Hoboken native participates in ship-handling training aboard USS Bonhomme Richard

PHILIPPINE SEA (March 14, 2018)—Ensign Karen Quiles, from Hoboken, N.J., communicates with helmsmen during ship-handling training on the bridge of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). The ship-handling training allowed junior officers, under the instruction of qualified officers, to gain hands-on experience in maneuvering methods that are used during various at-sea operations and response scenarios. 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. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Sykes/Released)