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Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 1st Class Jonathan Hampton, assigned to the
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EAST SEA (March 16, 2016) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 1st Class Jonathan Hampton, assigned to the "Island Knights" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25, prepares for a flight in a MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter aboard forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard is the flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group and is participating in Exercise Ssang Yong 2016. SY16 is a biennial combined amphibious exercise conducted by forward-deployed forces with the Republic of Korea Navy and Marine Corps, Australian Army and Royal New Zealand Army Forces in order to strengthen interoperability and working relationships across a wide range of military operations from disaster relief to complex expeditionary operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeanette Mullinax)

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