USS Bonhomme Richard Begins Patrol


Story Number: NNS160806-01Release Date: 8/6/2016 11:01:00 AM
A  A  A   Email this story to a friend   Print this story
From USS Bonhomme Richard Public Affairs

SASEBO, Japan (NNS) -- The Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7 flagship, USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), departed Commander, Fleet Activities Sasebo for a scheduled patrol, Aug. 6.

Bonhomme Richard recently competed a 4-month selective restricted availability (SRA) period, during which time the ship made renovations and repairs to combat systems, engineering systems and berthings.

The upgrades were made to better serve the Sailors and Marines as they support the mission of security and peace in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

"We are very excited to get the ship back to sea after a successful maintenance period," said Capt. Jeffrey A. Ward, commanding officer, Bonhomme Richard. "The crew has put in a lot of hard work to make sure this ship is ready to return to sea and operate with our regional partners. I am confident in our ability to carry out any mission required of us."

Bonhomme Richard is forward deployed to Sasebo as part of the Amphibious Force 7th Fleet.

Commander, Amphibious Force U.S. 7th Fleet, is the Navy's only forward-deployed amphibious force, headquartered at White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa in Japan.

For more information, visit www.navy.mil, www.facebook.com/usnavy, or www.twitter.com/usnavy.

For more news from Commander, Amphibious Force, U.S. 7th Fleet, visit www.navy.mil/local/ctf76/.

 
 
Navy Social Media
Sign up for email updates To sign up for updates or to access your subscriber preferences, please click on the envelope icon in the page header above or click Subscribe to Navy News Service .