Bonhomme Richard Departs Melbourne

USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) departed Melbourne, Australia, Sept. 3, concluding a scheduled six-day port visit.  Melbourne is Bonhomme Richard’s third Australian port visit during the current routine deployment as part of the U.S. – Australian biennial, bilateral exercise Talisman Saber 2017 (TS17), following visits to Sydney and Brisbane. “The people of Australia, military and civilian, have made us feel…

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Bonhomme Richard arrives in Melbourne for port visit

USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) arrived in Melbourne for a scheduled port visit August 28. Bonhomme Richard and the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) recently completed amphibious integration training (AIT) and a certification exercise (CERTEX), which tested the MEU’s ability to conduct all of its core missions such as stability operations, non-combatant evacuation and disaster relief. “Over the past…

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