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    USS Bataan (LHD 5)      

    Norfolk , VA, XS  

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    170417-N-EB034-046 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (April 17, 2017) Hospitalman Naomi Pauline Mungai teaches Basic Life Saving aboard the amphibious...

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    From Kenya with Love

    05.21.2017 | Story by Kenneth D Rodgers
    By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Rodgers, USS Bataan (LHD 5) Public Affairs U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS – The smell of hospital and alcohol swabs almost surpasses the daily commotion of sick call, which all falls to the wayside when you are greeted by an energetic and enthusiastic attendant. Hospitalman Naomi Pauline Mungai is that beaming face eager to help you.

    Paving the Future with History

    05.19.2017 | Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Kegan Kay
    By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kegan E. Kay, USS Bataan (LHD 5) Public Affairs U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Operations – It is our history that shapes us and lays down the foundation of our future. Lt. j. g. Britt Zerbe understands this better than anyone as an Intelligence Officer aboard amphibious assault ship, USS Bataan (LHD 5), and a Doctorate of History.

    USS Bataan Celebrates Mother’s Day

    05.14.2017 | Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Kegan Kay
    By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kegan E. Kay, USS Bataan Public Affairs Office 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS -- Amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) hosted a Mother's Day celebration on the mess deck, May 14. The celebration honored the deployed mothers aboard the ship and all the mothers, step-moms, grandmothers, and mother figures in our lives back home and remember those who were no longer with us.

    USS Bataan hosts U.S. Central Command

    By USS Bataan Public Affairs USS BATAAN, U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Operations– Marines and Sailors with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group sat down for dinner with Gen. Joseph Votel, Commander U.S. Central Command, and Brig. Gen. Francis Donovan, Commander, Task Force 51 and Commander, 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, May 14.

    Promotions for 24th MEU on board USS Carter Hall

    Story by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Darren M. Moore, USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) Public Affairs U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS – Marines assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit received promotions, during a promotion ceremony on the flight deck aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50), May 1.

    Bataan Remembers the Holocaust

    By: Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mutis A. Capizzi, Bataan Public Affairs U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS – The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan’s (LHD 5) Heritage Committee sponsored a Days of Remembrance ceremony April 30, to close the ship’s Holocaust Remembrance week.

    Cooking and Healing Going Hand in Hand

    04.28.2017 | Courtesy Story
    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).