USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), USS Green Bay (LPD-20) and USS Preble (DDG-88) visit Fremantle: 25 – 30 June 2015

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USS Bonhomme Richard arriving at Fremantle - 25 June 2015
USS Bonhomme Richard arriving at Fremantle – 25 June 2015
Photo © Keith Anderson.

NOTE: MORE PHOTOS BELOW

30 June 2015 – copyright © David Eyre

The USS Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (BHRESG) visited Western Australia from 25 to 30 June 2015 for a scheduled port visit, before taking part in the biennial Australia/US training Exercise, Talisman Sabre 2015.

USS Bonhomme Richard is forward deployed to Sasebo, Japan and operates as part of the US Navy’s 7th Fleet, operating in an area extending from the western Indian Ocean to the Pacific Ocean as far east as the International Date Line.

Around 4,000 US Navy sailors and Marines visited Perth, Fremantle and Bunbury, with some crew members taking part in local community projects. Australia is a popular port of call amongst the Americans, who will spend millions of dollars during their visit, providing a boost to the local economy.

Visiting vessels

  • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship – docked at Fremantle;
  • USS Green Bay (LPD-20), a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock – docked at Fremantle;
  • USS Preble (DDG-88) an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer – docked at Fremantle;
  • USS Ashland (LSD-48), a Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship – docked at Bunbury;
  • USS Jacksonville (SSN-669), a Los Angeles-class attack submarine – docked at HMAS Stirling, Garden Island.

Aircraft aboard

US Marine Corps aircraft were assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU), and some aircraft wore 31st MEU titles instead of their usual squadron tailcodes.

USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) – 22 US Marine Corps and 3 US Navy aircraft:

  • 12 Bell-Boeing MV-22B Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft of VMM-265 ‘Dragons’, USMC (tailcode EP)
  • 6 McDonnell-Douglas (now Boeing) AV-8B Harrier II (4 Harrier II Plus, 2 Harrier Night Attack) attack jets of VMA-311 ‘Tomcats’, USMC (some wore tailcode WL)
  • 4 Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters of HMH-462 ‘Heavy Haulers’, USMC (tailcode ’31st MEU’, one wore tailcode YJ)
  • 3 Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk helicopters of HSC-25 Detachment 6 ‘Island Knights’, USN (tailcode RB)

USS Green Bay (LPD-20) – 7 US Marine Corps helicopters:

  • 4 Bell AH-1W Super Cobra helicopters of HMLA-269 ‘The Gunrunners’, USMC (tailcode 31st MEU)
  • 3 Bell UH-1Y Venom helicopters of HMLA-269 ‘The Gunrunners’, USMC (tailcode 31st MEU).

USS Preble (DDG-88)2 US Navy helicopters:

  • 2 Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk helicopters of HSM-37 Detachment 5 ‘Easyriders’, USN (tailcode TH)

During this time, a US Air Force Beech C-12F and C-12J also visited Perth Airport.

USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6)

AviationWA was taken on a tour of the USS Bonhomme Richard, also known as BHR, Bonnie Dick and Revolutionary Gator.

The ship is 256 metres long and weighs 40,500 tonnes. For this deployment, it is carrying 25 aircraft, Jeeps, Humvees, trucks, cranes, amphibious assault vehicles and three hovercraft (LCACs) to take vehicles, supplies and personnel across the water and right up onto the beach.

Commanding Officer Jeffrey Ward said “Anything that you can think of that you want in a city, we’ve got it here.”

The ship has an extremely well-equipped hospital facility – second only to dedicated hospital ships, including operating theatres and a dentist. It also has a barber, gym, movie theatre, and a dining hall which includes Starbucks coffee. At the aft end it has a Well Deck and rear ramp door to load or unload hovercraft, landing craft, amphibious assault vehicles or boats.

The ship was launched in 1997 and has conducted a number of combat and humanitarian missions, including:

  • Operation Southern Watch, Iraq (24 January 2000 to 24 July 2000)
  • Operation Enduring Freedom (1 December 2001 to 18 June 2002)
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom (17 January 2003 to 26 July 2003)
  • Sri Lanka (6 December 2004 to January 2005) Detached to Sri Lanka to airlift relief, following the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunamis.
  • Sumatra, Indonesia (4 January 2005): Helping airlift relief supplies to the coast, following the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunamis.
  • Operation Unified Assistance (5 January 2005 to February 2005): relief efforts, following the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunamis. Her helicopters flew supplies and medical personnel into various areas of Indonesia, as well as evacuating the wounded.

Deployment for Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2015

The strike group departed Sasebo, Japan on 1 June 2015 to begin their deployment.

The ships arrived in Fremantle Port from around 9am on Thursday 25 June 2015, and departed on Tuesday 30 June 2015, to train in Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2015.

The exercise is held every two years and involves around 30,000 Australian and US defence personnel. It lasts over 20 days, with preparation and demobilisation activities carried out in the weeks before and after the Exercise. This year, it is being run simultaneously within the Shoalwater Bay Training Area, near Rockhampton in Central Queensland and at Fog Bay, south west of Darwin.

MORE PHOTOS TO BE ADDED IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS

USS Bonhomme Richard, a Wasp class Amphibious Assault ship at Fremantle – 25 June 2015.
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), a Wasp class amphibious assault ship at Fremantle – Thu 25 June 2015.
About to turn and commence the run in to the inner harbour at 8:34 am.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
USS Bonhomme Richard, a Wasp class Amphibious Assault ship at Fremantle – 25 June 2015.
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), a Wasp class amphibious assault ship at Fremantle – Thu 25 June 2015.
About to steam through the heads and enter Fremantle Harbour at 8:36 am.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
USS Bonhomme Richard arriving at Fremantle - 25 June 2015
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, arriving at Fremantle – Thu 25 June 2015
Photo © Keith Anderson.
USS Bonhomme Richard berthed at Fremantle - 25 June 2015
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), berthed at Fremantle – Thu 25 June 2015
Photo © Keith Anderson.
USS Green Bay, a San Antonio class amphibious transport dock at Fremantle – 25 June 2015.
USS Green Bay (LPD-20), a San Antonio class amphibious transport dock at Fremantle – Thu 25 June 2015.
sailing into Fremantle Harbour with seven helicopters on her flight deck at 9:52 am.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
UH-1Y Huey & AH-1W Sea Cobra from HMLA-269 “The Gunrunners” on the flight deck of USS Green Bay.
Bell UH-1Y Venoms and Bell AH-1W Super Cobras from HMLA-269 “The Gunrunners” on the flight deck of USS Green Bay (LPD-20), at Freamntle – Thu 25 June 2015.
Left to right are: 162550/41 AH-1W (MSN 26219/29155); 168409/32 UH-1Y; 165392/45, 160801/52 (MSN 26901) and 165319/42 (MSN 26343) AH-1W; 168407/30 and 168408/31 AH-1Y.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), berthed at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015. Photo © David Eyre
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), berthed at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © David Eyre
Jeffrey Ward, Commanding Officer of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015. Photo © David Eyre
Jeffrey Ward, Commanding Officer of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © David Eyre
Forward end of the flightdeck of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Viewed from the bridge. Visible aircraft include ten Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey tilt rotors, one McDonnell Douglas AV-8B+ (R) Harrier II Plus and two Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawks. In the foreground on the right are the RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile launcher and nearest is the NATO Sea Sparrow missile launcher. Photo © David Eyre
Forward end of the flightdeck of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Viewed from the bridge. Visible aircraft include ten Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey tilt rotors, one McDonnell Douglas AV-8B+ (R) Harrier II Plus and two Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawks. In the foreground on the right are the RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile launcher and nearest is the NATO Sea Sparrow missile launcher.
Photo © David Eyre
Forward end of the flightdeck of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Viewed from the bridge. Visible aircraft include some Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey tilt rotors, one McDonnell Douglas AV-8B+ (R) Harrier II Plus and two Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawks. In the upper right of the photo is USS Green Bay (LPD-20) with four AH-1W Super Cobras and three UH-1Y Venoms aboard. Photo © David Eyre
Forward end of the flightdeck of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Viewed from the bridge. Visible aircraft include some Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey tilt rotors, one McDonnell Douglas AV-8B+ (R) Harrier II Plus and two Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawks.
In the upper right of the photo is USS Green Bay (LPD-20) with four AH-1W Super Cobras and three UH-1Y Venoms aboard.
Photo © David Eyre
168546/RB-05 Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk (MSN 70-3971) of HSC-25 Detachment 6 “Island Knights”, USN, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Other aircraft visible include: another MH-60S of the same squadron on the left - 167889/RB-03 (MSN 70-3894); 168216/EP-10 (MSN D0166) (far left) and 168220/EP-00 (MSN D0170) Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey of VMM-265 'Dragons'; 165567/WL-00 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B+ (R) Harrier II Plus (cn B304, ex 163662) of VMA-311 'Tomcats, USMC. Photo © David Eyre
168546/RB-05 Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk (MSN 70-3971) of HSC-25 Detachment 6 “Island Knights”, USN, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Other aircraft visible include: another MH-60S of the same squadron on the left – 167889/RB-03 (MSN 70-3894); 168216/EP-10 (MSN D0166) (far left) and 168220/EP-00 (MSN D0170) Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey of VMM-265 ‘Dragons’; 165567/WL-00 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B+ (R) Harrier II Plus (cn B304, ex 163662) of VMA-311 ‘Tomcats, USMC.
Photo © David Eyre
Forward end of the flight deck of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Aircraft visible include: Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey of VMM-265 'Dragons', USMC: 168223/EP-03 (MSN D0173), 168216/EP-10 (MSN D0166) (both on the far left) and 168220/EP-00 (MSN D0170) (behind the Harrier); 167889/RB-03 Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk (MSN 70-3894) of HSC-25 Detachment 6 'Island Knights', USN (one the left); 165567/WL-00 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B+ (R) Harrier II Plus (cn B304, ex 163662) of VMA-311 'Tomcats, USMC. Photo © David Eyre
Forward end of the flight deck of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Aircraft visible include: Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey of VMM-265 ‘Dragons’, USMC: 168223/EP-03 (MSN D0173), 168216/EP-10 (MSN D0166) (both on the far left) and 168220/EP-00 (MSN D0170) (behind the Harrier); 167889/RB-03 Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk (MSN 70-3894) of HSC-25 Detachment 6 ‘Island Knights’, USN (one the left); 165567/WL-00 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B+ (R) Harrier II Plus (cn B304, ex 163662) of VMA-311 ‘Tomcats, USMC.
Photo © David Eyre
Centre and aft end of the flight deck of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Aircraft visible include: McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B+ (R) Harrier II Plus of VMA-311 'Tomcats, USMC; and Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallions of HMH-462 'Heavy Haulers'.. Photo © David Eyre
Centre and aft end of the flight deck of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Aircraft visible include: McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B+ (R) Harrier II Plus of VMA-311 ‘Tomcats, USMC; and Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallions of HMH-462 ‘Heavy Haulers’..
Photo © David Eyre
Centre flight deck and 'island' of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Photo © David Eyre
Centre flight deck and ‘island’ of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © David Eyre
Centre flight deck and 'island' of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Seen from the aft end. Aircraft visible include Bell Boeing MV-22B Ospreys of VMM-265 'Dragons', USMC; and a Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion of HMH-462 'Heavy Haulers', USMC. Photo © David Eyre
Centre flight deck and ‘island’ of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Seen from the aft end. Aircraft visible include Bell Boeing MV-22B Ospreys of VMM-265 ‘Dragons’, USMC; and a Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion of HMH-462 ‘Heavy Haulers’, USMC.
Photo © David Eyre
MV-22B Osprey of VMM-265 “Dragons” embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard.
168220/EP-00 Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey (MSN D0170) of VMM-265 “Dragons”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle – Thu 25 June 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
MV-22B Osprey of VMM-265 “Dragons” embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard.
168220/EP-00 Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey (MSN D0170) of VMM-265 “Dragons”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle – Thu 25 June 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
168220/EP-00 Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey (MSN D0170) of VMM-265 “Dragons”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Photo © David Eyre
168220/EP-00 Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey (MSN D0170) of VMM-265 “Dragons”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © David Eyre
MV-22B Osprey of VMM-265 “Dragons” embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard.
168220/EP-00 Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey (MSN D0170) of VMM-265 “Dragons”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
MV-22B Osprey of VMM-265 “Dragons” embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard.
168220/EP-00 Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey (MSN D0170) of VMM-265 “Dragons”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
168220/EP-00 Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey (MSN D0170) of VMM-265 “Dragons”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Photo © David Eyre
168220/EP-00 Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey (MSN D0170) of VMM-265 “Dragons”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © David Eyre
MV-22B Osprey cockpit of VMM-265 “Dragons” embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard.
Cockpit of 168220/EP-00 Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey (MSN D0170) of VMM-265 “Dragons”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
MV-22B Osprey of VMM-265 “Dragons” embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard.
168220/EP-00 Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey (MSN D0170) of VMM-265 “Dragons”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Interior, aircraft can carry 24 fully combatted troops sitting
Photo © Keith Anderson.
MV-22B Osprey of VMM-265 “Dragons” embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard.
168220/EP-00 Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey (MSN D0170) of VMM-265 “Dragons”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Interior, aircraft can carry 24 fully combatted troops sitting
Photo © Keith Anderson.
168220/EP-00 Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey (MSN D0170) of VMM-265 “Dragons”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Photo © David Eyre
168220/EP-00 Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey (MSN D0170) of VMM-265 “Dragons”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © David Eyre
168220/EP-00 Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey (MSN D0170) of VMM-265 “Dragons”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Photo © David Eyre
168220/EP-00 Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey (MSN D0170) of VMM-265 “Dragons”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © David Eyre
MV-22B Osprey of VMM-265 “Dragons” embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard.
168220/EP-00 Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey (MSN D0170) of VMM-265 “Dragons”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
168220/EP-00 Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey (MSN D0170) of VMM-265 “Dragons”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Photo © David Eyre
168220/EP-00 Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey (MSN D0170) of VMM-265 “Dragons”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Close-up of the left hand Rolls-Royce Allison T406 turboshaft engine pod and tilt rotor nacelle. Each engine delivers 6,150 hp (4,590 kW).
Photo © David Eyre
168217/EP-01 (MSN D0167) and 168028/EP-07 (MSN D0158) Bell Boeing MV-22B Ospreys of VMM-265 “Dragons”, USMC, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Photo © David Eyre
168217/EP-01 (MSN D0167) and 168028/EP-07 (MSN D0158) Bell Boeing MV-22B Ospreys of VMM-265 “Dragons”, USMC, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © David Eyre
MV-22B Osprey of VMM-265 “Dragons” embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard.
168219/EP-02 Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey (MSN D0169) of VMM-265 “Dragons”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
MV-22B Osprey of VMM-265 “Dragons” embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard.
168219/EP-02 Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey (MSN D0169) of VMM-265 “Dragons”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Ten Ospreys – left to right: 168219/EP-02 (MSN D0169); 168217/EP-01 (MSN D0167); 168028/EP-07 (MSN D0158); 168032/EP-09 (MSN D0162); 168027/EP-06 (MSN D0157); 168218/EP-11 (MSN D0168); 168031/EP-08 (MSN D0161); 168224/EP-05 (MSN D0174); 168223/EP-03 (MSN D0173); 168216/EP-10 (MSN D0166). At far end is: 167889/RB-03 Sikorsky MH-60S Seahwk (MSN 70-3894) of HSC-25 Detachment 6 ‘Island Knights’, USN.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
168219/EP-02 Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey (MSN D0169) of VMM-265 “Dragons”, USMC, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Photo © David Eyre
168219/EP-02 Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey (MSN D0169) of VMM-265 “Dragons”, USMC, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © David Eyre
168219/EP-02 Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey (MSN D0169) of VMM-265 “Dragons”, USMC, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Photo © David Eyre
168219/EP-02 Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey (MSN D0169) of VMM-265 “Dragons”, USMC, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © David Eyre
Bell Boeing MV-22B Ospreys of VMM-265 'Dragons', USMC and 167889/RB-03 Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk (MSN 703894) of HSC-25 Detachment 6 'Island Knights', USN, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Ospreys are (left to right): 168032/EP-09 (MSN D0162); 168027/EP-06 (MSN D0157); 168218/EP-11 (MSN D0168); 168031/EP-08 (MSN D0161); 168224/EP-05 (MSN D0174); 168223/EP-03 (MSN D0173); 168216/EP-10 (MSN D0166). Photo © David Eyre
Bell Boeing MV-22B Ospreys of VMM-265 ‘Dragons’, USMC and 167889/RB-03 Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk (MSN 703894) of HSC-25 Detachment 6 ‘Island Knights’, USN, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Ospreys are (left to right): 168032/EP-09 (MSN D0162); 168027/EP-06 (MSN D0157); 168218/EP-11 (MSN D0168); 168031/EP-08 (MSN D0161); 168224/EP-05 (MSN D0174); 168223/EP-03 (MSN D0173); 168216/EP-10 (MSN D0166).
Photo © David Eyre
Bell Boeing MV-22B Ospreys of VMM-265 'Dragons', USMC and 167889/RB-03 Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk (MSN 703894) of HSC-25 Detachment 6 'Island Knights', USN, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Osprey serials (left to right): 168032/EP-09 (MSN D0162); 168027/EP-06 (MSN D0157); 168218/EP-11 (MSN D0168); 168031/EP-08 (MSN D0161); 168224/EP-05 (MSN D0174); 168223/EP-03 (MSN D0173); 168216/EP-10 (MSN D0166). Photo © David Eyre
Bell Boeing MV-22B Ospreys of VMM-265 ‘Dragons’, USMC and 167889/RB-03 Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk (MSN 703894) of HSC-25 Detachment 6 ‘Island Knights’, USN, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Osprey serials (left to right): 168032/EP-09 (MSN D0162); 168027/EP-06 (MSN D0157); 168218/EP-11 (MSN D0168); 168031/EP-08 (MSN D0161); 168224/EP-05 (MSN D0174); 168223/EP-03 (MSN D0173); 168216/EP-10 (MSN D0166).
Photo © David Eyre
Bell Boeing MV-22B Ospreys of VMM-265 'Dragons' aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Left to right: 168218/EP-11 (MSN D0168); 168031/EP-08 (MSN D0161); 168224/EP-05 (MSN D0174); 168223/EP-03 (MSN D0173). Photo © David Eyre
Bell Boeing MV-22B Ospreys of VMM-265 ‘Dragons’ aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Left to right: 168218/EP-11 (MSN D0168); 168031/EP-08 (MSN D0161); 168224/EP-05 (MSN D0174); 168223/EP-03 (MSN D0173).
Photo © David Eyre
Bell Boeing MV-22B Ospreys of VMM-265 'Dragons' aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Furthest to nearest: 168219/EP-02 (MSN D0169); 168217/EP-01 (MSN D0167); 168028/EP-07 (MSN D0158); 168032/EP-09 (MSN D0162); 168027/EP-06 (MSN D0157); 168218/EP-11 (MSN D0168); 168031/EP-08 (MSN D0161); 168224/EP-05 (MSN D0174); 168223/EP-03 (MSN D0173); 168216/EP-10 (MSN D0166). Photo © David Eyre
Bell Boeing MV-22B Ospreys of VMM-265 ‘Dragons’ aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Furthest to nearest: 168219/EP-02 (MSN D0169); 168217/EP-01 (MSN D0167); 168028/EP-07 (MSN D0158); 168032/EP-09 (MSN D0162); 168027/EP-06 (MSN D0157); 168218/EP-11 (MSN D0168); 168031/EP-08 (MSN D0161); 168224/EP-05 (MSN D0174); 168223/EP-03 (MSN D0173); 168216/EP-10 (MSN D0166).
Photo © David Eyre
Bell Boeing MV-22B Ospreys of VMM-265 'Dragons' aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Furthest to nearest: 168219/EP-02 (MSN D0169); 168217/EP-01 (MSN D0167); 168028/EP-07 (MSN D0158); 168032/EP-09 (MSN D0162); 168027/EP-06 (MSN D0157); 168218/EP-11 (MSN D0168); 168031/EP-08 (MSN D0161); 168224/EP-05 (MSN D0174); 168223/EP-03 (MSN D0173); 168216/EP-10 (MSN D0166). Photo © David Eyre
Bell Boeing MV-22B Ospreys of VMM-265 ‘Dragons’ aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Furthest to nearest: 168219/EP-02 (MSN D0169); 168217/EP-01 (MSN D0167); 168028/EP-07 (MSN D0158); 168032/EP-09 (MSN D0162); 168027/EP-06 (MSN D0157); 168218/EP-11 (MSN D0168); 168031/EP-08 (MSN D0161); 168224/EP-05 (MSN D0174); 168223/EP-03 (MSN D0173); 168216/EP-10 (MSN D0166).
Photo © David Eyre
168221/EP-04 Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey (MSN D0171) of VMM-265 “Dragons”, USMC, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Photo © David Eyre
168221/EP-04 Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey (MSN D0171) of VMM-265 “Dragons”, USMC, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © David Eyre
168221/EP-04 Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey (MSN D0171) of VMM-265 “Dragons”, USMC, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Tilt rotor head fairings removed for maintenance. Photo © David Eyre
168221/EP-04 Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey (MSN D0171) of VMM-265 “Dragons”, USMC, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Tilt rotor head fairings removed for maintenance.
Photo © David Eyre
168221/EP-04 Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey (MSN D0171) of VMM-265 “Dragons”, USMC, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Tilt rotor head fairings removed for maintenance. Photo © David Eyre
168221/EP-04 Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey (MSN D0171) of VMM-265 “Dragons”, USMC, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Tilt rotor head fairings removed for maintenance.
Photo © David Eyre
168224/EP-05 (MSN D0174) and 168223/EP-03 (MSN D0173) Bell Boeing MV-22B Ospreys of VMM-265 “Dragons”, USMC, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Photo © David Eyre
168224/EP-05 (MSN D0174) and 168223/EP-03 (MSN D0173) Bell Boeing MV-22B Ospreys of VMM-265 “Dragons”, USMC, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © David Eyre
168028/EP-07 Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey (MSN D0158) of VMM-265 “Dragons”, USMC, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Photo © David Eyre
168028/EP-07 Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey (MSN D0158) of VMM-265 “Dragons”, USMC, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © David Eyre
168216/EP-10 (MSN D0166) and 168223/EP-03 (MSN D0173) Bell Boeing MV-22B Ospreys of VMM-265 “Dragons”, USMC, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Photo © David Eyre
168216/EP-10 (MSN D0166) and 168223/EP-03 (MSN D0173) Bell Boeing MV-22B Ospreys of VMM-265 “Dragons”, USMC, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © David Eyre
CH-53E Super Sea Stallion of HMH-462 “Heavy Haulers” embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard.
163078/21 (MSN 65-571) and 162491/24 (MSN 65-503) Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion of HMH-462 “Heavy Haulers”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
CH-53E Super Sea Stallion of HMH-462 “Heavy Haulers” embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard.
163078/21 (MSN 65-571) and 162491/24 (MSN 65-503) Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion of HMH-462 “Heavy Haulers”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
163078/21 (MSN 65-571) and 162491/24 (MSN 65-503) Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion of HMH-462 “Heavy Haulers”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Photo © David Eyre
163078/21 (MSN 65-571) and 162491/24 (MSN 65-503) Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion of HMH-462 “Heavy Haulers”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © David Eyre
162491/24 (MSN 65-503) and 163078/21 (MSN 65-571) Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion of HMH-462 “Heavy Haulers”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Photo © David Eyre
162491/24 (MSN 65-503) and 163078/21 (MSN 65-571) Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion of HMH-462 “Heavy Haulers”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © David Eyre
163078/21 Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion (MSN 65-571) of HMH-462 “Heavy Haulers”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. On the left are: 164148/(WL-)23 (MSN 221) and 164143/(WL-)20 (MSN 216) AV-8B Harrier II Night Attack and 165311/WL-02 AV-8B+ (R) Harrier II Plus (MSN 269, ex 162074) of VMA-311 'Tomcats', USMC. Photo © David Eyre
163078/21 Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion (MSN 65-571) of HMH-462 “Heavy Haulers”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
On the left are: 164148/(WL-)23 (MSN 221) and 164143/(WL-)20 (MSN 216) AV-8B Harrier II Night Attack and 165311/WL-02 AV-8B+ (R) Harrier II Plus (MSN 269, ex 162074) of VMA-311 ‘Tomcats’, USMC.
Photo © David Eyre
163078/21 Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion (MSN 65-571) of HMH-462 “Heavy Haulers”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Photo © David Eyre
163078/21 Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion (MSN 65-571) of HMH-462 “Heavy Haulers”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © David Eyre
163078/21 Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion (MSN 65-571) of HMH-462 “Heavy Haulers”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Photo © David Eyre
163078/21 Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion (MSN 65-571) of HMH-462 “Heavy Haulers”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © David Eyre
163078/21 Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion (MSN 65-571) of HMH-462 “Heavy Haulers”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Photo © David Eyre
163078/21 Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion (MSN 65-571) of HMH-462 “Heavy Haulers”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © David Eyre
CH-53E Super Sea Stallion of HMH-462 “Heavy Haulers” embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard.
162491/24 (MSN 65-503) Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion of HMH-462 “Heavy Haulers”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
CH-53E Super Sea Stallion of HMH-462 “Heavy Haulers” embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard.
162491/24 (MSN 65-503) Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion of HMH-462 “Heavy Haulers”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
162491/24 Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion (MSN 65-503) of HMH-462 “Heavy Haulers”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. In the background are: 163087/YJ-23 Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion (MSN 65-581) of HMH-462 “Heavy Haulers”, USMC, and 164148/(WL-)23 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B Harrier II Night Attack (MSN 221) of VMA-311 “Tomcats”, USMC. Photo © David Eyre
162491/(YJ-)24 Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion (MSN 65-503) of HMH-462 “Heavy Haulers”, USMC, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
In the background are: 163087/YJ-23 Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion (MSN 65-581) of HMH-462 “Heavy Haulers”, USMC, and 164148/(WL-)23 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B Harrier II Night Attack (MSN 221) of VMA-311 “Tomcats”, USMC.
Photo © David Eyre

 

163087/YJ-23 Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion (MSN 65-581) of HMH-462 “Heavy Haulers”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Photo © David Eyre
163087/YJ-23 Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion (MSN 65-581) of HMH-462 “Heavy Haulers”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © David Eyre
CH-53E Super Sea Stallion of HMH-462 “Heavy Haulers” embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard.
163087/YJ-23 Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion (MSN 65-581) of HMH-462 “Heavy Haulers”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
CH-53E Super Sea Stallion of HMH-462 “Heavy Haulers” embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard.
163087/YJ-23 Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion (MSN 65-581) of HMH-462 “Heavy Haulers”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
165244/25 Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion (MSN 65-638) of HMH-462 “Heavy Haulers”, USMC, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Photo © David Eyre
165244/25 Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion (MSN 65-638) of HMH-462 “Heavy Haulers”, USMC, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
At the stern of the ship are 163078/21 (MSN 65-571) and 162491/24 (MSN 65-503).
Photo © David Eyre
CH-53E Super Sea Stallion of HMH-462 “Heavy Haulers” embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard.
165244/25 Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion (MSN 65-638) of HMH-462 “Heavy Haulers”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
165244/25 Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion (MSN 65-638) of HMH-462 “Heavy Haulers”, USMC, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Photo © David Eyre
165244/25 Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion (MSN 65-638) of HMH-462 “Heavy Haulers”, USMC, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © David Eyre
CH-53E Super Sea Stallion of HMH-462 “Heavy Haulers” embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard.<br />
165244/25 Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion (MSN 65-638) of HMH-462 “Heavy Haulers”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson
165244/25 Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion (MSN 65-638) of HMH-462 “Heavy Haulers”, USMC, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Photo © David Eyre
165244/25 Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion (MSN 65-638) of HMH-462 “Heavy Haulers”, USMC, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © David Eyre
165244/25 Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion (MSN 65-638) of HMH-462 “Heavy Haulers”, USMC, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Photo © David Eyre
165244/25 Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion (MSN 65-638) of HMH-462 “Heavy Haulers”, USMC, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © David Eyre
AV-8B Harrier II of VMA-311 “Tomcats” embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard.
165567/WL-00 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B+(R) Harrier II Plus (MSN B304) of VMA-311 “Tomcats”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Thu 25 June 2015.
Re-manufactured from Harrier II 163662.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
AV-8B Harrier II of VMA-311 “Tomcats” embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard.
165567/WL-00 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B+(R) Harrier II Plus (MSN B304) of VMA-311 “Tomcats”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Re-manufactured from Harrier II 163662.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
AV-8B Harrier II of VMA-311 “Tomcats” embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard.
165567/WL-00 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B+(R) Harrier II Plus (MSN B304) of VMA-311 “Tomcats”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Re-manufactured from Harrier II 163662.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
AV-8B Harrier II of VMA-311 “Tomcats” embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard.
165567/WL-00 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B+(R) Harrier II Plus (MSN B304) of VMA-311 “Tomcats”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Re-manufactured from Harrier II 163662.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
165567/WL-00 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B+(R) Harrier II Plus (MSN B304) of VMA-311 “Tomcats”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Re-manufactured from Harrier II 163662. Photo © David Eyre
165567/WL-00 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B+(R) Harrier II Plus (MSN B304) of VMA-311 “Tomcats”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Re-manufactured from Harrier II 163662.
Photo © David Eyre
165567/WL-00 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B+(R) Harrier II Plus (MSN B304) of VMA-311 “Tomcats”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Re-manufactured from Harrier II 163662. Photo © David Eyre
165567/WL-00 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B+(R) Harrier II Plus (MSN B304) of VMA-311 “Tomcats”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Re-manufactured from Harrier II 163662.
Photo © David Eyre
165567/WL-00 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B+(R) Harrier II Plus (MSN B304) of VMA-311 “Tomcats”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Re-manufactured from Harrier II 163662. Photo © David Eyre
165567/WL-00 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B+(R) Harrier II Plus (MSN B304) of VMA-311 “Tomcats”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Re-manufactured from Harrier II 163662.
Photo © David Eyre
165567/WL-00 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B+(R) Harrier II Plus (MSN B304) of VMA-311 “Tomcats”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Re-manufactured from Harrier II 163662. Photo © David Eyre
165567/WL-00 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B+(R) Harrier II Plus (MSN B304) of VMA-311 “Tomcats”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Re-manufactured from Harrier II 163662.
Photo © David Eyre
165311/WL-02 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B+(R) Harrier II Plus (MSN 269, ex 162074) of VMA-311 “Tomcats”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Photo © David Eyre
165311/WL-02 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B+(R) Harrier II Plus (MSN 269, ex 162074) of VMA-311 “Tomcats”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © David Eyre
AV-8B Harrier II of VMA-311 “Tomcats” embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard.
165311/WL-02 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B+(R) Harrier II Plus (MSN 269) of VMA-311 “Tomcats”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Re-manufactured from Harrier II 162074.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
165311/WL-02 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B+(R) Harrier II Plus (MSN 269, ex 162074) of VMA-311 “Tomcats”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Photo © David Eyre
165311/WL-02 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B+(R) Harrier II Plus (MSN 269, ex 162074) of VMA-311 “Tomcats”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © David Eyre
AV-8B Harrier II of VMA-311 “Tomcats” embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard.
165588/WL-03 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B+(R) Harrier II Plus (MSN B325) of VMA-311 “Tomcats”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015. Re-manufactured from Harrier II 162730.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
165588/WL-03 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B+(R) Harrier II Plus (MSN B325) of VMA-311 “Tomcats”, USMC, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Re-manufactured from Harrier II 162730. Photo © David Eyre
165588/WL-03 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B+(R) Harrier II Plus (MSN B325) of VMA-311 “Tomcats”, USMC, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Re-manufactured from Harrier II 162730.
Photo © David Eyre
AV-8B Harrier II of VMA-311 “Tomcats” embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard.
165430/(WL-)04 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B+(R) Harrier II Plus (MSN B302) of VMA-311 “Tomcats”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Re-manufactured from Harrier II 163426.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
AV-8B Harrier II of VMA-311 “Tomcats” embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard.
165430/(WL-)04 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B+(R) Harrier II Plus (MSN B302) of VMA-311 “Tomcats”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Re-manufactured from Harrier II 163426.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
165430/(WL-)04 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B+(R) Harrier II Plus (MSN B302) of VMA-311 “Tomcats”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Re-manufactured from Harrier II 163426. Photo © David Eyre
165430/(WL-)04 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B+(R) Harrier II Plus (MSN B302) of VMA-311 “Tomcats”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Re-manufactured from Harrier II 163426.
Photo © David Eyre
165430/(WL-)04 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B+(R) Harrier II Plus (MSN B302) of VMA-311 “Tomcats”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Re-manufactured from Harrier II 163426. Photo © David Eyre
165430/(WL-)04 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B+(R) Harrier II Plus (MSN B302) of VMA-311 “Tomcats”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Re-manufactured from Harrier II 163426.
Photo © David Eyre
165430/(WL-)04 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B+(R) Harrier II Plus (MSN B302) of VMA-311 “Tomcats”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Re-manufactured from Harrier II 163426. Photo © David Eyre
165430/(WL-)04 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B+(R) Harrier II Plus (MSN B302) of VMA-311 “Tomcats”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Re-manufactured from Harrier II 163426.
Photo © David Eyre
164143/(WL-)20 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B Harrier II Night Attack (MSN 216) of VMA-311 'Tomcats', USMC, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Photo © David Eyre
164143/(WL-)20 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B Harrier II Night Attack (MSN 216) of VMA-311 ‘Tomcats’, USMC, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © David Eyre
164143/(WL-)20 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B Harrier II Night Attack (MSN 216) of VMA-311 'Tomcats', USMC, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Photo © David Eyre
164143/(WL-)20 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B Harrier II Night Attack (MSN 216) of VMA-311 ‘Tomcats’, USMC, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © David Eyre
164143/(WL-)20 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B Harrier II Night Attack (MSN 216) and 165430/(WL-)04 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B+(R) Harrier II Plus (MSN B302, ex 163426) of VMA-311 'Tomcats', USMC, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Photo © David Eyre
164143/(WL-)20 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B Harrier II Night Attack (MSN 216) and 165430/(WL-)04 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B+(R) Harrier II Plus (MSN B302, ex 163426) of VMA-311 ‘Tomcats’, USMC, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © David Eyre
164143/(WL-)20 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B Harrier II Night Attack (MSN 216) of VMA-311 'Tomcats', USMC, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Photo © David Eyre
164143/(WL-)20 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B Harrier II Night Attack (MSN 216) of VMA-311 ‘Tomcats’, USMC, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © David Eyre
AV-8B Harrier II of VMA-311 “Tomcats” embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard.
164148/(WL-)23 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B Harrier II Night Attack (MSN 221) of VMA-311 “Tomcats”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
AV-8B Harrier II of VMA-311 “Tomcats” embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard.
164148/(WL-)23 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B Harrier II Night Attack (MSN 221) of VMA-311 “Tomcats”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
164148/(WL-)23 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B Harrier II Night Attack (MSN 221) of VMA-311 “Tomcats”, USMC, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Photo © David Eyre
164148/(WL-)23 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B Harrier II Night Attack (MSN 221) of VMA-311 “Tomcats”, USMC, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © David Eyre
164148/(WL-)23 (MSN 221) and 164143/(WL-)20 (MSN 216) McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B Harrier II Night Attack, and 165311/WL-02 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B+(R) Harrier II Plus (MSN 269, ex 162074) of VMA-311 “Tomcats”, USMC, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Photo © David Eyre
164148/(WL-)23 (MSN 221) and 164143/(WL-)20 (MSN 216) McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B Harrier II Night Attack, and 165311/WL-02 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B+(R) Harrier II Plus (MSN 269, ex 162074) of VMA-311 “Tomcats”, USMC, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © David Eyre
167889/RB-03 Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk (MSN 70-3894) of HSC-25 Detachment 6 ‘Island Knights’, USN, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Photo © David Eyre
167889/RB-03 Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk (MSN 70-3894) of HSC-25 Detachment 6 ‘Island Knights’, USN, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © David Eyre
167889/RB-03 Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk (MSN 70-3894) of HSC-25 Detachment 6 ‘Island Knights’, USN, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Photo © David Eyre
167889/RB-03 Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk (MSN 70-3894) of HSC-25 Detachment 6 ‘Island Knights’, USN, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © David Eyre
168546/RB-05 Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk (MSN 70-3971) of HSC-25 Detachment 6 “Island Knights”, USN, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Photo © David Eyre
168546/RB-05 Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk (MSN 70-3971) of HSC-25 Detachment 6 “Island Knights”, USN, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © David Eyre
MH-60S Seahawk of HSC-25 “Island Knights” embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard.
168546/RB-05 Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk (MSN 70-3971) of HSC-25 Detachment 6 “Island Knights”, USN, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
168546/RB-05 Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk (MSN 70-3971) of HSC-25 Detachment 6 “Island Knights”, USN, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Photo © David Eyre
168546/RB-05 Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk (MSN 70-3971) of HSC-25 Detachment 6 “Island Knights”, USN, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © David Eyre
168546/RB-05 Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk (MSN 70-3971) of HSC-25 Detachment 6 “Island Knights”, USN, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Photo © David Eyre
168546/RB-05 Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk (MSN 70-3971) of HSC-25 Detachment 6 “Island Knights”, USN, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © David Eyre
MH-60S Seahawk of HSC-25 “Island Knights” embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard.
168546/RB-05 Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk (MSN 70-3971) of HSC-25 Detachment 6 “Island Knights”, USN, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
MH-60S Seahawk of HSC-25 “Island Knights” embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard.
168546/RB-05 Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk (MSN 70-3971) of HSC-25 Detachment 6 “Island Knights”, USN, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
168545/RB-09 Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk (MSN 70-3965) of HSC-25 Detachment 6 'Island Knights', USN, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Photo © David Eyre
168545/RB-09 Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk (MSN 70-3965) of HSC-25 Detachment 6 ‘Island Knights’, USN, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © David Eyre
168545/RB-09 Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk (MSN 70-3965) of HSC-25 Detachment 6 'Island Knights', USN, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Photo © David Eyre
168545/RB-09 Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk (MSN 70-3965) of HSC-25 Detachment 6 ‘Island Knights’, USN, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © David Eyre
LCACS (Landing Craft Air Cushion) loaded with trucks and equipment sitting in the well deck of US Bonhomme Richard.
LCACs (Landing Craft Air Cushion) loaded with trucks and equipment, sitting in the well deck of US Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), a Wasp-class Landing, Helicopter, Dock (amphibious assault) ship, at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015. Aircraft aboard were from the 31s Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU), and included MV-22B Ospreys of VMM-265, AV-8B Harrier IIs of VMA-311, CH-53E Super Stallions of HMH-462, and MH-60S Seahawks of HSC-25 Detachment 6. Photo © David Eyre
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), a Wasp-class Landing, Helicopter, Dock (amphibious assault) ship, at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Aircraft aboard were from the 31s Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU), and included MV-22B Ospreys of VMM-265, AV-8B Harrier IIs of VMA-311, CH-53E Super Stallions of HMH-462, and MH-60S Seahawks of HSC-25 Detachment 6.
Photo © David Eyre
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), a Wasp-class Landing, Helicopter, Dock (amphibious assault) ship, at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015. Aircraft aboard were from the 31s Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU), and included MV-22B Ospreys of VMM-265, AV-8B Harrier IIs of VMA-311, CH-53E Super Stallions of HMH-462, and MH-60S Seahawks of HSC-25 Detachment 6. Photo © David Eyre
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), a Wasp-class Landing, Helicopter, Dock (amphibious assault) ship, at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Aircraft aboard were from the 31s Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU), and included MV-22B Ospreys of VMM-265, AV-8B Harrier IIs of VMA-311, CH-53E Super Stallions of HMH-462, and MH-60S Seahawks of HSC-25 Detachment 6.
Photo © David Eyre
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), a Wasp-class Landing, Helicopter, Dock (amphibious assault) ship, at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015. Aircraft aboard were from the 31s Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU), and included MV-22B Ospreys of VMM-265, AV-8B Harrier IIs of VMA-311, CH-53E Super Stallions of HMH-462, and MH-60S Seahawks of HSC-25 Detachment 6. Photo © David Eyre
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), a Wasp-class Landing, Helicopter, Dock (amphibious assault) ship, at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Aircraft aboard were from the 31s Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU), and included MV-22B Ospreys of VMM-265, AV-8B Harrier IIs of VMA-311, CH-53E Super Stallions of HMH-462, and MH-60S Seahawks of HSC-25 Detachment 6.
Photo © David Eyre
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), a Wasp-class Landing, Helicopter, Dock (amphibious assault) ship, at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015. Aircraft aboard were from the 31s Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU), and included MV-22B Ospreys of VMM-265, AV-8B Harrier IIs of VMA-311, CH-53E Super Stallions of HMH-462, and MH-60S Seahawks of HSC-25 Detachment 6. Photo © David Eyre
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), a Wasp-class Landing, Helicopter, Dock (amphibious assault) ship, at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Aircraft aboard were from the 31s Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU), and included MV-22B Ospreys of VMM-265, AV-8B Harrier IIs of VMA-311, CH-53E Super Stallions of HMH-462, and MH-60S Seahawks of HSC-25 Detachment 6.
Photo © David Eyre
USS Green Bay (LPD-20), a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Aboard the flight deck are seven helicopters from HMLA-269 “The Gunrunners”. Left to right are: 162550/41 Bell AH-1W Super Cobra (MSN 26219/29155); 168409/32 Bell UH-1Y Venom; 165392/45, 160801/52 (MSN 26901) and 165319/42 (MSN 26343) AH-1W; 168407/30 and 168408/31 AH-1Y. Photo © David Eyre
USS Green Bay (LPD-20), a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Aboard the flight deck are seven helicopters from HMLA-269 “The Gunrunners”. Left to right are: 162550/41 Bell AH-1W Super Cobra (MSN 26219/29155); 168409/32 Bell UH-1Y Venom; 165392/45, 160801/52 (MSN 26901) and 165319/42 (MSN 26343) AH-1W; 168407/30 and 168408/31 AH-1Y.
Photo © David Eyre
Bell AH-1W Super Cobras and Bell UH-1Y Venoms of HMLA-269 “The Gunrunners”, USMC, aboard USS Green Bay (LPD-20), at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Left to right are: 162550/41 Bell AH-1W Super Cobra (MSN 26219/29155); 168409/32 Bell UH-1Y Venom; 165392/45, 160801/52 (MSN 26901) and 165319/42 (MSN 26343) AH-1W; 168407/30 and 168408/31 AH-1Y. Photo © David Eyre
Bell AH-1W Super Cobras and Bell UH-1Y Venoms of HMLA-269 “The Gunrunners”, USMC, aboard USS Green Bay (LPD-20), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Left to right are: 162550/41 Bell AH-1W Super Cobra (MSN 26219/29155); 168409/32 Bell UH-1Y Venom; 165392/45, 160801/52 (MSN 26901) and 165319/42 (MSN 26343) AH-1W; 168407/30 and 168408/31 AH-1Y.
Photo © David Eyre
USS Green Bay (LPD-20), a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Aboard the flight deck are seven helicopters from HMLA-269 “The Gunrunners”. Furthest to nearest are: 162550/41 Bell AH-1W Super Cobra (MSN 26219/29155); 168409/32 Bell UH-1Y Venom; 165392/45, 160801/52 (MSN 26901) and 165319/42 (MSN 26343) AH-1W; 168407/30 and 168408/31 AH-1Y. Photo © David Eyre
USS Green Bay (LPD-20), a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Aboard the flight deck are seven helicopters from HMLA-269 “The Gunrunners”. Furthest to nearest are: 162550/41 Bell AH-1W Super Cobra (MSN 26219/29155); 168409/32 Bell UH-1Y Venom; 165392/45, 160801/52 (MSN 26901) and 165319/42 (MSN 26343) AH-1W; 168407/30 and 168408/31 AH-1Y.
Photo © David Eyre
Bell AH-1W Super Cobras and Bell UH-1Y Venoms of HMLA-269 “The Gunrunners”, USMC, aboard USS Green Bay (LPD-20), at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Furthest to nearest are: 162550/41 Bell AH-1W Super Cobra (MSN 26219/29155); 168409/32 Bell UH-1Y Venom; 165392/45, 160801/52 (MSN 26901) and 165319/42 (MSN 26343) AH-1W; 168407/30 and 168408/31 AH-1Y. Photo © David Eyre
Bell AH-1W Super Cobras and Bell UH-1Y Venoms of HMLA-269 “The Gunrunners”, USMC, aboard USS Green Bay (LPD-20), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Furthest to nearest are: 162550/41 Bell AH-1W Super Cobra (MSN 26219/29155); 168409/32 Bell UH-1Y Venom; 165392/45, 160801/52 (MSN 26901) and 165319/42 (MSN 26343) AH-1W; 168407/30 and 168408/31 AH-1Y.
Photo © David Eyre
Bell AH-1W Super Cobras and Bell UH-1Y Venoms of HMLA-269 “The Gunrunners”, USMC, aboard USS Green Bay (LPD-20), at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Furthest to nearest are: 162550/41 Bell AH-1W Super Cobra (MSN 26219/29155); 168409/32 Bell UH-1Y Venom; 165392/45, 160801/52 (MSN 26901) and 165319/42 (MSN 26343) AH-1W; 168407/30 and 168408/31 AH-1Y. Photo © David Eyre
Bell AH-1W Super Cobras and Bell UH-1Y Venoms of HMLA-269 “The Gunrunners”, USMC, aboard USS Green Bay (LPD-20), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Furthest to nearest are: 162550/41 Bell AH-1W Super Cobra (MSN 26219/29155); 168409/32 Bell UH-1Y Venom; 165392/45, 160801/52 (MSN 26901) and 165319/42 (MSN 26343) AH-1W; 168407/30 and 168408/31 AH-1Y.
Photo © David Eyre
Bell AH-1W Super Cobras and Bell UH-1Y Venoms of HMLA-269 “The Gunrunners”, USMC, aboard USS Green Bay (LPD-20), at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Furthest to nearest are: 162550/41 Bell AH-1W Super Cobra (MSN 26219/29155); 168409/32 Bell UH-1Y Venom; 165392/45, 160801/52 (MSN 26901) and 165319/42 (MSN 26343) AH-1W; 168407/30 and 168408/31 AH-1Y. Photo © David Eyre
Bell AH-1W Super Cobras and Bell UH-1Y Venoms of HMLA-269 “The Gunrunners”, USMC, aboard USS Green Bay (LPD-20), at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Furthest to nearest are: 162550/41 Bell AH-1W Super Cobra (MSN 26219/29155); 168409/32 Bell UH-1Y Venom; 165392/45, 160801/52 (MSN 26901) and 165319/42 (MSN 26343) AH-1W; 168407/30 and 168408/31 AH-1Y.
Photo © David Eyre
USS Preble (DDG-88), an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Photo taken from the aft end of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6). USS Preble had two Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawks of HSM-37 Detachment 5 'Easyriders' inside the hangars. Photo © David Eyre
USS Preble (DDG-88), an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Photo taken from the aft end of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6). USS Preble had two Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawks of HSM-37 Detachment 5 ‘Easyriders’ inside the hangars.
Photo © David Eyre
USS Preble (DDG-88), an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, at Fremantle - Fri 26 June 2015. Had two Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawks of HSM-37 Detachment 5 'Easyriders' inside the hangars. Photo © David Eyre
USS Preble (DDG-88), an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, at Fremantle – Fri 26 June 2015.
Had two Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawks of HSM-37 Detachment 5 ‘Easyriders’ inside the hangars.
Photo © David Eyre
84-00152 Beech C-12U-3 Huron (King Air B200C) (MSN BL-82) of 6th Theater Aviation Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, US Army Aviation, at Perth Airport - Fri 26 June 2015. On final approach to runway 21 at 4:23pm using callsign 'CATS 38', arriving from Darwin via Port Hedland. Based at Atsugi Air Base, Japan. This aircraft is believed to have visited in conjunction with the port visit to Fremantle by the USS Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, prior to Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015. It arrived shortly before Beech C-12J 86-00082. Both aircraft departed on 28 June 2015 at 8:42am - this one used callsign 'CATS 22' on departure back to Port Hedland. Photo © David Eyre
84-00152 Beech C-12U-3 Huron (King Air B200C) (MSN BL-82) of 6th Theater Aviation Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, US Army Aviation, at Perth Airport – Fri 26 June 2015.
On final approach to runway 21 at 4:23pm using callsign ‘CATS 38’, arriving from Darwin via Port Hedland. Based at Atsugi Air Base, Japan. This aircraft is believed to have visited in conjunction with the port visit to Fremantle by the USS Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, prior to Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015. It arrived shortly before Beech C-12J 86-00082. Both aircraft departed on 28 June 2015 at 8:42am – this one used callsign ‘CATS 22’ on departure back to Port Hedland.
Photo © David Eyre
84-00152 Beech C-12U-3 Huron (King Air B200C) (MSN BL-82) of 6th Theater Aviation Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, US Army Aviation, at Perth Airport - Fri 26 June 2015. On final approach to runway 21 at 4:23pm using callsign 'CATS 38', arriving from Darwin via Port Hedland. Based at Atsugi Air Base, Japan. This aircraft is believed to have visited in conjunction with the port visit to Fremantle by the USS Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, prior to Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015. It arrived shortly before Beech C-12J 86-00082. Both aircraft departed on 28 June 2015 at 8:42am - this one used callsign 'CATS 22' on departure back to Port Hedland. Photo © David Eyre
84-00152 Beech C-12U-3 Huron (King Air B200C) (MSN BL-82) of 6th Theater Aviation Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, US Army Aviation, at Perth Airport – Fri 26 June 2015.
On final approach to runway 21 at 4:23pm using callsign ‘CATS 38’, arriving from Darwin via Port Hedland. Based at Atsugi Air Base, Japan. This aircraft is believed to have visited in conjunction with the port visit to Fremantle by the USS Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, prior to Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015. It arrived shortly before Beech C-12J 86-00082. Both aircraft departed on 28 June 2015 at 8:42am – this one used callsign ‘CATS 22’ on departure back to Port Hedland.
Photo © David Eyre
84-00152 Beech C-12U-3 Huron (King Air B200C) (MSN BL-82) of 6th Theater Aviation Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, US Army Aviation, at Perth Airport - Fri 26 June 2015. On final approach to runway 21 at 4:23pm using callsign 'CATS 38', arriving from Darwin via Port Hedland. Based at Atsugi Air Base, Japan. This aircraft is believed to have visited in conjunction with the port visit to Fremantle by the USS Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, prior to Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015. It arrived shortly before Beech C-12J 86-00082. Both aircraft departed on 28 June 2015 at 8:42am - this one used callsign 'CATS 22' on departure back to Port Hedland. Photo © David Eyre
84-00152 Beech C-12U-3 Huron (King Air B200C) (MSN BL-82) of 6th Theater Aviation Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, US Army Aviation, at Perth Airport – Fri 26 June 2015.
On final approach to runway 21 at 4:23pm using callsign ‘CATS 38’, arriving from Darwin via Port Hedland. Based at Atsugi Air Base, Japan. This aircraft is believed to have visited in conjunction with the port visit to Fremantle by the USS Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, prior to Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015. It arrived shortly before Beech C-12J 86-00082. Both aircraft departed on 28 June 2015 at 8:42am – this one used callsign ‘CATS 22’ on departure back to Port Hedland.
Photo © David Eyre
86-00082 Beech C-12J (1900C-1) (MSN UD-5) of 6th Theater Aviation Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, US Army Aviation, at Perth Airport - Fri 26 June 2015. On final approach to runway 21 at 4:28pm using callsign 'CATS 12', arriving from Darwin via Port Hedland. Based at Atsugi Air Base, Japan. This aircraft is believed to have visited in conjunction with the port visit to Fremantle by the USS Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, prior to Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015. It arrived shortly after Beech C-12U-3 84-00152. Both aircraft departed on 28 June 2015 at 8:42am - this one used callsign 'CATS 12' again on departure back to Port Hedland. Photo © David Eyre
86-00082 Beech C-12J (1900C-1) (MSN UD-5) of 6th Theater Aviation Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, US Army Aviation, at Perth Airport – Fri 26 June 2015.
On final approach to runway 21 at 4:28pm using callsign ‘CATS 12’, arriving from Darwin via Port Hedland. Based at Atsugi Air Base, Japan. This aircraft is believed to have visited in conjunction with the port visit to Fremantle by the USS Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, prior to Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015. It arrived shortly after Beech C-12U-3 84-00152. Both aircraft departed on 28 June 2015 at 8:42am – this one used callsign ‘CATS 12’ again on departure back to Port Hedland.
Photo © David Eyre
86-00082 Beech C-12J (1900C-1) (MSN UD-5) of 6th Theater Aviation Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, US Army Aviation, at Perth Airport - Fri 26 June 2015. On final approach to runway 21 at 4:28pm using callsign 'CATS 12', arriving from Darwin via Port Hedland. Based at Atsugi Air Base, Japan. This aircraft is believed to have visited in conjunction with the port visit to Fremantle by the USS Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, prior to Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015. It arrived shortly after Beech C-12U-3 84-00152. Both aircraft departed on 28 June 2015 at 8:42am - this one used callsign 'CATS 12' again on departure back to Port Hedland. Photo © David Eyre
86-00082 Beech C-12J (1900C-1) (MSN UD-5) of 6th Theater Aviation Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, US Army Aviation, at Perth Airport – Fri 26 June 2015.
On final approach to runway 21 at 4:28pm using callsign ‘CATS 12’, arriving from Darwin via Port Hedland. Based at Atsugi Air Base, Japan. This aircraft is believed to have visited in conjunction with the port visit to Fremantle by the USS Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, prior to Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015. It arrived shortly after Beech C-12U-3 84-00152. Both aircraft departed on 28 June 2015 at 8:42am – this one used callsign ‘CATS 12’ again on departure back to Port Hedland.
Photo © David Eyre
86-00082 Beech C-12J (1900C-1) (MSN UD-5) of 6th Theater Aviation Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, US Army Aviation, at Perth Airport - Fri 26 June 2015. On final approach to runway 21 at 4:28pm using callsign 'CATS 12', arriving from Darwin via Port Hedland. Based at Atsugi Air Base, Japan. This aircraft is believed to have visited in conjunction with the port visit to Fremantle by the USS Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, prior to Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015. It arrived shortly after Beech C-12U-3 84-00152. Both aircraft departed on 28 June 2015 at 8:42am - this one used callsign 'CATS 12' again on departure back to Port Hedland. Photo © David Eyre
86-00082 Beech C-12J (1900C-1) (MSN UD-5) of 6th Theater Aviation Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, US Army Aviation, at Perth Airport – Fri 26 June 2015.
On final approach to runway 21 at 4:28pm using callsign ‘CATS 12’, arriving from Darwin via Port Hedland. Based at Atsugi Air Base, Japan. This aircraft is believed to have visited in conjunction with the port visit to Fremantle by the USS Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, prior to Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015. It arrived shortly after Beech C-12U-3 84-00152. Both aircraft departed on 28 June 2015 at 8:42am – this one used callsign ‘CATS 12’ again on departure back to Port Hedland.
Photo © David Eyre
USS Preble (DDG-88), USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) and USS Green Bay (LPD-20) at Fremantle Port - Sun 28 June 2015. Aerial photo taken at 1,500 feet. Aircraft aboard USS Bonhomme Richard included MV-22B Ospreys of VMM-265, AV-8B Harrier IIs of VMA-311, CH-53E Super Stallions of HMH-462, and MH-60S Seahawks of HSC-25 Detachment 6. Aboard the USS Green Bay were AH-1W Super Cobras and UH-1Y Venoms of HMLA-269. USS Preble had two MH-60R Seahawks of HSM-37 Detachment 5 in the hangars. Photo © Nick Tantra
USS Preble (DDG-88), USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) and USS Green Bay (LPD-20) at Fremantle Port – Sun 28 June 2015.
Aerial photo taken at 1,500 feet. Aircraft aboard USS Bonhomme Richard included MV-22B Ospreys of VMM-265, AV-8B Harrier IIs of VMA-311, CH-53E Super Stallions of HMH-462, and MH-60S Seahawks of HSC-25 Detachment 6. Aboard the USS Green Bay were AH-1W Super Cobras and UH-1Y Venoms of HMLA-269. USS Preble had two MH-60R Seahawks of HSM-37 Detachment 5 in the hangars.
Photo © Nick Tantra
USS Preble (DDG-88), USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) and USS Green Bay (LPD-20) at Fremantle Port - Sun 28 June 2015. Aerial photo taken at 1,500 feet. Aircraft aboard USS Bonhomme Richard included MV-22B Ospreys of VMM-265, AV-8B Harrier IIs of VMA-311, CH-53E Super Stallions of HMH-462, and MH-60S Seahawks of HSC-25 Detachment 6. Aboard the USS Green Bay were AH-1W Super Cobras and UH-1Y Venoms of HMLA-269. USS Preble had two MH-60R Seahawks of HSM-37 Detachment 5 in the hangars. Photo © Nick Tantra
USS Preble (DDG-88), USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) and USS Green Bay (LPD-20) at Fremantle Port – Sun 28 June 2015.
Aerial photo taken at 1,500 feet. Aircraft aboard USS Bonhomme Richard included MV-22B Ospreys of VMM-265, AV-8B Harrier IIs of VMA-311, CH-53E Super Stallions of HMH-462, and MH-60S Seahawks of HSC-25 Detachment 6. Aboard the USS Green Bay were AH-1W Super Cobras and UH-1Y Venoms of HMLA-269. USS Preble had two MH-60R Seahawks of HSM-37 Detachment 5 in the hangars.
Photo © Nick Tantra
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) and USS Green Bay (LPD-20) at Fremantle Port - Sun 28 June 2015. Aerial photo taken at 1,500 feet. Aircraft aboard USS Bonhomme Richard included MV-22B Ospreys of VMM-265, AV-8B Harrier IIs of VMA-311, CH-53E Super Stallions of HMH-462, and MH-60S Seahawks of HSC-25 Detachment 6. Aboard the USS Green Bay were AH-1W Super Cobras and UH-1Y Venoms of HMLA-269. Photo © Nick Tantra
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) and USS Green Bay (LPD-20) at Fremantle Port – Sun 28 June 2015.
Aerial photo taken at 1,500 feet. Aircraft aboard USS Bonhomme Richard included MV-22B Ospreys of VMM-265, AV-8B Harrier IIs of VMA-311, CH-53E Super Stallions of HMH-462, and MH-60S Seahawks of HSC-25 Detachment 6. Aboard the USS Green Bay were AH-1W Super Cobras and UH-1Y Venoms of HMLA-269.
Photo © Nick Tantra
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle Port - Sun 28 June 2015. Aerial photo taken at 1,500 feet. Aircraft aboard included MV-22B Ospreys of VMM-265, AV-8B Harrier IIs of VMA-311, CH-53E Super Stallions of HMH-462, and MH-60S Seahawks of HSC-25 Detachment 6. Photo © Nick Tantra
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle Port – Sun 28 June 2015.
Aerial photo taken at 1,500 feet. Aircraft aboard included MV-22B Ospreys of VMM-265, AV-8B Harrier IIs of VMA-311, CH-53E Super Stallions of HMH-462, and MH-60S Seahawks of HSC-25 Detachment 6.
Photo © Nick Tantra
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle Port - Sun 28 June 2015. Aerial photo taken at 1,500 feet. Aircraft aboard included MV-22B Ospreys of VMM-265, AV-8B Harrier IIs of VMA-311, CH-53E Super Stallions of HMH-462, and MH-60S Seahawks of HSC-25 Detachment 6. Photo © Nick Tantra
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle Port – Sun 28 June 2015.
Aerial photo taken at 1,500 feet. Aircraft aboard included MV-22B Ospreys of VMM-265, AV-8B Harrier IIs of VMA-311, CH-53E Super Stallions of HMH-462, and MH-60S Seahawks of HSC-25 Detachment 6.
Photo © Nick Tantra
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle Port - Sun 28 June 2015. Aerial photo taken at 1,500 feet. Aircraft aboard included MV-22B Ospreys of VMM-265, AV-8B Harrier IIs of VMA-311, CH-53E Super Stallions of HMH-462, and MH-60S Seahawks of HSC-25 Detachment 6. Photo © Nick Tantra
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle Port – Sun 28 June 2015.
Aerial photo taken at 1,500 feet. Aircraft aboard included MV-22B Ospreys of VMM-265, AV-8B Harrier IIs of VMA-311, CH-53E Super Stallions of HMH-462, and MH-60S Seahawks of HSC-25 Detachment 6.
Photo © Nick Tantra
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle Port - Sun 28 June 2015. Aerial photo taken at 1,500 feet. Aircraft aboard included MV-22B Ospreys of VMM-265, AV-8B Harrier IIs of VMA-311, CH-53E Super Stallions of HMH-462, and MH-60S Seahawks of HSC-25 Detachment 6. Photo © Nick Tantra
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle Port – Sun 28 June 2015.
Aerial photo taken at 1,500 feet. Aircraft aboard included MV-22B Ospreys of VMM-265, AV-8B Harrier IIs of VMA-311, CH-53E Super Stallions of HMH-462, and MH-60S Seahawks of HSC-25 Detachment 6.
Photo © Nick Tantra
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) and USS Green Bay (LPD-20) at Fremantle Port - Sun 28 June 2015. Aerial photo taken at 1,500 feet. Aboard the USS Green Bay were AH-1W Super Cobras and UH-1Y Venoms of HMLA-269. Photo © Nick Tantra
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) and USS Green Bay (LPD-20) at Fremantle Port – Sun 28 June 2015.
Aerial photo taken at 1,500 feet. Aboard the USS Green Bay were AH-1W Super Cobras and UH-1Y Venoms of HMLA-269.
Photo © Nick Tantra
USS Preble (DDG-88) at Fremantle Port - Sun 28 June 2015. Aerial photo taken at 1,500 feet. USS Preble had two MH-60R Seahawks of HSM-37 Detachment 5 in the hangars. Photo © Nick Tantra
USS Preble (DDG-88) at Fremantle Port – Sun 28 June 2015.
Aerial photo taken at 1,500 feet. USS Preble had two MH-60R Seahawks of HSM-37 Detachment 5 in the hangars.
Photo © Nick Tantra
The Wasp-class Amphibious Assault ship, USS Bonhomme Richard being turned in Fremantle Harbour in preparation to sail out at 1:29 pm, after a five day liberty call, headed now for northern Australia to participate in exercise Talisman Sabre.
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, at Fremantle – Tue 30 June 2015.
Being turned in Fremantle Harbour, in preparation to sail out at 1:29 pm, after a five-day liberty call, headed now for northern Australia to participate in Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
The Wasp-class Amphibious Assault ship, USS Bonhomme Richard being turned in Fremantle Harbour in preparation to sail out at 1:29 pm, after a five day liberty call, headed now for northern Australia to participate in exercise Talisman Sabre.
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, at Fremantle – Tue 30 June 2015.
Being turned in Fremantle Harbour, in preparation to sail out at 1:29 pm, after a five-day liberty call, headed now for northern Australia to participate in Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
The Wasp-class Amphibious Assault ship, USS Bonhomme Richard being turned in Fremantle Harbour in preparation to sail out at 1:29 pm, after a five day liberty call, headed now for northern Australia to participate in exercise Talisman Sabre.
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, at Fremantle – Tue 30 June 2015.
Being turned in Fremantle Harbour, in preparation to sail out at 1:29 pm, after a five-day liberty call, headed now for northern Australia to participate in Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
MV-22B Osprey of VMM-265 “Dragons” embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard.
168220/EP-00 Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey (MSN D0170) of VMM-265 “Dragons”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle – Tue 30 June 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
MH-60S Seahawk of HSC-25 “Island Knights” embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard.
167889/RB-03 Sikorsky MH-60S Seahwk (MSN 70-3894) of HSC-25 Detachment 6 ‘Island Knights’, USN, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle – Tue 30 June 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
MH-60S Seahawk of HSC-25 “Island Knights” embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard.
167889/RB-03 Sikorsky MH-60S Seahwk (MSN 70-3894) of HSC-25 Detachment 6 ‘Island Knights’, USN, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Fremantle – Tue 30 June 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
MH-60S Seahawk of HSC-25 “Island Knights” embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard.
168546/RB-05 Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk (MSN 70-3971) of HSC-25 Detachment 6 “Island Knights”, USN, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Tue 30 June 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
CH-53E Super Sea Stallion of HMH-462 “Heavy Haulers” embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard.
165244/25 Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion (MSN 65-638) of HMH-462 “Heavy Haulers”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Tue 30 June 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
AV-8B Harrier II of VMA-311 “Tomcats” embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard.
165567/WL-00 (MSN B304, ex 163662); 165311/WL-02 (MSN 269, ex 162074); and 165430/(WL-)04 (MSN B302, ex 163426) McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B+(R) Harrier II Plus of VMA-311 “Tomcats”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Tue 30 June 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
AV-8B Harrier II of VMA-311 “Tomcats” embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard.
164148/(WL-)23 McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B Harrier II Night Attack (MSN 221) of VMA-311 “Tomcats”, USMC, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at Fremantle – Tue 30 June 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
AV-8B Harrier II of VMA-311 “Tomcats” embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard.
AV-8B Harrier II of VMA-311 “Tomcats” and CH-53E Super Stallions of HMH-462 ‘Heavy Haulers’ embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard – Tue 30 June 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
The Wasp-class Amphibious Assault ship, USS Bonhomme Richard sails out of Fremantle after a five day liberty call, headed now for northern Australia to participate in exercise Talisman Sabre.
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, at Fremantle – Tue 30 June 2015.
Sailing out of Fremantle after a five-day liberty call, headed now for northern Australia to participate in Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
The Wasp-class Amphibious Assault ship, USS Bonhomme Richard sails out of Fremantle after a five day liberty call, headed now for northern Australia to participate in exercise Talisman Sabre.
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, at Fremantle – Tue 30 June 2015.
Sailing out of Fremantle after a five-day liberty call, headed now for northern Australia to participate in Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
The Wasp-class Amphibious Assault ship, USS Bonhomme Richard sails out of Fremantle after a five day liberty call, headed now for northern Australia to participate in exercise Talisman Sabre.
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, at Fremantle – Tue 30 June 2015.
Sailing out of Fremantle after a five-day liberty call, headed now for northern Australia to participate in Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
USS Green Bay, a San Antonio class amphibious transport dock at Fremantle – 30 June 2015.
USS Green Bay (LPD-20), a San Antonio class amphibious transport dock, at Fremantle – Tue 30 June 2015.
Sailing out of Fremantle after a five-day liberty call, with four AH-1W Super Cobra and three AH-1Y Venom helicopters on her flight deck and her hangar doors open. Headed for northern Australia, to participate in Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.

MEDEVAC FLIGHT – WED 1 JULY 2015

The day after the departure of the ships, two MV-22B Ospreys flew to Geraldton Airport just before 3pm, to drop off a sailor who was ill.

They did not refuel and departed with a few minutes of arrival, using callsigns DRAGON 01 and DRAGON 02. Photos courtesy of Alastair Urquhart.

168219/EP-02 (MSN D0169) and 168031/EP-08 (MSN D0161) Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey of HMM-265 'Dragons', US Marine Corps, at Geraldton Airport - Wed 1 July 2015. These two Ospreys, callsigns DRAGON 01 and DRAGON 02 flew from USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) on a medevac flight to drop off a sailor who was ill. They arrived just before 3pm, did not refuel and only stayed a few minutes. The ship had departed Fremantle the previous day after a port visit and was on its way to take part in Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015 off Darwin and Central Queensland.  Photo © Alastair Urquhart
168219/EP-02 (MSN D0169) and 168031/EP-08 (MSN D0161) Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey of VMM-265 ‘Dragons’, US Marine Corps, at Geraldton Airport – Wed 1 July 2015.
These two Ospreys, callsigns DRAGON 01 and DRAGON 02 flew from USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) on a medevac flight to drop off a sailor who was ill. They arrived just before 3pm, did not refuel and only stayed a few minutes. The ship had departed Fremantle the previous day after a port visit and was on its way to take part in Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015 off Darwin and Central Queensland.
Photo © Alastair Urquhart
168219/EP-02 (MSN D0169) and 168031/EP-08 (MSN D0161) Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey of HMM-265 'Dragons', US Marine Corps, at Geraldton Airport - Wed 1 July 2015. These two Ospreys, callsigns DRAGON 01 and DRAGON 02 flew from USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) on a medevac flight to drop off a sailor who was ill. They arrived just before 3pm, did not refuel and only stayed a few minutes. The ship had departed Fremantle the previous day after a port visit and was on its way to take part in Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015 off Darwin and Central Queensland.  Photo © Alastair Urquhart
168219/EP-02 (MSN D0169) and 168031/EP-08 (MSN D0161) Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey of VMM-265 ‘Dragons’, US Marine Corps, at Geraldton Airport – Wed 1 July 2015.
These two Ospreys, callsigns DRAGON 01 and DRAGON 02 flew from USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) on a medevac flight to drop off a sailor who was ill. They arrived just before 3pm, did not refuel and only stayed a few minutes. The ship had departed Fremantle the previous day after a port visit and was on its way to take part in Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015 off Darwin and Central Queensland.
Photo © Alastair Urquhart

2 thoughts on “USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), USS Green Bay (LPD-20) and USS Preble (DDG-88) visit Fremantle: 25 – 30 June 2015

  • June 29, 2015 at 9:36 am
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    Fantastic, as usual supreme images.

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  • July 2, 2015 at 7:59 pm
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    Thanks guys for going to the trouble of getting this excellent coverage…I didn’t even know the fleet had been in town.
    I went on board USS Bonhomme Richard quite a few years ago (last time it was in Freo’)?

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