Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Combat Camera: Aboard USS Bataan, June 24, 2009

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SUEZ CANAL, (June 20, 2009) The multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) prepares to pass under the Friendship Bridge during her transit through the Suez Canal. Bataan is conducting maritime security operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shamus O'Neill.)

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SUEZ CANAL, (June 20, 2009) Staff Sgt. Jason L. Rodriguez, assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22 MEU), observes from the signal bridge as the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) transits through the Suez Canal. Bataan is the flagship for the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and is supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Christina M. Shaw.)

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (June 9, 2009) A Marine from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) team aboard USS Bataan (LHD 5) fast ropes from a CH-53 Super Stallion, assigned to Thunder Chickens of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 263, to the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) during a VBSS drill. The Fort McHenry is deployed with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) in support of maritime security operations in the 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kristopher Wilson.)

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (June 9, 2009) Marines assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) fast rope from a CH-53 Super Stallion, assigned to Thunder Chickens of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 263, to the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) during a Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) drill. The Fort McHenry is deployed with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) in support of maritime security operations in the 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kristopher Wilson.)

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (June 19, 2009) A Marine plane captain performs post-flight maintenance on an AV-8B Harrier aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). Bataan is conducting 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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USS BATAAN, At sea (June 15, 2009) Lance Cpl. Kenneth Martinez, from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. assigned as a plane captain to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 263, conducts routine checks on an AV-8B Harrier aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). Bataan and embarked units of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22 MEU) are conducting 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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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (June 4, 2009) The amphibious transport dock ship USS Ponce (LPD 15) is anchored off the coast of Volos, Greece as the sun begins to rise over the Mediterranean Sea. Ponce is deployed with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group 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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