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180104-N-XT039-009 SASEBO (Jan. 4, 2018) Officers assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) approach the Royal Fleet Auxiliary fast fleet tanker RFA Tidesurge (A138) for a ship tour. Bonhomme Richard Sailors visited Tidesurge to learn about the ship’s functions and capabilities, and to enhance relationships between the U.S. and U.K. naval forces. Bonhomme Richard, forward-deployed to Sasebo, Japan, is serving forward to provide a rapid-response capability in the event of a regional contingency or natural disaster. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jesse Marquez Magallanes/Released)

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Taken on January 4, 2018