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170710-N-YG104-007 CORAL SEA (July 10, 2017) The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) steams alongside the Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Ericsson (T-AO 194) and the dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) for replenishment at sea during Talisman Saber. Bonhomme Richard, part of a combined U.S. –Australia-New Zealand expeditionary strike group, is undergoing a series of scenarios that will increase naval proficiencies in operating against blue-water adversarial threats and in its primary mission of launching Marine forces ashore in the littorals. Talisman Saber is a biennial U.S.-Australia bilateral exercise held off the coast of Australia, meant to achieve interoperability and strengthen the U.S.-Australia alliance. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sarah Villegas/Released)

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Taken on July 10, 2017