Bonhomme Richard Arrives in Bali
150731-N-DQ503-077 BALI, Indonesia (July 31, 2015) The anchor is lowered into the water during sea and anchor detail onboard forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard is the lead ship of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group and is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Taylor A. Elberg/Released)
Bonhomme Richard Arrives in Bali
BALI, Indonesia – Forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) anchored off the coast of Bali July 31, for a port visit and cultural exchange.

Upon arrival, Bonhomme Richard will host a reception for foreign dignitaries and visitors. The reception will allow guests to see the ship’s capabilities and learn more about the ship’s mission, across amphibious and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations.

The reception will give U.S. Service members the opportunity to learn about Indonesian culture, in order to broaden shared perspectives.

While in-port, Sailors and Marines will have the opportunity to visit and experience local sights and culture for some rest and relaxation.

“I’m really looking forward to hanging out with my friends and experiencing some authentic Indonesian food,” said lance Corporal Ryan Parkinson, from Santa Maria, California and a Marine attached to Combat Logistics Battalion (CLB) 31. “I plan to do a lot of relaxing on the beach.”

This port visit comes upon the completion of the biennial exercise Talisman Sabre on July 18th.
Bonhomme Richard, along with USS Green Bay (LPD 20), USS Ashland (LSD 48), USS Preble (DDG 88), the 31st marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) and counterparts from the Australian Defense Force (ADF), conducted various exercises which included naval maneuvers, an amphibious beach assault and live-fire training.

Bonhomme Richard is the lead ship of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (BHRESG) and is on patrol in the U.S. Seventh Fleet Area of Operations.
US Navy Recruiting | US Navy | US Marine Corps | Navy Reserves | Individual Augmentee
No Fear Act | FOIA | USA.gov | Veterans Crisis Line | Vote | DoD SafeHelpline
This is an official United States Navy Website. This US Government system is subject to monitoring. Please read our Privacy Policy and Section 508/Accessibility Statement.

The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the United States Department of Defense, or the United States Department of the Navy of the linked web sites, or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) sites, the United States Department of Defense, the Department of the Navy  does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this DoD web site.