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Photos: The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group on deployment

Posted on: 8:40 pm, February 20, 2014, by , updated on: 03:19pm, March 5, 2014

The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit are deployed to the Navy’s 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation. The Bataan ARG is comprised of the USS Bataan, USS Mesa Verde, and the USS Gunston Hall. All photos courtesy U.S. Navy.

Bataan ARG photos Part 1

USS Bataan sailors first to receive new flame resistant coveralls

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  • Marines prepare to load a Light Armored Vehicle onto a Landing Craft Air Cushion from the USS Bataan.

  • A Landing Craft Air Cushion from the USS Bataan idles after landing on the beach.

  • Marines prepare to load a Light Armored Vehicle onto a Landing Craft Air Cushion from the USS Bataan.

  • Marines prepare to load a Light Armored Vehicle onto a Landing Craft Air Cushion from the USS Bataan.

  • Marines prepare to load a Light Armored Vehicle onto a Landing Craft Air Cushion from the USS Bataan

  • Logistics Specialist Seaman Melven Duatin guides a Landing Craft Air Cushion as it departs for the USS Bataan.

  • Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Kellon Broman, from East Orange, N.J., communicates with Landing Craft Air Cushion pilots as they depart from the USS Bataan.

  • Marine vehicles are loaded onto a Landing Craft Air Cushion from the USS Bataan.

  • Marine vehicles are loaded onto a Landing Craft Air Cushion from the USS Bataan.

  • Marine vehicles are loaded onto a Landing Craft Air Cushion.

  • A Landing Craft Air Cushion from the USS Bataan idles before leaving the beach.

  • Quartermaster Seaman Marcus Noyola from Beaumont, Texas, shoots bearings for Bataan's navigation while entering port.

  • An H-60 Sea Hawk sits on the flight deck of the USS Bataan.

  • Tugboat V.B. Sargazos approachs to guide Bataan peirside Rota, Spain.

  • Sailors assist in docking as a Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) approaches the well deck of the USS Bataan

  • A Sailor directs a Humvee in the well deck of the USS Bataan.

  • An M1A1 Abrams tank drives down a ramp in the well deck of the USS Bataan.

  • Marines prepare to drive a Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) off of an Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) on the beach.

  • A Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) attached to Assault Craft Unit 4 approaches the beach during an off load from the USS Bataan.

  • A Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) attached to Assault Craft Unit 4 performs a beach landing during an off load from the USS Bataan.

  • MV-22 Ospreys prepare for take-off from the flight deck of the USS Bataan.

  • A Sailor observes sunset from the flight deck aboard the USS Bataan.

  • Cpl. Baron Burgos provides training to Lance Cpl. Randy Ballam with a tracking handling trainer in the hangar bay aboard multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan.

  • Aboard the USS Mesa Verde.

  • Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) Airman Walter Boyd, from Omaha, Neb., and Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Byron McKinnon, from Miami, raise the ensign while shifting colors aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde.

  • Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuel) 3rd Class Michael Donaldson mans the small arm reaction team (SCAT) aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde.

  • Along with fuel, USS Mesa Verde picked up food and supplies. Almost the entire ship helped out with the working party to get it all on board.

  • Along with fuel, USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) picked up food and supplies. Almost the entire ship helped out with the working party to get it all on board.

  • USS Mesa Verde Sailors conduct colors in Naval Station Rota, Spain.

  • USS Mesa Verde Sailors conduct colors in Naval Station Rota, Spain.

  • USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) pulls into Naval Station Rota, Spain to refuel.

  • Sailors participate in a fire drill on the flight deck of USS Mesa Verde.

  • Sailors participate in a fire drill on the flight deck of USS Mesa Verde.

  • Sailors participate in a fire drill on the flight deck of USS Mesa Verde.

  • Aboard the USS Gunston Hall.

  • Aboard the USS Gunston Hall.

  • Aboard the USS Gunston Hall.

  • Aboard the USS Gunston Hall.

  • Lance Cpl. Kevin Vogel, a resident of Mount Juliet, Tenn., on watch as a member of the small craft action team during a simulated straits transit aboard the USS Gunston Hall

  • Lance Cpl. Francisco Delarosa, a resident of Brownsville, Texas, participates in physical training in the well deck aboard the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall.

  • Marines participate in physical training in the well deck aboard the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall.

  • Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Cost Dumerville, a native of Miami, directs as an H-60 Helicopter lands aboard the amphibious dock landing ship Gunston Hall.

  • Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Cost Dumerville, a native of Miami, directs as an H-60 Helicopter lands aboard the amphibious dock landing ship Gunston Hall.

  • An H-60 Helicopter lands aboard the amphibious dock landing ship Gunston Hall.

  • Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Cost Dumerville, a native of Miami, directs as an H-60 Helicopter lands aboard the amphibious dock landing ship Gunston Hall.

  • Flight deck crew simulate a flight deck fire during a training evolution aboard the amphibious dock landing ship Gunston Hall .

  • Aboard the USS Gunston Hall.

  • Aboard the USS Gunston Hall.

  • Personnel Specialist 2nd Class Ali Madadi from Victorville, Calf. shoots an M4 rifle during a rifle qualification course aboard the amphibious dock landing ship Gunston Hall.

  • Sailors shoot an M4 rifle during a rifle qualification course aboard the amphibious dock landing ship Gunston Hall.

  • Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Scott Hitter, a native of New Iberia, La., directs as an H-60 Helicopter lands aboard the amphibious dock landing ship Gunston Hall.

  • Boastwain's Mate 2nd Class Scott Hitter, a native of New Iberia, La., directs as a CH-53E Super Stallion takes off from the amphibious dock landing ship Gunston Hall.

  • Aboard the USS Gunston Hall.

  • Aboard the USS Gunston Hall.

  • Aboard the USS Gunston Hall.

  • Cpl. Steven Gall from Massena, N.Y. prepares to fuel a UH-1 Huey on the flight deck aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan.

  • Marines unload the first mail received on deployment from an MV-22 Osprey on the flight deck aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan.

  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Gerrick Parks carries the first mail received on deployment on the flight deck aboard the USS Bataan.

  • A UH-1 Huey prepares to land on the flight deck aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan.

  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuels) 3rd Class James Travis (left) and Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuels) 3rd Class Harvey Fitzgerald check logs of jet fuel (JP-5) sent to the flight deck aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan.

  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuels) Airman Donald Garrell checks a jet fuel (JP-5) sample in the JP-5 pump room aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan.

  • Boatswain's Mate Seaman Waylon Gaye and Boatswain's Mate Seaman Donald Gale grind off lagging studs aboard USS Bataan.

  • Sailors listen to instruction before starting a fire drill during a General Quarters aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan.

  • Sailors load a RIM-7 P NATO Sea Sparrow Missile into the NATO Sea Sparrow Surface Missile System aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan.

  • Sailors prepare to load a RIM-7 P NATO Sea Sparrow Missile into the NATO Sea Sparrow Surface Missile System aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan.

  • Fire Controlman 2nd Class Patrick Kent from Davenport, Iowa, lock wires a rail to the RIM-7 P NATO Sea Sparrow Missile aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan.

  • Sailors prepare to load a RIM-7 P NATO Sea Sparrow Missile into the NATO Sea Sparrow Surface Missile System aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan.

  • Fire Controlman 2nd Class Samuel Johnson from Yorktown, Va. logs serial numbers from a RIM-7 P NATO Sea Sparrow Missile aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan.

  • Sailors move a missile casing onto the flight deck after loading RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missiles aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan.

  • Sailors load RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missiles aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan.

  • Sailors load RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missiles aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan.

  • Lt. Cmdr. Steven Carpenter, the Gun Boss for USS Bataan, reviews procedures for building a missile with his Aviation Ordnancemen.

  • A Marine fast-ropes from an MV-22 Osprey to the forward aircraft elevator aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan.

  • Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Maauroravenus DeLuna from Hagonoy Bulacan, Phillipines directs an MV-22 Osprey onto the flight deck aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan.

  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Jarrett Keller from Morenci, Mich. directs an MV-22 Osprey movement from the flight deck aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan.

  • Marines perform maintenance on an MV-22 Osprey aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan.

  • Sailors from the ship's flying squad wrap a soft patch to a pipe aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan.

  • Damage Controlman 3rd Class Brittany Medlock, from Tulsa, Okla., passes rapid-plotting message blanks to Damage Controlman Fireman Stacy Mauricio in Damage Control Central aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan.

  • Marines from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit practice combat training in the hangar bay aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan.

  • Sailors evaluate the targets after a small arms gun shoot aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde.

  • Sailors pick up shell cases while others evaluate targets after a small arms gun shoot aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde.

  • A Sailor staples on a new target for a small arms during a gun shoot aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde.

  • Sailors fire small arms during a gun shoot aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde.

  • Sailors aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde, return from setting chock and chain for a MV-22 Osprey to the flight deck.

  • Sailors aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde, signal a MV-22 Osprey during “touch and go” training.

  • Aboard the USS Mesa Verde

  • An MV-22 Osprey takes off from the flight deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde.

  • Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuel) 3rd Class Dexronn Hodge, from Roseau, Dominican Republic, refuels a MV-22 Osprey before flight operations aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde/

  • Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuel) 3rd Class Dexronn Hodge, from Roseau, Dominican Republic tests fuel before flight operations aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde.

  • Aboard the USS Mesa Verde

  • Aboard the USS Mesa Verde

  • Aboard the USS Mesa Verde

  • Aboard the USS Mesa Verde

  • Engineman 2nd Class Michael Harvey and Electrician’s Mate 1st Class Matthew Ems aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19), monitors the ship’s engine console during a general quarters drill.

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