Capt. Jeffery Ward, commanding officer of amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), announced the ship’s newest Sailors of the Quarter during an all-hands call in the hangar bay.
Boatswain’s 2nd Class Dominic Mando, from New Brunswick, is Bonhomme Richard’s Junior Sailor of the Quarter.
USS Bonhomme Richard is a Wasp-class multi-purpose amphibious assault ship forward deployed to Sasebo, Japan. — on a mission is to embark, deploy and land elements of a Marine Landing Force in amphibious assault operations by helicopter, landing craft, amphibious vehicle or any combination thereof.
The ship is on a routine patrol in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to serve as a forward-capability for any type of contingency.
Forward-deployed to Sasebo, Japan, Bonhomme Richard is serving forward to provide a rapid-response capability in the event of a regional contingency or natural disaster.
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