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    USS Bataan, 26th MEU(SOC) Port in Larnaca, Cyprus

    USS Bataan, 26th MEU(SOC) Port in Larnaca, Cyprus

    Photo By Petty Officer 2nd Class Riley Gasdia | 240211-N-OQ442-1025 LARNACA, Cyprus (Feb. 11, 2024) Seaman Calla Morse, assigned to...... read more read more

    LARNACA, Cyprus - The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) and embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU(SOC)) arrived in Larnaca, Republic of Cyprus, for a scheduled port visit, Feb. 11.

    While in port, the ship and 26th MEU(SOC) team will conduct a routine liberty port, as well as host a reception for a group of distinguished visitors, to include Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet Vice Adm. Thomas Ishee.

    “Our Sailors and Marines onboard the ship have been working hard over the past few months, and I can’t be more proud of them,” said Bataan Commanding Officer Capt. Paul Burkhart. “I am excited to visit Cyprus, and glad that we will get some well-earned off-time in such a great area.”

    The ship’s visit to the Republic of Cyprus marks the third port visit for the Sailors and Marines of Bataan and 26th MEU(SOC) to the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa (NAVEUR-NAVAF) area of responsibility.

    Headquartered in Naples, Italy, NAVEUR-NAVAF operates U.S. naval forces in the U.S. European Command and U.S. Africa Command areas of responsibility. U.S. 6th Fleet is permanently assigned to NAVEUR-NAVAF and employs maritime forces through the full spectrum of joint and naval operations.



    Date Taken: 02.11.2024
    Date Posted: 02.12.2024 03:44
    Story ID: 463650
    Location: LARNACA, CY

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