South Carolina Native Deploys Aboard USS Bonhomme Richard 
by U.S. 7th Fleet on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 8:18pm  
PACIFIC OCEAN – Ship’s Serviceman Seaman Adam Reed, a Beaufort, S.C. native, is currently serving aboard amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during a scheduled deployment.

Ship’s Servicemen work in the supply department aboard the ship providing various services including: ship’s laundry, working in the ship’s store, vending and barbering.

“I mostly work in the crew’s barbershop cutting hair for E-6 and below,” said Reed. “We work hard to provide the crew with much needed resources that really boost morale throughout the ship.”

The United States Navy’s foundation is its people. As part of the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative, the U.S. Navy has put together a set of goals to provide Sailors and Marines with the support to continue to meet both physical and mental challenges of a military career.

“The men and women I interact with on a daily basis are some of the most unique people I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with,” said Reed.

Reed graduated from Beaufort High School in 2009 and is the son of Bonnie and Daniel Reed. He plans to study Marine Biology at the University of Santa Barbara after the Navy.

“I’m proud to serve my country,” he added. “It makes me feel good to check my Facebook page sometimes and see my family and friends tell me how proud they are of me.”

USS Bonhomme Richard, commanded by Capt. Daniel Dusek, is the lead ship of the only forward-deployed amphibious ready group (ARG).

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