USS Bataan Earns Retention Excellence Award
By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Rodgers, USS Bataan Public Affairs
ATLANTIC OCEAN – The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) earned the Retention Excellence Award for fiscal year 2016 on Jan. 11.
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Darren M. Moore, USS Carter Hall Public Affairs
ATLANTIC OCEAN – Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) participated in a Non-combatant Evacuation Operation (NEO) exercise Jan. 16, while underway for Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX).
By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Raymond Minami, USS Bataan (LHD 5) Public Affairs
ATLANTIC OCEAN – USS Bataan (LHD 5) conducted a live fire exercise against a target drone with a rolling airframe missile (RAM) on Jan. 11.
The missile launch demonstrated the self-defense capabilities of the ship not only with the RAM, but also using the ship’s Phalanx Close-In Weapons System (CIWS).