US Navy amphibious ready group completes 7th Fleet patrol

first_img U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) arrived in Sasebo, Japan, on April 10, completing its regularly-scheduled patrol in the 7th Fleet area of operations.Bonhomme Richard previously stopped in White Beach, Okinawa, to disembark personnel, vehicles and equipment of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), April 8.“We completed some valuable training on this patrol,” said Capt. Jeffrey Ward, Bonhomme Richard’s commanding officer. “The crew did a fantastic job working with the Marines. We increased our level of knowledge and enhanced our readiness to respond, and we did it safely and as a team. We’re returning to Sasebo with a sense of accomplishment and pride.”During the patrol, Bonhomme Richard (BHR) and the 31st MEU completed amphibious integrated training (AIT) and a certification exercise (CERTEX).Bonhomme Richard is the flagship of the BHR Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) which consists of USS Bonhomme Richard, USS Green Bay (LPD 20) and USS Ashland (LSD 48). Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy amphibious ready group completes 7th Fleet patrol Authorities US Navy amphibious ready group completes 7th Fleet patrol View post tag: USS Bonhomme Richard View post tag: BHR ARG View post tag: US Navy April 11, 2017 Share this articlelast_img read more