HONG KONG— Amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Hong Kong for a scheduled port visit, Sept. 29.
Since departing White Beach, Okinawa with 31st MEU in August, Bonhomme Richard (BHR) has been operating in the Philippine Sea supporting U.S. 7th Fleet, and recently completed Valiant Shield 2016 (VS16), a U.S.-only, field training exercise (FTX).
“This is Bonhomme Richard’s first port visit since embarking the Marines more than a month ago, and this visit will be a great opportunity for the team to rest, relax and enjoy some well-deserved time off,” said Capt. Jeffrey Ward, commanding officer, Bonhomme Richard.
During the visit, Bonhomme Richard Sailors and Marines will host distinguished visitors for a big-top reception, participate in several community relation projects and will have a chance to experience the local sites and culture.
Bonhomme Richard, flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, is operating in the 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia Pacific region. The Bonhomme Richard ESG consists of USS Bonhomme Richard, USS Green Bay (LPD 20) and USS Germantown (LSD 42).
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