Malaysian Officials Board USS Bonhomme Richard

Malaysian Armed Forces and delegates from the State of Sabah, Malaysia, visited the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Feb. 27.

Participants were given the opportunity to embark Bonhomme Richard via an MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, tour the spaces and view the ship’s capabilities, observe a UH-1Y Huey Venom helicopter live-fire demonstration and a Marine raid force demonstration.

This visit marks the first port visit of a big deck amphibious ship to Malaysia in two years. The visit’s purpose is meant to develop relations between the United States and Malaysian governments by both countries conducting military training together.

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