By: Mass Communication Specialist Third Class Raymond Minami,
USS Bataan (LHD 5) Public Affairs Office
U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS – In one hand a shimmering stethoscope, in the other a glistening spatula, Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Christine Stenger works as both a cook and medical professional aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5).
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Magen F. Reed, USS Bataan (LHD 5) Public Affairs
FIFTH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS - Fingers fly through well-practiced motions, cutting, peeling and dicing. Flat-top grills sizzle on either side of the room, the scent of grilling meat wrapping around the Sailors and Marines hustling back and forth.