PHIBRON 11, USS Tortuga, Japan

09/02/2012: PHIBRON 11, USS Tortuga, JapanIn

Credit: USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6):8/30/12

  • In the first photo, Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, climb aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46), during a sea-to-ship Combat Rubber Raiding Craft training operation.The Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) is comprised of Tortuga, amphibious assault ship Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), amphibious transport dock USS Denver (LPD 9), the 31st MEU, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 11 and Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7.
  • In the second photo, Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, launch a Combat Rubber Raiding Craft from the well deck of amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46).
  • In the third photo, an AV-8B Harrier jet aircraft assigned to Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 542 sits on the flight deck under a full moon aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) at White Beach Naval Facility.
  • In the fourth photo, an AV-8B Harrier jet aircraft assigned to Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 542 sits on the flight deck aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) as amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) passes by off the coast of White Beach Naval Facility.
  • In the fifth photo, a pair of AV-8B Harrier jet aircrafts assigned to Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 542 sit on the flight deck aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) at sunset off the coast of White Beach Naval Facility.

 

 

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