NORFOLK (Oct. 31, 2014) Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) man the rails as the ship pulls into Naval Station Norfolk following a nine-month deployment. The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group deployed in support of maritime security operations, providing crisis response capability, increasing theater security cooperation and a forward naval presence in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Julie Matyascik/Released)
USS Bataan Homecoming
The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) returned to homeport at Naval Station Norfolk Oct. 31 as part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group following a deployment to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.
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