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  • 17 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The South African Navy is holding an Inter-departmental and International Maritime exercise in Richards Bay under the auspices of Chief of Joint Operations of the South African National Defence Force. The exercise started on the 14th of September and will continue until the 2nd of October 2015. The SA Navy and the South Indian Ocean Naval […]

  • 18 February 2015
    Authorities

    The French Naval Ship (FNS) La Grandiere visited the port of Richards Bay, South Africa, from 14 to 18 February 2015. The Officer Commanding (OC) of FNS La Grandiere, Lt Cdr N. Napal paid a courtesy call to the mayor’s office to meet with the mayor, chief magistrate, police commissioner and the port captain. Lt […]

  • 25 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Interdepartmental and international Maritime Exercise OXIDE 2015 is currently underway in Richards Bay, South Africa, during the period from September 21 to October 2. The Exercise, held between the South Indian Ocean French Forces, stationed at La Reunion, and the South African National Defence Force every two years, is part of an effort of protecting trade routes in the […]

  • 12 December 2011

    India has detained a bulk carrier with a crew of 21 Ukrainian seafarers and two Irish security guards after finding four self-loading rifles and live cartridges, said to be for defence against piracy. The vessel has been named as the 2004-built, 55,137 dwt Genco Provence and the arrest took place in Morbi on December 5, […]

  • 28 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Handling major maritime incidents was the focus of activities of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), the Maritime Rescue Coordinating Centre (MRCC) in Cape Town and the Maritime Rescue Sub-Regional Centre (MRSC) conducted on September 21-22 during Exercise Oxide. The Search and Rescue exercise took place off the coast of Richards Bay. A combined Maritime […]

  • 10 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) completed its deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations, April 10. During the three-month underway, the Bonhomme Richard ARG, which comprises forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) and amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay (LPD […]

  • 3 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships of the U.S. Navy’s Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 11 completed their three-month, Indo-Asia-Pacific region patrol as part of the Bonhomme Richard amphibious readiness group (ARG), November 3. The Bonhomme Richard ARG/Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) team consisted of amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard, amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay, amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown, […]

  • 23 March 2018

    US Navy’s forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) arrived at White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa, for a visit as part of its Indo-Pacific deployment. The ship arrived in Okinawa on March 22 following a week of unit-level training at sea. Bonhomme Richard’s crew has conducted several drills and trainings to ensure readiness and […]

  • 26 June 2015

    USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) along with USS Green Bay (LPD 20) and the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Fremantle, Australia June 25 for the first port visit of their patrol. More than 4,000 Sailors and Marines from the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group will visit Perth, all of them eager to […]

  • 27 March 2015
    Authorities

    A Marine, assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) was medically evacuated (medevac) from the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) by an MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, assigned to Marine Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 262 (reinforced). Though the Marine’s life was not in immediate danger, Bonhomme Richard’s medical team took every medical […]

  • 9 July 2015
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    An MH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter conducts a vertical replenishment on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). The operation was conducted on July 5 in the Indian Ocean. Green Bay, along with the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48), left, the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard […]

  • 15 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    US Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) paddle toward the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) on the waters of the East China Sea from combat rubber raiding craft (CRRC). These boats are small and fast reconnaissance vehicles often called “Cricks” by Sailors and Marines and […]

  • 30 June 2015
    Authorities

    Three US Navy vessels departed Fremantle Port, Australia, after a five-day visit. USS Preble, USS Green Bay and USS Bonhomme Richard, carrying 4000 sailors and marines arrived in Fremantle on Thursday 25 June. The visit of the US naval contingent was associated with the biennial military training exercise Talisman Sabre 2015. The exercise is jointly sponsored by the US Pacific […]

  • 11 April 2017
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 9 March 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), embarked Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7 for patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. The ARG is comprised of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), the amphibious transport dock ship USS […]

  • 22 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay (LPD 20) and Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) completed amphibious integration training (AIT), March 19. AIT is designed to strengthen the ties between sailors and marines by conducting a diverse set of amphibious missions based on scenarios the MEU may be called to respond […]

  • 7 September 2015
    Authorities

    The Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) completed its patrol of the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations, Sept. 3. During the underway, the Bonhomme Richard ARG, which comprises amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) and amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay (LPD 20), along […]

  • 23 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Amphibious assault vehicles assigned to the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force Forward exit the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). The operation was conducted in the South China Sea on April 17. Green Bay is part of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 3rd Marine […]

  • 19 March 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conducted a noncombatant evacuation operation (NEO) drill while underway off the coast of Okinawa March 15. NEO is the safe evacuation of American civilians and embassy officials in the event an emergency situation arises in […]

  • 11 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The final ship of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) departed its forward-deployed homeport of Sasebo, Japan for a routine patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations, August 10. While on patrol, the Bonhomme Richard ESG and 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) will conduct a series of theater security cooperation engagements and […]

  • 13 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A contingent of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 7 staff embarked aboard amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) on September 11, to serve as the sea combat commander (SCC) for the expeditionary strike group during the upcoming joint exercise Valiant Shield. This will be the second time DESRON 7 has embarked on Bonhomme Richard, the flagship of […]

  • 31 March 2015
    Authorities

    Seaman Elena Alvarez stands watch aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). The photo was taken while the vessel was in the waters south of the Korean Peninsula on March 26. Green Bay is part of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st […]

  • 31 March 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) transported Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) to the coast of the Republic of Korea (ROK) in support of the Korean Marine Exchange Program (KMEP) 2015. One major characteristic that makes Bonhomme Richard and the other ships of the Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) unique […]

  • 15 April 2015
    Authorities

    Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Vincent Neighbor monitors nearby surface contacts from the starboard bridge wing of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). The operation was conducted in the East China Sea on April 11. Green Bay, part of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group, is underway in the U.S. 7th Fleet area […]

  • 15 June 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) wait in the well deck for Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) to return from a combat rubber raiding craft training exercise. The exercise was undertaken while the vessel was in the East China Sea on June 10. Green Bay […]

  • 18 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) made a port visit to White Beach, Okinawa, August 17. During the visit, Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) will join the Bonhomme Richard (BHR) crew for a scheduled deployment. BHR is conducting a fall deployment in the 7th Fleet area of operations […]

  • 16 June 2015
    Authorities

    The Pearl Harbor based guided missile destroyer, USS Preble (DDG 88), joined USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) Expeditionary Strike Group (BHRESG) on patrol in the 7th Fleet area of operations. USS Preble (DDG 88) which began their deployment to the Western Pacific on 24 March. The addition of a destroyer increases all amphibious mission sets […]

  • 3 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), underway in the East China Sea, will soon be joined by additional vessels. Bonhomme Richard ARG, which began a new deployment today, June 3, will be joined by USS Ashland (LSD 48) and USS Green Bay (LPD 20). The ARG will embark the Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) […]

  • 25 June 2015
    Authorities

    The amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) arrived in Fremantle, Australia, June 25. Sailors and Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are visiting the city in preparation for the biennial military training exercise Talisman Sabre 2015. The exercise sponsored by the U.S. Pacific Command and Australian Defense Force Headquarters Joint […]