09/10/2015: Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group formation during Talisman Sabre 2015.
Credit: USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6):7/16/15
INDIAN OCEAN (July 16, 2015)Eleven of the ships that participated in Talisman Sabre 2015 steam in formation off the western coast of Australia.
The ships [from left to right] are HMAS Launceston (ACPB 94), HMNZS Te Kaha, (F111), USS Chaffee (DDG 90), HMAS Choules (L100), amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20), HMAS Perth (FFH 157) [Center], amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) , forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), guided missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88 ) and HMAS Albany (ACPB 86).
The final photo shows the guided missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 90) steams off the western coast of Australia as the sun rises.
Preble is seen in the Indian Ocean participating in Talisman Sabre 2015.
Talisman Sabre is a bilateral exercise intended to train Australian and U.S. forces in planning and conducting combined task force operations.
Bonhomme Richard is the lead ship of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (BHRESG) and is seen conducting amphibious operations off the coast of Australia as part of bilateral exercise Talisman Sabre 2015.
(U.S Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ty C. Connors/ Released)