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Military Monday – Touring the USS Bonhomme Richard

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on October 19, 2009 by juliannah

I found this video of the USS Bonhomme Richard during Fleet Week in San Francisco 2008. It is quite long but it gives a good tour of the ship.

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Combat Cargo on the Job

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on October 1, 2009 by juliannah

I found these pictures today. The USS Bonhomme Richard received its first supplies at sea. LCpl Honda is probably in these pictures somewhere, but of course I can not tell where. Nothing new there.

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A MH-60S Seahawk carries supplies from fleet replenishment oiler USNS Henry J. Kaiser to USS Bonhomme Richard here Sept. 30 during an underway replenishment. The resupply was the first for Bonhomme Richard since deploying Sept. 24 with more than 1,200 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit members.

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Marines aboard USS Bonhomme Richard here prepare to connect a pallet to a hovering MH-60S Seahawk helicopter during an underway replenishment Sept. 30. The re-supply was the first for Bonhomme Richard since deploying Sept. 24 with more than 1,200 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit members.

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Combat cargo Marines and sailors aboard USS Bonhomme Richard here connect cargo nets to an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter during an underway replenishment Sept. 30. The re-supply was the first for Bonhomme Richard since deploying Sept. 24 with more than 1,200 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit members. I am pretty sure LCpl Honda is in this picture.

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Sailors aboard USS Bonhomme Richard here gather cargo nets during an underway replenishment Sept. 30. The re-supply was the first for Bonhomme Richard since deploying Sept. 24 with more than 1,200 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit members.

Pretty awesome. I have some pictures that I plan on taking off of FB too and will post those as I collect them.

These pictures and send off pictures are all on my shutterfly site as well if anyone would like to see them. There is a news story on Marines.mil about the USS Bonhomme Richard receiving supplies at sea. Although I can not seem to access it. Could be the computer I am using at the moment. I will post the link anyway and check it later.

Military Monday – At Sea

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on August 10, 2009 by juliannah

I am a little late with this. There is a new series, “At Sea” on the Military Channel featuring the US Navy and the US Marines. It actually started last night, Aug. 9th. It is a three episode special focusing on Naval ships.  The second episode airs tonight Aug. 10th at 10pm eastern time and concluding with the third episode on Tues. Aug. 11th. Hopefully it will repeat at another time. There is an excellent article about the series here.

The series focus is to let the American people know how the Navy and Marines work together and what these joined forces do when they are at sea. Our armed forces are made up of real people who have chosen to serve the American people and the series conveys this message to the viewer.

LCpl Honda is currently on the USS Bonhomme Richard preparing for an upcoming  MEU. This is why I am especially interested in this program. He currently works on the fight deck in Combat Cargo. He and other Marines and Sailors are responsible for loading and unloading cargo and making sure that people get on and off the Helicopters safely.

Go to the Military Channel website and you can explore an aircraft carrier interactively, find out more about the program, “At Sea” and learn about ships of the future.

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