31st MEU Marines Disembark USS Bonhomme Richard

first_img September 26, 2013 View post tag: Naval View post tag: Defense View post tag: Defence View post tag: MEU View post tag: Disembark Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today 31st MEU Marines Disembark USS Bonhomme Richard View post tag: News by topic 31st MEU Marines Disembark USS Bonhomme Richardcenter_img View post tag: 31st The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) offloaded Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) after conducting joint-force operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility, Sept. 25.During the patrol Bonhomme Richard and the 31st MEU participated in Exercise Talisman Saber 2013 and Exercise Koolendong 2013 (EK 13) with their counterparts in the Royal Australian military. “Working alongside our counterparts from the 31st MEU has been great,” said USS Bonhomme Richard Commanding Officer Capt. Daniel Dusek. “During this patrol we were able to conduct valuable training with the MEU as well as our Australian allies.”This patrol also featured the first time the MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, embarked as part of the ACE for their first forward-deployed patrol with Bonhomme Richard.Bonhomme Richard ARG reports to Commander, Amphibious Force 7th Fleet, Rear Adm. Jeffrey A. Harley and is currently conducting joint force operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility.[mappress]Press Release, September 26, 2013 View post tag: Marines View post tag: usa View post tag: Bonhomme View post tag: Richard View post tag: USS View post tag: Navylast_img read more