Photo Gallery: Joint force operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility

EAST CHINA SEA (March 19, 2014) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25, receives supplies from Military Sealift Command Dry Cargo/Ammunition Ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8) while  conducting a replenishment-at-sea with Whidbey Island Class Amphibious Dock Landing Ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). Ashland is a  part of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), is currently conducting joint force operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication  Specialist 2nd Class Michael Achterling/Released)
EAST CHINA SEA (March 19, 2014) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25, receives supplies from Military Sealift Command Dry Cargo/Ammunition Ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8) while
conducting a replenishment-at-sea with Whidbey Island Class Amphibious Dock Landing Ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). Ashland is a
part of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), is currently conducting joint force operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication
Specialist 2nd Class Michael Achterling/Released)
EAST CHINA SEA (March 19, 2014) Military Sealift Command Dry Cargo/Ammunition Ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard is the lead ship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), is currently conducting joint force operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility. (U.S.  Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Achterling/Released)
EAST CHINA SEA (March 19, 2014) Military Sealift Command Dry Cargo/Ammunition Ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard is the lead ship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), is currently conducting joint force operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility. (U.S.
Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Achterling/Released)
EAST CHINA SEA (March 19, 2014) Marines assigned to Battalion Landing Team (BLT) Second Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently embarked with the amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9), load their M4 rifles before taking part in the combat marksmanship program (CMP). Denver is assigned to the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and is conducting operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Todd C. Behrman/Released)
EAST CHINA SEA (March 19, 2014) Marines assigned to Battalion Landing Team (BLT) Second Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently embarked with the amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9), load their M4 rifles before taking part in the combat marksmanship program (CMP). Denver is assigned to the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and is conducting operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Todd C. Behrman/Released)
EAST CHINA SEA (March 19, 2014) Sailors simulate fighting a fire in a compartment during a damage control drill aboard Austin-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9). Denver is assigned to the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and is conducting operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley J. Gee/Released)
EAST CHINA SEA (March 19, 2014) Sailors simulate fighting a fire in a compartment during a damage control drill aboard Austin-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9). Denver is assigned to the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and is conducting operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley J. Gee/Released)
EAST CHINA SEA (March 19, 2014) Marines assigned to Battalion Landing Team (BLT) Second Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently embarked with the amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9), fire M4 and M16A4 rifles as part of the combat marksmanship program (CMP) on the flight deck. Denver is assigned to the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and is conducting operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Todd C. Behrman/Released)
EAST CHINA SEA (March 19, 2014) Marines assigned to Battalion Landing Team (BLT) Second Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, currently embarked with the amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9), fire M4 and M16A4 rifles as part of the combat marksmanship program (CMP) on the flight deck. Denver is assigned to the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and is conducting operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Todd C. Behrman/Released)
EAST CHINA SEA (March 18, 2014) An MV-22 tiltrotor aircraft from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced) lands on the deck of forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard is the flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and is conducting a certification exercise with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and Commander Amphibious Squadron Eleven in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy Photo by Lt. Russell Wolfkiel/Released)
EAST CHINA SEA (March 18, 2014) An MV-22 tiltrotor aircraft from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced) lands on the deck of forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard is the flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and is conducting a certification exercise with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and Commander Amphibious Squadron Eleven in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy Photo by Lt. Russell Wolfkiel/Released)

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