The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) arrived in Darwin, Australia, July 25, for the embarkation of more than 600 Marines, attached to 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), after recently completing Talisman Sabre 2015.
Sailors and Marines from the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) participated in a community service event at Juan M. Guerrero Elementary School in the Village of Dededo Aug. 5.
Over the past week the United States Coast Guard has been working with local crane operators and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to assist in the cleanup efforts during disaster relief efforts in Saipan.
Catholic Chaplain Lt. Luke R. Dundon, from Chantilly, Virginia, had conducted masses to hundreds and even thousands of people before reporting to the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) over a year ago.
Forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) celebrated its 17th birthday Aug 15. Bonhomme Richard is the third commissioned ship to bear the storied name USS Bonhomme Richard.
While transiting to Apra Harbor, Guam from Darwin, Australia on the 31st of July, the amphibious transport dock ship, USS Green Bay (LPD 20), welcomed aboard five members of the Engineering Readiness and Assistance Team (ERAT).
The Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, with embarked Marines and Sailors of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, departed White Beach, Okinawa, Japan, to begin a routine regional patrol, March 8.