Monthly Archives: January 2013

U.S. Consul General, Naha Visits USS Bonhomme Richard

From Amphibious Squadron 11 Public Affairs WHITE BEACH, Okinawa – Mr. Alfred R. Magleby, the U.S. Consul General to Naha, Okinawa, visited with officers and crew of the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), Jan. 27. Bonhomme Richard is in White … Continue reading

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Navy Removes Harmful Material from Grounded USS Guardian

From U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs SULU SEA – A team of U.S. Navy salvage experts have been meticulously scouring the damaged USS Guardian (MCM 5), safely transferring anything deemed potentially harmful to prepare the grounded ship to be removed … Continue reading

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McCampbell Sailor Wins Rare Copernicus Award

Story by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Declan Barnes, Navy Public Affairs Support Element Japan YOKOSUKA, Japan – A Sailor assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) was awarded the annual “Copernicus Award” by the Armed … Continue reading

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Task Force 70 Holds Change of Command

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stephanie Smith YOKOSUKA, Japan (Jan. 23, 2013) – Task Force 70, responsible for the operations of aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers and frigates in the US Navy’s Seventh Fleet, conducted a change of command ceremony … Continue reading

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USS Bonhomme Richard Arrives Okinawa

PACIFIC OCEAN – The Navy’s only forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) arrived White Beach, Okinawa, to embark Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU), Jan. 26. Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and … Continue reading

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ATG Western Pacific Assess Bonhomme Richard’s 3M System

EAST CHINA SEA- Afloat Training Group (ATG) Western Pacific embarked the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) to examine the ship’s Maintenance, Material, and Management (3M) system for an upcoming 3M Certification in May. The training group … Continue reading

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USS Bonhomme Richard Embarks the 31st MEU Aviation Combat Element

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Achterling, USS Bonhomme Richard Public Affairs EAST CHINA SEA – The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), embarked the 31st Marine … Continue reading

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Amphibious Force U.S. Seventh Fleet Sailors Participate in Roadside Cleanup

From Commander, Amphibious Force U.S. Seventh Fleet Public Affairs OKINAWA, Japan – Sailors from Amphibious Force U.S. Seventh Fleet and Fleet Activities Okinawa participated in a roadside cleanup project Jan. 25 near White Beach Naval Facility. Participating Sailors picked up … Continue reading

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USS Bonhomme Richard Departs for Deployment, Cobra Gold

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam D. Wainwright, USS Bonhomme Richard Public Affairs SASEBO, Japan – Forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) departed Jan. 24, for a … Continue reading

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“Island Knights” Embark Bonhomme Richard

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amanda Kitchner SASEBO, Japan – The “Island Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 embarked the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), the flagship of commander, Amphibious Force Seventh Fleet, … Continue reading

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