11/01/2012: Flight operations aboard USS Bonhomme Richard
Credit: Amphibious Squadron 11:9/13/12
- In the first photo, Aviation Boatswain’s Mates (Handling) direct an AH-1W Cobra helicopter during takeoff from the flight deck aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard during flight operations.The Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group, along with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, is participating in a certification exercise. The evaluated event determines if the 31st MEU is capable of doing certain missions such as humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations or non-combatant evacuation operations with the ARG.
- In the second photo, Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit load up in the back of a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter during flight operations aboard the only forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard.
- In the third photo, an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter and an AH-1W Cobra helicopter fly by the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard during flight operations.