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  • 18 August 2015
    Authorities

    Forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) celebrated its 17th birthday August 15. Bonhomme Richard is the third commissioned ship to bear the storied name USS Bonhomme Richard. The ship is named after the aged revolutionary war ship on loan from the King of France which Captain John Paul Jones sailed into history. […]

  • 20 January 2016
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    The U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), departed Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan on January 18 for its patrol of the 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility. Bonhomme Richard is the flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship is conducting routine maintenance and making preparations to embark the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 March 2014
    Training & Education

    For the first time in six months, forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) conducted a replenishment at sea (RAS) in the East China Sea March 7.   The ship received 600,000 gallons of diesel fuel marine and aviation fuel from Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) and more […]

  • 7 April 2017
    Training & Education

    The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) arrived in White Beach, Okinawa, to disembark 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) equipment, vehicles and personnel on April 6th. Bonhomme Richard departed Sasebo, Japan, for a regularly-scheduled patrol in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR), Feb. 27. During the patrol, Bonhomme Richard (BHR) and the […]

  • 2 February 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) has embarked Marines assigned to 3d Marine Division (MARDIV) at White Beach, Okinawa, ahead of exercise Cobra Gold 2018. Bonhomme Richard embarked 3d MARDIV personnel, vehicles and equipment before continuing a scheduled patrol in which the team will participate in the multilateral exercise. Cobra Gold is […]

  • 5 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    US Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), the lead vessel of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group, has been through a couple of pretty busy weeks. Bonhomme Richard traveled through the East China Sea, mid February, where it conducted a 25 mm machine gun drill during a general quarters exercise. A few days later, the vessel […]

  • 27 March 2015
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    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 […]

  • 26 April 2016
    Training & Education

    Eight air department Sailors assigned to amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) played a critical role as part of Task Force Chenzai, the Japanese earthquake relief effort near Kumamoto, Japan, from April 18-23. The team joined forces with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer helicopter ship JS Hyuga (DDH 181) to train and […]

  • 18 February 2014

    The flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) departed Sasebo, Japan on February 17, to patrol the 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility.   The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship Bonhomme Richard is scheduled to conduct joint force operations and training with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. “The crew of […]

  • 2 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), took the Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7 aboard for a patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. Bonhomme Richard arrived in White Beach, Okinawa February 28 to receive the ESG 7 staff subsequently converting the […]

  • 9 May 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) arrived at its new homeport in San Diego on May 8, concluding a homeport change from Sasebo, Japan. Bonhomme Richard departed San Diego in April 2012 for Sasebo, Japan, to replace USS Essex (LHD 2) as the Navy’s only forward-deployed amphibious assault ship and flagship […]

  • 5 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) arrived at White Beach, Okinawa, Japan, on March 4. During the port visit, the ship will embark Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), along with their vehicles and cargo, prior to departing for a routine patrol. “We are going to be very busy […]

  • 31 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) departed her homeport of Sasebo, Japan, on January 30. During a 3-month maintenance availability that was recently completed, the crew of Bonhomme Richard preserved and refurbished the ship and had the opportunity to take leave in the states and around Japan. Several ship systems […]

  • 20 January 2015
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    The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) conducted a replenishment at sea (RAS) with Military Sealift Command Dry Cargo/Ammunition Ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) Jan. 19. This is the first RAS Bonhomme Richard has conducted during 2015. Normally, a RAS consists of Bonhomme Richard receiving fuel, supplies and food to […]

  • 2 June 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) departed her forward-deployed base of Sasebo, Japan, on June 1 to start her scheduled patrol in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Bonhomme Richard and the Okinawa-based Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are scheduled for operations and exercises aimed at enhancing interoperability with partners and allies. “Every […]

  • 27 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed amphibious assault ship, departed Sasebo, Japan for a regularly-scheduled patrol in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility on February 27. Bonhomme Richard is scheduled to finalize shipboard certifications and conduct joint force operations with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Units (MEU) as they perform amphibious integration training […]

  • 11 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The US Navy’s forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) is getting ready to take to the seas. One of the first steps of that process is completed by a group of Sailors with a knowledge of the seas and all the accompanying obstacles that they present. The Sailors of the Navigation Department stand […]

  • 16 June 2015
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    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 […]

  • 29 August 2013
    Training & Education

    The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Darwin, Australia Aug. 28, for a scheduled port visit.  During the visit Bonhomme Richard Sailors and Marines will participate in various community service projects, sporting events, as well as enjoy the sites and hospitality of this […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 July 2013
    Training & Education

      The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) departed Brisbane, Australia after a four-day port visit. During the visit, Sailors and Marines participated in community relations projects, a friendly Rugby match with the local West Brisbane Bulldogs club team, and multiple tours offered by Bonhomme Richards’ Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Department. […]

  • 26 September 2013

    The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) offloaded Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) after conducting joint-force operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility, Sept. 25. During the patrol Bonhomme Richard and the 31st MEU participated in Exercise Talisman Saber 2013 and Exercise Koolendong 2013 (EK 13) with […]

  • 6 February 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors assigned to the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) with Marines of the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), celebrated the 234th anniversary of the ship’s namesake, Feb. 4. Sailors and Marines gathered on the mess decks to share stories of the legacy of the Bonhomme Richard and enjoy a cake […]

  • 23 August 2013
    Training & Education

    The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) departed Sydney Aug. 20 after a four-day port visit. During the visit, Sailors and Marines participated in community relations projects, friendly sport events with the local teams, and multiple tours offered by Bonhomme Richards’ Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Department. Twenty personnel from Bonhomme Richard […]

  • 23 February 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Malaysia’s sub-district of Sepanggar for a scheduled port visit in Kota Kinabalu, Feb 23. During the visit, Bonhomme Richard Sailors and Marines will be involved in various community service projects, hosting tours of the ship, […]

  • 2 October 2013
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    The commanding officer (CO) of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) was relieved of his duties on Oct. 2 due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command. Capt. Daniel Dusek was relieved by Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group Seven, Rear Adm. Hugh Wetherald. The relief stems from an ongoing Department of Justice investigation. After […]

  • 7 August 2016
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    The U.S. Navy’s Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7 flagship, USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), departed Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan for a scheduled patrol on August 6. Bonhomme Richard recently competed a four-month selective restricted availability (SRA) period, during which time the ship made renovations and repairs to combat systems, engineering systems and berthings. The upgrades […]

  • 29 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), and amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42), arrived in White Beach, Okinawa after completing a 9-day certification exercise (CERTEX) in the East China Sea, February 28. The ships embarked the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) for the CERTEX which is a comprehensive, complex training […]