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  • Fireman Scott Jacobs operates machinery in the forward main machinery room aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). The ship and its amphibious ready group are deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners, and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Evan Thompson (Released)  170822-N-AV754-0051
  • An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the "Chargers" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 fires missiles during a live-fire exercise with the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). The ship and its amphibious ready group are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners, and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Caleb Strong (Released)  170820-N-UE100-0024
  • Sailors await to receive mail during a replenishment-at-sea aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). The ship and its amphibious ready group are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners, and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Raymond Minami (Released)  170820-N-UM082-0009
  • Capt. Eric Pfister, commanding officer of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), gives advice to two team leaders during a box car race in the hangar bay. Bataan and its amphibious ready group are deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners, and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mutis A. Capizzi (Released)  170818-N-HP188-0116
  • Amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), Commanding Officer, Capt. Eric Pfister speaks with Bataan chief petty officers after a CPO 365 II event. The ship and its ready group are deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners, and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region.   U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Anastasia McCarroll (Released)  170807-N-UB993-0030
  • Aviation Boatswain's Mates (Handling) direct an MV-22B Osprey aircraft assigned to the "Blue Knights" of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 365 (Reinforced) on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). Bataan and its ready group are deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners, and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Evan Thompson (Released)  170807-N-AV754-0064
  • Sailors assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) combat a live fire in the team trainer during the General Shipboard Firefighting Course in Yokosuka, Japan. Ashland is in Yokosuka for a specialized training visit and to undergo readiness certifications in critical mission areas.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay (Released)  171016-N-UX013-321
  • Operations Specialist 3rd Class Terrell Clark tracks a landing craft utility transporting Marines from the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge to Puerto Rico in Kearsarge's combat information center. Kearsarge is assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort.  U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Eduardo Jorge (Released)  171016-N-SZ865-068

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