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  • 10 February 2014

    Over 4,000 sailors and marines from the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) embarked on Saturday on an eight-month deployment, bound for the U.S Navy’s 5th and  6th Fleet Areas of Responsibility.   Bataan ARG  is comprised of amphibious dock-landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44), USS Bataan (LPD-5) and […]

  • 14 August 2014
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    The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), right, and the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Laramie (T-AO 203) conduct a replenishment-at-sea.   Bataan is the flagship for the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU), is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts […]

  • 6 October 2014
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    The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) arrived in Kusadasi, Turkey, for a scheduled port visit, Oct. 4. Bataan’s presence in Turkey reaffirms the United States’ commitment to strengthening ties with NATO allies and partners, while working toward mutual goals of promoting peace and stability in the region. This is Bataan’s first port visit […]

  • 9 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) departed Kusadasi, Turkey, Oct. 7, after a scheduled port visit. Bataan’s presence in Turkey reaffirms the United States commitment to strengthening ties with NATO allies and partners, while working toward mutual goals of promoting peace and stability in the region. While in Turkey, […]

  • 4 February 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    After spending a year in the harbor conducting major shipyard maintenance, U.S. Navy’s Amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) completed sea trials February 1. Sea trials are conducted after ships complete major shipyard maintenance and tests the ship’s systems and to make sure the ship is ready for deployment. The ship’s repair officer, Chief […]

  • 6 September 2017
    Training & Education

    The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), flagship of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (BATARG), and the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) entered U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations Sept. 3, after nearly six months of routine operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations as part of a regularly scheduled […]

  • 7 November 2012
    Training & Education

    The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) arrived in Mayport, Fla., Nov. 2 to support the Week of Valor, sponsored by the city of Jacksonville, Fla. The Week of Valor is a week long event to honor service members, both veteran and active duty, for their service to their country. Sailors aboard Bataan […]

  • 21 June 2011

      Four Sailors aboard multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) completed repairs to the mechanical seal on a main feed pump June 16, keeping the ship on station in the Mediterranean Sea conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. The mechanical seal catastrophically failed June 12, and Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class […]

  • 6 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) continued readying the ship for the upcoming NCAA Navy-Marine Corps Classic as construction work continued on the flight deck basketball court Nov. 3. The Classic will be played aboard Bataan, currently in port at Naval Station Mayport, Nov. 9. It will see the University […]

  • 1 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Secretary of Defense ordered the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Aug. 30, to remain in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) until the beginning of October.   This represents a 21 day extension to the ARG/MEU’s deployment schedule. Bataan ARG includes USS Bataan (LHD 5), […]

  • 7 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), together with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), entered the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations on March 7. While in theater, more than 4,000 sailors and marines of the ARG and MEU will train to share information, experiences, and work together. “We are ready to put all […]

  • 9 June 2014
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    The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) transferred 277 persons in distress to the Armed Forces of Malta offshore patrol vessel P61, and another five persons were medically evacuated to Malta, June 7.   Bataan and USS Elrod (FFG 55) rendered assistance June 6 to persons in distress at sea in the Mediterranean […]

  • 11 December 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors from the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) and Marines from 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) departed Naval Station Norfolk for a two-week underway in order to complete Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) off the East Coast of the United States. COMPTUEX affords the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group the ability to interact […]

  • 11 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors and Marines paid homage to two survivors of the WWII Bataan Death March during a ceremony held aboard USS Bataan (LHD 5) as a part of the city of Jacksonville’s Week of Valor, Nov. 8. “This ship was commissioned in 1997 to honor the sacrifices of those who have gone before us,” said Capt. […]

  • 10 October 2014
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    The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) sits pier side during a port call in Kusadasi, Turkey. The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations, providing crisis response capability and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. [mappress] Press Release, October 10, 2014; […]

  • 7 November 2014
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    Capt. John Carter relieved Capt. George J. Vassilakis as commanding officer of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) Nov. 5 during a change of command ceremony in the ship’s hangar bay at Naval Station Norfolk. As part of the event, Chief of Naval Personnel, Vice Adm. Bill Moran, served as the guest speaker. […]

  • 10 March 2014

    On March 8th, the US Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) received a distress call from a grounded Turkish Flagged Container Vessel, Yusuf Cepnioglu.   When Bataan’s Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopter arrived on-scene the Hellenic Coast Guard was responding to the listing Turkish vessel. Upon request for assistance, the aircraft lowered a […]

  • 29 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors from the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and Marines assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are participating in Amphibious Ready Group Marine Expeditionary Unit Exercises (ARGMEUEX), commencing Oct. 23, 2013. ARGMEUX is a three-and-a-half week exercise that is designed to strengthen Navy and Marine Corps amphibious capabilities in preparation for deployment. The […]

  • 28 May 2014

    The US Navy’s Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), carrying 1,000 marines, has sailed into the Mediterranean Sea and could be used for evacuation of American personnel from Libya, writes the Associated Press.   The warship will remain in the region as a precautionary measure, but without approaching the country’s coast, so as […]

  • 7 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Contractors are working overtime transforming the flight deck of the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) into a full-scale basketball court for the Navy-Marine Corps Classic scheduled for, Nov. 9, at Naval Station Mayport. The classic, which will feature the University of Florida Gators and the Georgetown University Hoyas, will be one of […]

  • 2 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy sailors and marines assigned to ships from the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (BAT ARG) deployed for operations in Europe and the Middle East. Amphibious transport dock USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) deployed from Naval Station Norfolk on February 24 and amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) deployed from Joint Expeditionary Base […]

  • 14 October 2014
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    AV-8B Harriers and an MV-22 Osprey sit on the flight deck at night aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group is on a scheduled deployment in the Mediterranean Sea supporting maritime security operations, providing crisis response capability and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area […]

  • 27 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Four Midshipmen from the United States Naval Academy embarked amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) June 1-24.   The Midshipmen, who are on track to receive their commission in May 2015, were paired up with junior officers and enlisted personnel, also known as running mates. The running mates helped the Midshipmen prepare for shipboard […]

  • 13 August 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy amphibious ready group (ARG) assembled around amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) has completed its first Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise. For the Bataan ARG, SWATT provided an important transition from single ship operations to multi-ship, aircraft, and landing craft operations in scenarios that spanned multiple warfare areas. SWATTs […]

  • 28 July 2014
    Training & Education

    The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) pulled into port in Bahrain July 15, 2014, for a mid-deployment maintenance period and much-needed down time for the crew after an extended 135 days at sea.   Bahrain, a small island country situated near the western shores of the Persian Gulf (also known as Arabian […]

  • 8 November 2012
    Training & Education

    The Jacksonville Jaguars invited more than 300 Sailors from amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) to attend a team practice at EverBank Field Nov. 6 as part of the Week of Valor, sponsored by the city of Jacksonville, Fla. Sailors had access to the NFL team as they prepared for their upcoming battle with […]

  • 18 January 2012
    Training & Education

    Multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) hosted French aviators and engineers interested in the capabilities of the MV-22 Osprey Jan. 14. A small group of French aviators and aircraft specialists flew out to USS Bataan while the ship was transiting the Strait of Bonifacio in order to inspect the Ospreys of Marine Medium […]

  • 26 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the US Navy’s Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (BAT ARG), together with 4,000 sailors and marines aboard, returned to Naval Station Norfolk and Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story on September 23 following a seven-month deployment. The amphibious group consists of assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50), […]

  • 11 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A War Familiarization Exercise (WARFEX) had the U.S. Navy’s multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan host 250 Marine junior officers from The Basic School (TBS), February 5-7. The role of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship in hosting TBS and purpose of the exercise was to familiarize the junior officers with the capabilities and limitations of multipurpose amphibious assault […]