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USS Bonhomme Richard Ready For Sea Assessment
180122-N-XK809-092.JPG Photo By: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Sykes

SASEBO, Japan - Electronics Technician 1st Class William Kelly, right, a member of the TYCOM Material Inspection Team, and Electronics Technician 2nd Class Ricardo Arellano, from Bakersfield, Calif., conduct a pre-underway check on a navigation radar of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) as part of a Naval Surface Forces-led two-day Ready for Sea Assessment. The assessment assesses crew proficiency in propulsion, navigation and watches team proficiency, and certifies a ship as deployment ready. Bonhomme Richard, forward-deployed to Sasebo, Japan, is serving forward to provide a rapid-response capability in the event of a regional contingency or natural disaster.


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