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Amphibious Assault Ship in the Gulf of Thailand

GULF OF THAILAND (Feb. 16, 2018) The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) operates in the Gulf of Thailand to support Exercise Cobra Gold 2018. Bonhomme Richard is participating in CG18 alongside Royal Thai Navy ships and personnel, conducting a range of amphibious operations that will enhance tactical expertise of participants and flex combined capabilities to respond to contingencies. Cobra Gold is an annual exercise conducted in the Kingdom of Thailand held this year from Feb. 13-23 with seven full participating nations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Gavin Shields/Released)

GULF OF THAILAND (Feb. 16, 2018) The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) operates in the Gulf of Thailand to support Exercise Cobra Gold 2018. Bonhomme Richard is participating in CG18 alongside Royal Thai Navy ships and personnel, conducting a range of amphibious operations that will enhance tactical expertise of participants and flex combined capabilities to respond to contingencies. Cobra Gold is an annual exercise conducted in the Kingdom of Thailand held this year from Feb. 13-23 with seven full participating nations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Gavin Shields/Released)

GULF OF THAILAND (Feb. 16, 2018) The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) operates in the Gulf of Thailand to support Exercise Cobra Gold 2018. Bonhomme Richard is participating in CG18 alongside Royal Thai Navy ships and personnel, conducting a range of amphibious operations that will enhance tactical expertise of participants and flex combined capabilities to respond to contingencies. Cobra Gold is an annual exercise conducted in the Kingdom of Thailand held this year from Feb. 13-23 with seven full participating nations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Gavin Shields/Released)

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Amphibious Assault Leaves Okinawa

WHITE BEACH, Okinawa (Feb. 2, 2018) A tug boat guides the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) away from the pier during the ship’s departure from White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa. Bonhomme Richard is operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region as part of a regularly scheduled patrol and provides a rapid-response capability in the event of a regional contingency or natural disaster. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Sykes/Released)

WHITE BEACH, Okinawa (Feb. 2, 2018) A tug boat guides the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) away from the pier during the ship’s departure from White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa. Bonhomme Richard is operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region as part of a regularly scheduled patrol and provides a rapid-response capability in the event of a regional contingency or natural disaster. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Sykes/Released)

WHITE BEACH, Okinawa (Feb. 2, 2018) A tug boat guides the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) away from the pier during the ship’s departure from White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa. Bonhomme Richard is operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region as part of a regularly scheduled patrol and provides a rapid-response capability in the event of a regional contingency or natural disaster. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Sykes/Released)