Monday, April 03, 2017

Bonhomme Richard Operating in the East China Sea

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Matthew Titus signals an AV-8B Harrier assigned to the "Tomcats" of Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 311 to take off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). The ship is the flagship of it's expeditionary strike group, which is on a routine patrol, operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to enhance warfighting readiness and posture forward as a ready-response force for any type of contingency. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Diana Quinlan (Released) 170403-N-WF272-554