U.S. Pacific Command


Malaysian dignitaries visit USS Bonhomme Richard in the South China Sea

SOUTH CHINA SEA (Feb. 27, 2015) - Capt. Heidi Agle, Commander Amphibious Squadron Eleven, guides Malaysian dignitaries on the flight deck during a visit to the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard is in Malaysia for a scheduled port visit and is the lead ship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group, comprised of USS Ashland (LSD 48), USS Germantown (LSD 42) and, the newest member, USS Green Bay (LPD 20). The purpose of the port call in Malaysia is to continue to build key diplomatic and military relationships and to illustrate the U.S. Navy’s commitment to broadening the robust ties with their regional Asia-Pacific partners. During Bonhomme Richard’s visit, the crew will engage in community relations events and sports activities and will host tours of the ship for the local residents. (U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Kevin V. Cunningham) 150227-N-UF697-122

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