Music can mean different things to different people, but to Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Charles Hendrickson, aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), music is a chance to inspire people and a motivator for accomplishing goals and dreams in life.
Five percent of our Armed Forces is made up of immigrants, men and women who have sworn to give their lives, if needed, for their new home. For some, they decide to become citizens for the nation they serve.
The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) earned the Retention Excellence Award for fiscal year 2017, Jan. 26. This marks the third consecutive year Bataan has won the award representing commitment to the growth and development of Sailors.
A sweat and adrenaline inducing close call with a pit bull lead Chief Warrant Officer Allen Michael Harris to a career in the Navy where he serves as the fuel maintenance officer aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5).
When a parent has a sick child in the hospital their main concern is the wellbeing of their child and not so much for themselves. Eating, showering and other usual morning routines take a back seat. This is where the USS Bataan's (LHD 5) Mustang Officer Association steps in.