United States Navy Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) arrived in Manila for a scheduled port visit on March 4.
LHD 6 has 2,500 sailors and Marines aboard. They will participate in community relation initiatives like providing support displaced families affected by the eruption of Mayon Volcano.
The US Navy warship directly came from Thailand where it participated from Exercise Cobra Gold 2018 with Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore
USS Bonhomme Richard is operating in the Indo-Pacific region as part of a regularly scheduled patrol and provides a rapid-response capability in the event of a regional contingency or natural disaster.