Sailors from USS Bonhomme Richard helping out in the community
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – U.S. Navy sailors from the USS Bonhomme Richard, an amphibious assault ship and the third American warship to bear the name, will hold a handful of community relations events throughout the county today to meet with members of the community.
The Navy dubbed the day of events “13/13 Day,” representing the ships 13 departments doing 13 different events around the county.
More than 1,100 sailors are expected to participate in the event to share their pride in serving on the USS Bonhomme Richard, which arrived in San Diego after spending six years based in Sasebo, Japan, and build a rapport with county residents.
Six of the ship’s departments will hold beach cleanup events at Silver Strand, Mission Beach, Presidio Park, Pacific Beach, Coronado Beach and La Jolla Cove.
Several departments will also hold cleanup events in Balboa Park and the Chula Vista Veterans Home. Two departments are expected to collaborate with Meals on Wheels and the Boys and Girls Club.