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120613-N-KM175-027 SASEBO, Japan (June 13, 2012) - Republic of Korea Ministry of Defense Director General, Inspection bureau Hwanduk Jung and Commander Naval Forces Korea Rear Adm. William C.  McQuilkin take a tour aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). The visit was part of a tour of U.S. Forces Japan facilities by the United Nations Command (Rear), and Republic of Korea Military and Civilians designed to provide a better understanding of Bonhomme Richard's mission. Bonhomme Richard, commanded by Capt. David Fluker, is the lead ship in the only forward-deployed amphibious ready group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Terry Matlock/Released)
Republic of Korea Ministry of National Defense Director General and United Nations Command (Rear) tour USS Bonhomme Richard 
SASEBO, Japan – Republic of Korea Ministry of Defense Director General, Inspection Bureau Hwanduk Jung, escorted by Commander Naval Forces Korea Rear Adm. William C. McQuilkin, toured the forward-deployed amphibious-assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), June 13, 2012.
The visit was part of a tour of U.S. Forces Japan facilities by United Nations Command (Rear), and Republic of Korea military and civilian officials, designed to provide a better understanding of Bonhomme Richard’s mission.
Bonhomme Richard Commanding Officer Capt. David Fluker showed Director General Jung and the group around the ship; giving them an overview of the capabilities the world’s only forward-deployed amphibious-assault ship brings the Seventh Fleet area of responsibility.
“While Bonhomme Richard is designed for war fighting, the ship also brings unparalleled capabilities to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief,” said Fluker. “Our medical facilities are second only to a hospital ship, and with our embarked Marine counterparts we have the ability to deliver food, water and other supplies ashore.”
Highlights of the tour included Bonhomme Richard’s flight deck, medical facilities, well deck, and hangar bay.
“Bonhomme Richard’s Mission is to support an embarked Marine expeditionary unit,” said Fluker. “We also serve as a command and control platform for the amphibious task force commander when embarked.”
Bonhomme Richard, commanded by Capt. David Fluker, is the lead ship in the only forward-deployed Amphibious Ready Group.
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