Saturday, June 13, 2009

Combat Camera: Aboard USS Bataan, June 13, 2009

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ADRIATIC SEA (June 10, 2009) The sun sets on a day of at-sea operations aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). Bataan is on a scheduled deployment performing maritime security operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Tony Sisti.)

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PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain (May 27, 2009) Marines assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit and sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan man the rails as Bataan pulls into the port of Palma de Mallorca for the first port visit of their scheduled deployment. The 22nd MEU, embarked aboard the ships of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group, is currently serving as the theater reserve force for U.S. European Command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Theodore W. Ritchie.)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (MAY 21, 2009) The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) is underway in formation in the Atlantic Ocean. The 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, deployed aboard the ships of the Bataan ARG, is serving as the theater reserve force for U.S. European Command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Theodore W. Ritchie.)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (MAY 21, 2009) The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) is underway in formation in the Atlantic Ocean. The 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, deployed aboard the ships of the Bataan ARG, is serving as the theater reserve force for U.S. European Command. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Theodore W. Ritchie.)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 23, 2009) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Sea Knights of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron (HSC) 22 transports goods from the military sealift command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Lenthall (T-AO 189) to the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) during a replenishment at sea in the eastern Atlantic Ocean. Fort McHenry is on a scheduled deployment with the Bataan Amphibious Readiness Group (ARG) supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kristopher Wilson.)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 14, 2009) A Sailor looks on as a landing craft air cushion leaves the well deck of the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) as Marines from the 22d Marine Expeditionary Unit embark. Bataan left her homeport of Norfolk May 13 for a regularly scheduled deployment to the U.S. Fifth and Sixth fleet areas of operation. Bataan is the flagship of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group/22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, which includes more than 4,000 Sailors and embarked Marines. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Third Class Ryan Steinhour.)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 14, 2009) Deck department personnel signal a landing craft air cushion to depart the well deck of the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) during the onload of Marines and gear from the 22d Marine Expeditionary Unit. Bataan left her homeport of Norfolk May 13 for a regularly scheduled deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th fleet areas of operation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Third Class Ryan Steinhour.)

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (June 3, 2009) Senior Chief Quartermaster David Tokarski looks through a sexton on the bridge of the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) during the ship's Battle of Midway remembrance. Tokarski is dressed in a World War II style uniform. Sailors and Marines watched Midway-themed movies and documentaries, and donned working khakis with tie and combination cover or utilities with Dixie cups. Bataan is deployed and conducting maritime security operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan Steinhour.)

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5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

when are they coming back? my brother is on the uss bataan.

10:15 AM EDT  
Blogger Saralyn said...

Hopefully around the first week of December. My fiance is on the Bataan.

6:01 PM EST  
Blogger Saralyn said...

Hopefully around the first week or so of December. My Fiance is on the Bataan

6:03 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brother is on way home!!! excited! should get home either saturday or sunday!!!

10:28 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how soon will this ship go back on deployment? is there a set timeframe for going back out? have a friend that just came aboard?

3:13 PM EST  

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