U.S. Navy large deck ships are known to customarily host ceremonies and receptions onboard for special occasions, such as change of commands and foreign ports. For these events it is the ship’s food service Sailors responsible for delivering first-class catering service to the ship’s guests and leadership.
SOUTH CHINA SEA— Sailors aboard amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) have reacted to the Navy’s latest “Rating Modernization” instruction with concerns for their past, present and future.
The safe and smooth launching and recovering of aircraft on a floating landing strip relies significantly on the coordination of several operational work centers within the ship. Each center has its key members that take on added responsibilities, regardless of their rank.
U.S. Sailors, assigned to amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, work together with Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) to conduct coordinated amphibious operations during Exercise Ssang Yong 2016 (SY16).