Replenishment Oiler in At-Sea Operation

12/09/2012: The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) pulls alongside the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) to conduct replenishment at sea.

Bonhomme Richard is the lead ship of the only forward-deployed amphibious ready group and is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.

Credit: Navy Media Content Services :10/4/12

  •  In the second photo, Lt. David Roach, ship’s boatswain aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), supervises a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193). Admiral Buzby, the Commander of Military Sealift Command, has identified replacing the oilers as his number one priority.

http://defense.aol.com/2012/06/07/military-sealift-command-a-key-to-the-asia-strategy/

 

 

 

 

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