time that six large deck amphibious ships from the East and West coasts have deployed together in one area of operation. Led by the flag ship USS Tarawa (LHA-1), the ships are (from left to right):
    USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6),
    USS Kearsarge (LHD-3),
    USS Bataan (LHD-5),
    USS Saipan (LHA-2), and
    USS Boxer (LHD-4).
    CTF-51 led Navy amphibious forces in the Arabian Gulf region during Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 32 ships of CTF-51 composed the largest amphibious force assembled since the Inchon landing, during the Korean War. Operation Iraqi Freedom is the multinational coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people and end the regime of Saddam Hussein.
    US Navy photo # 030420-N-2515C-091 North Arabian Gulf (Apr. 20, 2003) by PH2 Larry S. Carlson.
    US Navy photo # 030420-N-7128D-011 North Arabian Gulf (Apr. 20, 2003) by PHC Tom Daily.
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    Bonhomme Richard 4166k Amphibious Task Force-West (ATF-West), comprised of;
    USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6),
    USS Boxer (LHD-4),
    USS Dubuque (LPD-8),
    USS Comstock (LSD-45),
    USS Anchorage (LSD-36),
    USS Pearl Harbor (LSD-52), and
    USS Cleveland (LPD-7),
    steam in formation with Military Sealift Command (MSC) oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200). ATF-West deployed from San Diego January 17, transporting Marines and their gear to Kuwait for further deployment into Iraq.US Navy photo # 030524-N-1352S-006 Arabian Gulf (May 24, 2003) by PH2 Jennifer Swader.
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    Sumner 409k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) moored at Naval Station Pearl Harbor opposite USNS Sumner (T-AGS-61), in July 2003. Note the AV-8B Harrier IIs parked fore and aft of the island. Photo source - Napnet (name unknown). Robert Hurst
    Bonhomme Richard 64k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6)'s crew mans the rail as the ship arrives at Pearl Harbor, HI. USS Bonhomme Richard is the flagship of Expeditionary Strike Group Five (ESG-5), and recently completed its final preparations for deployment during a 3rd Fleet Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) off the southern California coast . Note USS Missouri (BB-63) in the background.US Navy photo # 041213-N-3228G-001 by PH1 William R. Goodwin. Bill Gonyo
    Bonhomme Richard 43k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) underway in the Indian Ocean, 16 January 2005. The Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group is/was operating in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Indonesia and Thailand in support of Operation Unified Assistance, the humanitarian operation effort in the wake of the Tsunami that struck South East Asia.
    US Navy photo # 050116-N-4142G-116 by PH2 Felix Garza Jr. Photo from Navy NewsStand web site.
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    Bonhomme Richard 46k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) moored pierside at Naval Station San Diego, July 2005. Photo by Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Bonhomme Richard 269k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) moored at Naval Station San Diego, pier 3, May 2006. Photo by Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Bonhomme Richard 434k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) moored at Naval Station San Diego, pier 3, May 2006. Photo by Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    CVN-72 Abraham Lincoln 97k USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) moored at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 27 July 2006, after her participation in RIMPAC 2006. Also present are USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) and the fleet oiler USS Pecos (T-AO 197) and a second, unidentified fleet oiler.

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    Bonhomme Richard 807k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) sails in formation with ships and submarines from the U.S. Navy as well as the Navies of the seven other nations, on 25 July 2006. To commemorate the last day of the 2006 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise, participating country's naval vessels fell into ranks for a photo exercise. RIMPAC trains U.S. allied forces to be interoperable and ready for a wide range of potential combined operations and missions. Eight nations participated in RIMPAC, the world's largest biennial maritime exercise. Conducted in the waters off Hawaii, RIMPAC brings together military forces from Australia, Canada, Chile, Peru, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States.
    US Navy photo # 060725-N-7981E-059 Pacific Ocean (July 25, 2006) by MCSN James R. Evans.
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    Bonhomme Richard 74k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) anchored off Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay for Fleet Week, 7 October 2006. Note the Blue Angels fly over. Photo by Ray Thomas
    Bonhomme Richard 75k One of the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6)'s LCAC's (Landing Craft Air Cushion) throwing up huge clouds of spray while "chopping doughnuts" for the spectators, 7 October 2006, during Fleet Week at San Francisco. Note the fireboat fountain in the background. Photo by Ray Thomas
    Bonhomme Richard 81k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) passing under the Golden Gate Bridge during Fleet Week Parade of Ships, 7 October 2006.. Photo by CAPT. Jack C. Goldthorpe, USCG Ret.
    Bonhomme Richard 76k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) passing under the Golden Gate Bridge during Fleet Week Parade of Ships, 7 October 2006. Photo by CAPT. Jack C. Goldthorpe, USCG Ret.
    150k From top to bottom USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74), USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) and USS Nimitz (CVN-68), transit the Gulf of Oman, 22 May 2007. The three ships were flagships for three different strike groups, which were on regularly, scheduled deployments in support of Maritime Operations.
    US Navy photo # 070522-N-8157C-240, ARABIAN SEA, (22 May 2007) by MC1 Denny Cantrell, from Navy Newsstand
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    Bonhomme Richard 232k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) and USS Denver (LPD-9) steam through the Gulf of Oman, 22 May 2007. USS Bonhomme Richard and USS Denver, as part of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, are on regularly scheduled deployments in support of Maritime Operations. Maritime Operations help set the conditions for security and stability, as well as complement counter-terrorism and security efforts to regional nations.
    US Navy photo # 070522-N-8157C-1197 Arabian Sea (May 22, 2007) by MC1 Denny Cantrell.
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    Bonhomme Richard 546k ABHAN Lawrence Llorente, a native of Vigan City, Philippines, uses a fire hose to wash salt off the flight deck during a fresh water wash down aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), 7 August 2007. These are conducted routinely to remove salt in order to prevent corrosion. The BHR Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) is operating in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Operations and will be conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO).
    US Navy photo # 070807-N-3211R-004 PERSIAN GULF (Aug. 7, 2007) by MC2 Emmanuel Rios.
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    Bonhomme Richard 145k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) off the coast of Oahu, 27 July 2008, shortly before coming about and launching 4 helicopters on the day of her arrival for RIMPAC 2008.
    Photo by Kagem taken from the beach at Waimanalo Bay, Oahu.
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    Bonhomme Richard 2272k Sailors and Marines man the rails as USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) arrives at Naval Station Pearl Harbor for a scheduled port call before participating in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008. RIMPAC is the world's largest multinational exercise and is scheduled biennially by the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Participants include the United States, Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, the Netherlands, Peru, Republic of Korea, Singapore, and the United Kingdom
    US Navy photo # 080627-N-1974P-002 PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (June 27, 2008) by MC2 Walter Pels.
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    Bonhomme Richard 2304k Sailors and marines man the rails as USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) arrives at Naval Station Pearl Harbor for a scheduled port call before participating in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008. RIMPAC is the world's largest multinational exercise and is scheduled biennially by the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Participants include the United States, Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, the Netherlands, Peru, Republic of Korea, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.
    US Navy photo # 080627-N-1974P-004 PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (June 27, 2008) by MC2 Walter Pels.
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    Bonhomme Richard 627k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) Sailors and marines man the rails as USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) arrives at Naval Station Pearl Harbor for a scheduled port call before participating in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008. RIMPAC is the world's largest multinational exercise and is scheduled biennially by the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Participants include the United States, Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, the Netherlands, Peru, Republic of Korea, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.
    US Navy photo # 080627-N-6674H-003 PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (June 27, 2008) by MC2 Paul D. Honnick.
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    Bonhomme Richard 1407k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) arrives at Naval Station Pearl Harbor for Rim of the Pacific exercise (RIMPAC) 2008. RIMPAC is the world's largest multinational exercise and is scheduled biennially by the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Participants include the United States, Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, the Netherlands, Peru, Republic of Korea, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.
    US Navy photo # 080627-N-6674H-003 PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (June 27, 2008) by MC2 Paul D. Honnick.
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    Bonhomme Richard 1489k Sailors and Marines man the rails as USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) arrives at Naval Station Pearl Harbor for a scheduled port call before participating in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008. RIMPAC is the world's largest multinational exercise and is scheduled biennially by the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Participants include the United States, Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, the Netherlands, Peru, Republic of Korea, Singapore, and the United Kingdom
    US Navy photo # 080627-N-6674H-020 PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (June 27, 2008) by MC2 Paul D. Honnick.
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    Bonhomme Richard 1581k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) moors pierside at Naval Station Pearl Harbor for Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008. RIMPAC is the world's largest multinational exercise and is scheduled biennially by the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Participants include the United States, Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, the Netherlands, Peru, Republic of Korea, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.
    US Navy photo # 080627-N-6674H-038 PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (June 27, 2008) by MC2 Paul D. Honnick.
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    Bonhomme Richard 1441k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) moored pierside at Naval Station Pearl Harbor for Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008. RIMPAC is the world's largest multinational exercise and is scheduled biennially by the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Participants include the United States, Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, the Netherlands, Peru, Republic of Korea, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.
    US Navy photo # 080627-N-6674H-036 PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (June 27, 2008) by MC2 Paul D. Honnick.
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    Bonhomme Richard 32k F-14D Tomcat VF-32 "Felix 102" Bureau Number 163904 lifted by crane from USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Pearl Harbor. The F-14D was loaded aboard Bonhomme Richard at San Diego and delivered to the Pacific Aviation Museum, 27 June 2008.
    US Navy photo # 080701-N-1722M-033 PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (June 27, 2008)
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    Bonhomme Richard 781k Four landing signal enlisted personnel prepare to launch CH-53D Sea Stallions assigned to Heavy Marine Helicopter Squadron Three Six Two (HMH-362) "Ugly Angels" from the flight deck of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) during flight operations, 26 July 2008. Bonhomme Richard is participating in Rim of the Pacific 2008, (RIMPAC 2008).
    US Navy photo # 080726-N-9493W-062 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 26, 2008) by MC2 Justin Webb.
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    Bonhomme Richard 1462k Navy ships from the United States, Canada and Japan steam in formation during a Rim-of-the-Pacific 2008 group exercise off the coast of Oahu. Ships pictured from front to back:
    USS Chung-Hoon (DDG-93),
    USS Port Royal (CG-73),
    USS Lake Erie (CG-70),
    JDS Setogiri (DD-156).
    USS Paul Hamilton (DDG-60),
    HMCS Regina (FFG-334) and
    USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6).
    US Navy photo # 080729-N-7883G-085 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 29, 2008) by MC3 Kyle D. Gahlau.
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    Bonhomme Richard 342k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) moored pierside at Naval Station San Diego in August 2008. Photo by Richard Miller BMCS USNR (Ret)
    Bonhomme Richard 387k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) steams under the Golden Gate Bridge, as she enters San Francisco Bay to participate in San Francisco Fleet Week 2008. The event is an opportunity to showcase military personnel, equipment, technology and capabilities while highlighting naval history within the San Francisco area.
    US Navy photo # 081012-N-0515W-026 SAN FRANCISCO BAY (Oct. 12, 2008) by MC2 Drew Williams.
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    Bonhomme Richard 363k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) steams past Alcatraz State Park as she participates in the 27th annual San Francisco Fleet Week celebration.
    US Navy photo # 081012-N-0515W-061 SAN FRANCISCO BAY (Oct. 12, 2008) by MC2 Drew Williams.
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    Bonhomme Richard 1099k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) moored at Naval Station San Diego, CA. in May 2009 Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
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    Yukon 1682k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) prepares to come along side the fleet replenishment Oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO-202) during an underway replenishment. Bonhomme Richard, is underway conducting a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) in preparation for a scheduled Pacific deployment later this year.
    US Navy photo # 090730-N-5148B-008 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 30, 2009) by MC2 Sarah E. Bitter.
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    Bonhomme Richard 672k Tugs boats guide USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) as she turns into San Diego Bay. Bonhomme Richard and the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit departed on a regularly scheduled western Pacific deployment.
    US Navy photo # 090924-N-8283S-204 SAN DIEGO (Sept. 24, 2009) by MC2 John J. Siller.
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    Bonhomme Richard 462k Chief Boatswain's Mate Francisco Valdovinos, assigned to the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS-1), watches as Freedom approaches USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) for a refueling at sea. Freedom and Bonhomme Richard are scheduled to participate in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010, the world's largest international maritime exercise.
    US Navy photo # 100617-N-7058E-122 PACIFIC OCEAN (June 17, 2010) by MC2 John J. Siller.
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    Bonhomme Richard 291k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) prepares for a refueling at sea with the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS-1). Freedom and Bonhomme Richard are scheduled to participate in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010, the world's largest international maritime exercise.
    US Navy photo # 100617-N-7058E-099 PACIFIC OCEAN (June 17, 2010) by LT. Ed Early
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    Bonhomme Richard 629k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) conducts a replenishment at sea with the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS-1). Freedom and Bonhomme Richard are scheduled to participate in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010, the world's largest international maritime exercise.
    US Navy photo 100617-N-7058E-??? PACIFIC OCEAN (June 17, 2010)
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    CVN-76 115k USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), left, the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) and the amphibious transport dock ship USS Cleveland LPD-7), 28 June 2010, pierside at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to support Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010 exercises. Royal Australian Navy photo by ABIS James McDougall (# 100628-O-8247M-134).

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    Saginaw 966k The amphibious landing platform HMAS Kanimbla (LPA-51) moors alongside USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to participate in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010 exercise.
    US Navy photo # 100628-O-8247S-008 PEARL HARBOR (June 28, 2010), a Royal Australian Navy photo by ABIS Dove Smithett.
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    Bonhomme Richard 1030k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) prepares to depart Pearl Harbor, 28 June to participate in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010 exercise. RIMPAC is a biennial, multinational exercise designed to strengthen regional partnerships and improve interoperability.
    US Navy photo # 100628-O-8247M-021 PEARL HARBOR (June 28, 2010) a Royal Australian Navy photo by ABIS James McDougal.
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    Bonhomme Richard 1529k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) departs Pearl Harbor, 6 July during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010 exercise. RIMPAC is a biennial, multinational exercise designed to strengthen regional partnerships and improve interoperability.
    US Navy photo # 100706-N-9500T-432 PEARL HARBOR (July 6, 2010) by MC1 Scott Taylor.
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    Guadalupe 420k USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200) refuels the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) left, and the Royal Australian Navy amphibious ship HMAS Kanimbla (LPA-51), right during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010 exercises.
    US Navy photo # 100713-N-7058E-449 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 13, 2010) by LT. Ed Early.
    Robert Hurst
    Bonhomme Richard 367k Republic of Korea Navy destroyer ROKS Sejong the Great (DDGH-991), left, is underway in formation with USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG-65) during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010. RIMPAC is a biennial, multinational exercise designed to strengthen regional partnerships and improve interoperability.
    US Navy photo # 100724-N-9500T-316 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 24, 2010) by MC1 Scott Taylor.
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    100724-N-1004S-351 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 24, 2010)
    313k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), center, the guided-missile destroyer ROKS Sejong the Great (DDGH-991), left, the destroyer JMSDF Akebono (DD-108) and other ships assigned to the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010 combined task force transit the Pacific Ocean in a 32-vessel formation as part of a photo exercise north of Hawaii, on 24 July 2010. RIMPAC.
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    100724-N-1004S-351 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 24, 2010) by MC3 Shawn J. Stewart
    100724-N-7042V-035 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 24, 2010) by MC3 Stephen M. Votaw
    100724-N-3659B-050 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 24, 2010) by MC2 Joseph M. Buliavac
    100724-N-7042V-014 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 24, 2010) by MC3 Stephen M. Votaw
    100724-N-3659B-012 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 24, 2010) by MC2 Joseph M. Buliavac
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    Bonhomme Richard 2096k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010 exercises. RIMPAC is a biennial, multinational exercise designed to strengthen regional partnerships and improve multinational interoperability.
    US Navy photo # 100731-N-6854D-067 PEARL HARBOR (July 31, 2010) by MC2 Jon Dasbach.
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    Bonhomme Richard 1577k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) moored at Pier 13 Naval Station San Diego while preparing for a dry dock planned maintenance availability period.
    US Navy photo # 100930-N-AA606-018 Naval Station San Diego (Sept 30, 2010) by MCC Joe Kane.
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    Makin Island 185k USS Makin Island (LHD-8) and USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Naval Station San Diego, CA., September 2010 Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
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    1007k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) transits San Diego bay while out bound to sea for the first time in nearly 11 months. Bonhomme Richard completed a $100-million maintenance and dry-dock period, including modifications to support the Joint Strike Fighter and the MV-22 Osprey aircraft.
    US Navy photo #'s 110708-N-PB383-001 SAN DIEGO (July 8, 2011) and 110708-N-PB383-005 SAN DIEGO (July 8, 2011) by MC3 Dominique Pineiro.
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    533k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) passes under the Golden Gate Bridge and sails into San Francisco Bay, signaling the beginning of San Francisco Fleet Week 2011. This year's event begins Saturday Oct. 8 with the Parade of Ships. San Francisco Fleet Week is a five-day event that highlights the equipment, technology and operational capabilities of the military's sea services and their history in the San Francisco area.
    US Navy photo #'s 111005-N-QM098-002 SAN FRANCISCO (Oct. 5, 2011) by MCC Terry L. Feeney and 111005-N-CJ186-078 SAN FRANCISCO (Oct. 5, 2011) by MC2 Torrey W. Lee.
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    Bonhomme Richard 66k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at anchor in San Francisco Bay, date unknown.
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    Bonhomme Richard 1021k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) anchors in Sasebo Harbor to load ammunition in preparation for patrol. Bonhomme Richard is the lead ship of the only forward-deployed amphibious ready group.
    US Navy photo # 120816-N-SO729-064 EAST CHINA SEA (Aug. 16, 2012) by MC2 Adam M. Bennett.
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    12094-N-LM312-018 PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 24, 2012)
    1995k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) prepares to pull alongside the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO-199) during a replenishment at sea. Note on the 01 level the 8-cell NATO Sea Sparrow Mk 29 launcher and a 21-cell Mk 49 Rolling Airframe Missile launcher, In the right corner of the photo are 12 Mk 36 Super Rapid Blooming Off-board Chaff mortars. On the flight deck: AV-8B Harriers, AH-1W Super Cobras, SH-60R Seahawk, CH-46E Sea Knights.
    US Navy photo # 12094-N-LM312-018 PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 24, 2012) by MCSN Adam D. Wainwright
    10080664 Loading a Mk 29 launcher with a RIM-7M Sea Sparrow missile
    10080665 Loading the Mk 49 launcher with a RIM-116A RAM
    10080666 Loading Mk 36 SRBOC mortars with flares and chaff
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    Bonhomme Richard 561k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) moored pierside at Naval Base Sasebo, Japan while the amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD-46) gets underway during a sea and anchor evolution. Tortuga is underway in preparation for an amphibious integration training and certification exercise and will participate in the annual multinational joint training exercise Cobra Gold. Tortuga is part of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and is operating in the US 7th Fleet area of operation.
    US Navy photo # 130114-N-HI414-122 SASEBO, Japan (Jan. 14, 2013) by MC3 Gregory A. Harden.
    Lee Wahler
    Bonhomme Richard 416k An AV-8B Harrier jet aircraft assigned to Marine Attack Squadron (VMA-513) lands on the flight deck of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6). The Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group is conducting routine joint-force operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility
    US Navy photo # 130701-N-VA915-267 PHILIPPINE SEA (July 1, 2013) by MC2 Jerome D. Johnson.
    Lee Wahler
    Bonhomme Richard 360k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) underway in the Coral Sea. Bonhomme Richard is the flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group participating in exercise Talisman Saber 2013. Talisman Saber is a biennial exercise that enhances multilateral collaboration between U.S. and Australian forces for future combined operations, humanitarian assistance and natural disaster response.
    US Navy photo # 130701-N-VA915-267 PHILIPPINE SEA (July 1, 2013) by MCSA Edward Guttierrez III.
    Lee Wahler
    Bonhomme Richard
    140217-N-BB269-066 SASEBO, Japan (Feb. 17, 2014)
    170k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) gets underway at Fleet Activities Sasebo. Bonhomme Richard is the flagship for the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and is conducting routine operations in the US 7th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo #'s
    140217-N-BB269-066 SASEBO, Japan (Feb. 17, 2014)

    140217-N-BB269-114 SASEBO, Japan (Feb. 17, 2014) by MCSN Raymond D. Diaz III.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Bonhomme Richard
    140217-N-BB269-114 SASEBO, Japan (Feb. 17, 2014)
    198k
    Bonhomme Richard 249k A second MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft assigned to the "Dragons" of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM-265) prepares to land on the flight deck of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6). The Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group is conducting operations in the US. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 140219-N-BJ178-063 SOUTH CHINA SEA (Feb. 19, 2014) by MC2 Michael Achterling.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Bonhomme Richard
    140220-N-ZU025-266 EAST CHINA SEA (Feb. 20, 2014)
    409k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) transits the East China Sea. Bonhomme Richard is the lead ship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Readiness Group and is conducting operations in the US 7th Fleet area of responsibility
    US Navy photo #'s
    140220-N-ZU025-266 EAST CHINA SEA (Feb. 20, 2014) and
    140220-N-ZU025-372 EAST CHINA SEA (Feb. 20, 2014)
    by MC3 Todd C. Behrman.
    Robert M. Cieri and
    Lee Wahler
    Bonhomme Richard
    140220-N-ZU025-372 EAST CHINA SEA (Feb. 20, 2014)
    285k
    Bonhomme Richard 143k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) is assisted by tugs at White Beach. The Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group is conducting joint force operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 140222-N-NT265-425 OKINAWA, Japan (Feb. 22, 2014) by MC3 Christian Senyk.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Bonhomme Richard 246k Sailors secure an MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM-265) on the flight deck of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6). The Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group currently conducting joint force operations in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 140226-N-NT265-224 EAST CHINA SEA (Feb. 26, 2014) by MC3 Christian Senyk.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Bonhomme Richard 223k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) transits the East China Sea during a photo exercise. Bonhomme Richard is the flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and is participating in Exercise Ssang Yong, an annual combined exercise conducted by Navy and Marine forces with the Republic of Korea in order to strengthen interoperability across the range of military operations
    US Navy photo # 140327-N-BJ178-293 EAST CHINA SEA (March 27, 2014) by MC2 Michael Achterling.
     
    Bonhomme Richard 236k An MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM-265) (Reinforced) takes off from the flight deck of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6). Bonhomme Richard is assigned to Expeditionary Strike Group Seven and is participating in Exercise Ssang Yong, an annual combined exercise conducted by U.S. Navy and Marine forces with the Republic of Korea.
    US Navy photo # 140404-N-BJ178-026 EAST CHINA SEA (April 4, 2014) by MC2 Michael Achterling.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Bonhomme Richard 193k An MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM-265) prepares to land on the flight deck of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6). Bonhomme Richard is assigned to Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7 and is participating in Exercise Ssang Yong, an annual combined exercise conducted by U.S. Navy and Marine forces with the Republic of Korea.
    US Navy photo # 140401-N-ET721-034 EAST CHINA SEA (April 1, 2014) by MC1 Lance Burleson.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Bonhomme Richard 237k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), right, sits at anchor alongside the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE-2). Bonhomme Richard is assigned to Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG-7) and is participating in exercise Ssang Yong, an annual combined exercise conducted by Navy and Marine forces with the Republic of Korea in order to strengthen interoperability across the range of military operations.
    US Navy photo # 140401-N-LM312-170 EAST CHINA SEA (April 1, 2014) by MC2 Adam D. Wainwright.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Bonhomme Richard 943k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) moored at White Beach, Okinawa while preparing to embark the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU). Bonhomme Richard is conducting operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy Photo #150126-N-UF697-056 WHITE BEACH, Okinawa (Jan. 26, 2015) by MC3 Kevin V. Cunningham.
    Lee Wahler
    Bonhomme Richard 214k Sailors recover combat rubber raiding craft with Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) during night operations in the well deck of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6). Bonhomme Richard is deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy Photo # 150211-N-LM312-036 EAST CHINA SEA (Feb. 11, 2015) by MC2 Adam D. Wainwright.
    Ron Reeves
    Pecos 311k The Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD-48) prepares to come alongside USNS Pecos (T-AO-197) for a replenishment-at-sea as Pecos replenishes USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6). Ashland is part of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU), is conducting an amphibious integration training exercise.
    US Navy photo # 150311-N-NT265-078 EAST CHINA SEA (March 11, 2015) by MC3 Christian Senyk.
    Ron Reeves
    Ashland 293k The Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD-48) and the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) participate in a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos (T-AO-197). Also in the photo is USNS Washington Chamebers (T-AKE-11). Bonhomme Richard and Ashland are a part of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group are conducting an amphibious integration training exercise.
    US Navy photo # 150311-N-RU971-135 EAST CHINA SEA (March 11, 2015) by MC3 Cameron McCulloch.
    Lee Wahler
    Bonhomme Richard
    150605-N-NP779-043 EAST CHINA SEA (June 5, 2015)
    845k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD-48) maneuver to conduct a replenishment-at-sea. Bonhomme Richard, the lead ship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group, is assigned to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
    US Navy Photo #'s 150605-N-NP779-043 EAST CHINA SEA (June 5, 2015) and 150605-N-NP779-465 EAST CHINA SEA (June 5, 2015) by MC1 Ty C. Connors.
    Lee Wahler
    Bonhomme Richard
    150605-N-NP779-465 EAST CHINA SEA (June 5, 2015)
    896k
    Bonhomme Richard 934k An AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter, left, and a CH-E Super Stallion attached to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) fly over USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6). Bonhomme Richard is the lead ship of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group and is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.
    US Navy Photo # 150703-N-TW634-328 INDIAN OCEAN (July 3, 2015)> by MC3 Derek A. Harkins.
    Lee Wahler
    Bonhomme Richard 1373k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) transits the Pacific Ocean. Bonhomme Richard is the lead ship of the forward deployed Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group and is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.
    US Navy Photo # 150811-N-RU971-030 PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 11, 2015) by MC3 Cameron McCulloch.
    Lee Wahler
    Bonhomme Richard 1268k The forward deployed USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) transits the Pacific Ocean. Bonhomme Richard is the lead ship of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group and is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.
    US Navy Photo # 150813-N-DQ503-519 PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 13, 2015) by MC3 Taylor A. Elberg.
    Lee Wahler
    Bonhomme Richard 1186k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) conducts maintenance during a ship’s restricted availability (SRA) period in Sasebo.
    US Navy Photo # 160414-N-XK809-018 SASEBO, Japan (Aug. 13 2015).
    Tommy Trampp
    Bonhomme Richard 367k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) transits the East China Sea. Bonhomme Richard, flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
    US Navy Photo # 160828-N-WF272-263 EAST CHINA SEA (Aug. 28, 2016) by MC2 Diana Quinlan.
    Ron Reeves
    Bonhomme Richard 164k A Navy MH-60S Seahawk from USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) delivers supplies during a replenishment at sea with USS Green Bay (LPD-20). Helicopters from Bonhomme Richard carried supplies from USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE-10) to ships of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group as a prerequisite for pre-deployment certification during Amphibious Integration Training between the ships of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group and the 31st MEU.
    US Marine Corps Photo # 160831-M-MF313-586 PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 31, 2016) by Cpl. Darien J. Bjorndal.
    Lee Wahler
    Bonhomme Richard 207k The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilber (DDG-54) steams alongside USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) prior to a fueling at sea (FAS). Bonhomme Richard, flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, is operating in the Philippine Sea in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia Pacific region.
    US Navy Photo # 160915-N-NB544-200 PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 15, 2016) by MC2 Kyle Carlstrom
    Lee Wahler
    CVN-76 Ronald Reagan 124k USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) and USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) lead a formation of Carrier Strike Group Five and Expeditionary Strike Group Seven ships, steaming in the Philippine Sea, 20 September 2016. Ships in the photo include
    USS Momsen (DDG-92),
    USS Chancellorsville (CG-62),
    USS Stethem (DDG-63),
    USS Benfold (DDG-65),
    USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG-54),
    USS Germantown (LSD-42),
    USS Barry (DDG-52),
    USS Green Bay (LPD-20),
    USS McCampbell (DDG-85), as well as
    USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO-193) during a photo exercise to signify the completion of Valiant Shield 2016. Valiant Shield is a biennial, U.S.-only, field-training exercise with a focus on integration of joint training among U.S. forces. This was the sixth exercise in the series, that began in 2006.
    US Navy photo # 160920-N-NT265-419 PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 20, 2016) by MC2 Christian Senyk
    Ron Reeves
    Bonhomme Richard 221k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), middle, conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE-11), right, and the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO-193) in the South China Sea.
    US Navy Photo # 161003-N-QC631-126 SOUTH CHINA SEA (Oct. 2, 2016) by MC3 Gerald Dudley Reynolds.
    Robert Hurst
    Bonhomme Richard 208k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) passes the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Kongo (DDG-173) as she departs Sasebo, Japan. Bonhomme Richard, forward-deployed to Sasebo, Japan, is serving forward to provide a rapid-response capability in the event of a regional contingency or natural disaster.
    US Navy Photo # 170130-N-RY519-055 SASEBO, Japan (Jan. 30, 2017) by MC3 Zachary S. Horvath.
    US Navy Daily Digest Bulletin
    Bonhomme Richard 154k An AV-8B Harrier II, assigned to the "Tomcats" of Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 311, lands aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6). The ship is conducting unit-level training to ensure warfighting readiness in preparation for a routine patrol in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia Pacific region.
    US Navy Photo # 170208-N-WF272-064 PHILIPPINE SEA (Feb. 8, 2017) by MC2 Diana Quinlan.
    US Navy Daily Digest Bulletin
    Bonhomme Richard
    170304-N-XK809-093
    OKINAWA, Japan (March 4, 2017)
    150k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) arrives at White Beach Naval Facility for a port visit. The ship is on a routine patrol, operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to serve as a forward-capability for any type of contingency.
    US Navy Photo # 170304-N-XK809-093 OKINAWA, Japan (March 4, 2017) by MC3 William Sykes and 170304-N-WF272-382 OKINAWA, Japan (March 4, 2017) by MC2 Diana Quinlan.
    Lee Wahler
    US Navy Photos of the Daily Update 03/06/17
    Bonhomme Richard
    170304-N-WF272-382
    OKINAWA, Japan (March 4, 2017)
    130k
    Bonhomme Richard 271k An AV-8B Harrier assigned to the Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 311, lands aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) during Talisman Saber 17. Bonhomme Richard is part of a combined U.S.-Australia-New Zealand expeditionary strike group, which is undergoing a series of scenarios that will increase naval proficiencies in operating against blue-water adversarial threats and in its primary mission of launching Marine forces ashore in the littorals. Talisman Saber is a biennial U.S.-Australia bilateral exercise held off the coast of Australia meant to achieve interoperability and strengthen the U.S.-Australia alliance.
    US Navy Photo # 170709-N-WF272-818 CORAL SEA (July 9, 2017) by MC2 Diana Quinlan.
    Lee Wahler
    John Ericsson
    US Navy photo # 170710-N-YG104-010 CORAL SEA (July 10, 2017)
    306k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), right, steams alongside USNS John Ericsson (T-AO-194) and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD-48) during a replenishment-at-sea during Talisman Saber 2017. Bonhomme Richard is part of a combined U.S., Australia and New Zealand expeditionary strike group and is undergoing a series of scenarios that will increase naval proficiencies in operating against blue-water adversarial threats and in its primary mission of launching Marine forces ashore in the littorals. Talisman Saber is a biennial U.S.-Australia bilateral exercise held off the coast of Australia, meant to achieve interoperability and strengthen the U.S.-Australia alliance.
    US Navy photo # 170710-N-YG104-010 CORAL SEA (July 10, 2017) by MC2 Sarah Villegas and 170710-N-DL434-142 CORAL SEA (July 10, 2017) by MCSA Gavin Shields .
    U.S. Navy Photos of the Day Update 07/11/2017
    Lee Wahler
    John Ericsson
    US Navy photo # 170710-N-DL434-142 CORAL SEA (July 10, 2017)
    303k
    Bonhomme Richard 293k An MV-22B Osprey assigned to the "Dragons" of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron< (VMM) 265 (Reinforced) lands on the flight deck of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) during Talisman Saber 17. Bonhomme Richard is part of a combined U.S., Australia and New Zealand expeditionary strike group, which is undergoing a series of scenarios that will increase naval proficiencies in operating against blue-water adversarial threats and in its primary mission of launching Marine forces ashore in the littorals. Talisman Saber is a biennial U.S.-Australia bilateral exercise held off the coast of Australia meant to achieve interoperability and strengthen the U.S.-Australia alliance
    US Navy Photo # 170710-N-DL434-374CORAL SEA (July 10, 2017) by MCSA Gavin Shields.
    Lee Wahler
    Bonhomme Richard 464k USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) approaches the Royal Australian Navy hydrographic ship HMAS Melville (A 246) as they prepare to support recovery operations on the downed MV-22 Osprey aircraft that crashed 5 August 2017.
    US Navy Photo # 170808-N-YG104-009 CORAL SEA (Aug. 8, 2017) by MC2 Sarah Villegas.
    U.S. Navy Photos of the Day Update 08/10/2017

    USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) Memorabilia
    Bonhomme Richard

    1997
    Christening Coin
    Contributed by Robert M. Cieri
    Bonhomme Richard

    17 May 1997
    Christening Program
    Contributed by Robert M. Cieri
    Bonhomme Richard

    15 August 1998
    Commissioning Program
    Contributed by Robert M. Cieri
    Bonhomme Richard

    1998
    Welcome Aboard
    Contributed by Robert M. Cieri
    Bonhomme Richard

    2001
    Welcome Aboard
    Contributed by Robert M. Cieri


    For more photos and information about USS Bonhomme Richard, see;
  • Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
  • Command Operation Reports
  • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) Historical Chronology
  • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6)
  • Amphibious Assault Ships - LHA/LHD/LHA(R)
  • Navy News Story NNS120723-11 Released 7/23/2012 "Mine Warfare Group Helps in Search for Bonhomme Richard"

  • Commanding Officers
    01CAPT. Keith, Douglas Wayne, USN15 August 1998 - 24 April 2000
    02CAPT. Connelly, Robert Jeffrey, USN (USNA 1976)24 April 2000 - 20 September 2001
    03CAPT. DeGeus, Stanley Vincent20 September 2001 - 18 February 2003
    04CAPT. Berg-Johnsen, Jon F.18 February 2003 - 5 August 2004
    05CAPT. Jones, Jeffery Scott, USN :RADM5 August 2004 - 31 August 2005
    06CAPT. Greene, Stephen31 August 2005 - 14 June 2007
    07CAPT. Parrott, Neil Richard, USN14 June 2007 - 13 January 2009
    08CAPT. Funk, John Walter13 January 2009 - 10 July 2010
    09CAPT. Harnden Jr., Jonathan Lance10 July 2010 -  
    10CAPT. Litchfield, Charles Evan (Chuck), USN (USNA 1988)2 March 2012 - 23 April 2012 (hull swap with LHD-2)
    11CAPT. Fluker, David Paul, USN (USNA 1987)23 April 2012 - 28 June 2012
    12CAPT. Dusek, Daniel Patrick USN28 June 2012 - 2 October 2013
    13CAPT. Tynch III, Murray Joe (JT) :RADM2 October 2013 - 24 April 2015
    14CAPT. Ward, Jeffrey Allan, USN24 April 2015 - April 2017
    15CAPT. McCullen, Larry Gene, USNApril 2017 -  
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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