An AV-8B Harrier belonging to Marine Attack Squadron 311 prepares for flight aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) while underway in the Pacific Ocean, June 9, 2017.
170609-M-GO150-173.JPG Photo By: Lance Cpl. Stormy Mendez

Sep 12, 2017
ABOARD USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD 6) - An AV-8B Harrier belonging to Marine Attack Squadron 311 prepares for flight aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) while underway in the Pacific Ocean, June 9, 2017. VMA-311 is the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s fixed-wing attack asset and combines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced) to form the 31st MEU’s Aviation Combat Element. During the flight the Harrier’s pilot fired the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS), a laser-guided rocket, for the first time in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The 31st MEU partners with the Navy’s Amphibious Squadron 11 to form amphibious component of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group. The 31st MEU and PHIBRON 11 combine to provide a cohesive blue-green team capable of accomplishing a variety of missions across the Indo-Asia-Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Stormy Mendez)


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