USS Bonhomme Richard Flight Deck Operations

06/18/2015: MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 262 (Reinforced), and AV-8B Harrier jets, assigned to Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 231, take off and land on the flight deck of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Credit: Navy Media Content Services:3/19/15  

In Memory of Lt. Col. Chris Raible: CO VMA-211

09/19/2012: The Taliban killed the CO of VMA-211 in Afghanistan as well as having destroyed 6 Harriers.  The Lt. Col. Was a former MAWTS instructor as well. As Ed Timperlake underscored: The Afghan Attack was the worst day for VMA-211 since Wake Island--  From VMA-211 Squadron History:  "In November 1941,…