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RAM Missile Launch

LCAC Returns from mission ashore

Sailors pilot a LCAC transporting U.S. Marines ashore

Coming Ashore

Learning to Walk

Heading for the Beach

Celebrating the Holiday Season

USMC C-130's aircraft Enduring Freedom

USMC C-130 provides transport for 26th MEU

The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) maneuvers its way through the eighteen-hour transit of the Suez Canal.

Chief Information Systems Technician Robert McBride directs a Landing Craft Air Cushioned (LCAC)

An AV-8 Harrier pilot waits patiently for the thumbs upbefore taking off on his next mission from the flight deck of the USS Bataan (LHD 5) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom

An AV-8 Harrier pilot gets a fuels update before taking off from the flight deck of the USS Bataan (LHD 5) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom

An AV-8 Harrier taxis to the ready position prior to launching from the flight deck of the USS Bataan (LHD 5) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Aviation Chief Boatswain�s Mate David Kouskouris signals the launch of an AV-8 Harrier from the flight deck of the USS Bataan (LHD 5) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Cdr. Michael Zemesnik, Air Boss aboard USS Bataan (LHD 5) writes down departure times of aircraft on the window of Primary Flight Control.

Marine Corps Ordnancemen move bombs on the flight deck aboard USS Bataan (LHD 5).

A CH-53E Super Stallion rests on the flight deck of USS Kearsarge (LHD 5) after going through another sand storm.

Line handlers aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) fall in prior to an underway replenishment

The amphibious assault ships of Commander, Task Force Fifty One (CTF-51) come together in an unprecedented formation.

The amphibious assault ships of Commander, Task Force Fifty One (CTF-51) come together in an unprecedented formation.

An AV-8B Harrier aircraft hovers above the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5)

A CH-53E Super Stallion prepares to land on the flight deck to transfer elements from the Second Marine Expeditionary Brigade (2nd MEB) to the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5)

Electrician�s Mate 2nd Class Kenneth Jelinek holds his four month old son for the first time

Sailors man the rails aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) as she returns to her homeport of Norfolk, Va., from deployment to the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Sailors man the rails aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) as she returns to her homeport of Norfolk, Va., from deployment to the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom

The amphibious assault ship, USS Bataan (LHD 5) departs Naval Base Norfolk today, before Hurricane Isabel arrives

An Amphibious Assault Vehicle embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan

U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswains' Mates refuel a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey

A U.S. Marine Crops MV-22 Osprey lands aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5)

The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) pushes away from its pier at Naval Station Norfolk aided by a tugboat.

Crewmembers aboard a patrol craft assigned to Coast Guard Port Security Unit Three Zero Seven (PSU 307) monitor activities around Kuwait Naval Base.

A patrol craft assigned to Coast Guard Port Security Unit Three Zero Seven (PSU 307) leaves the harbor to monitor activities around Kuwait Naval Base.

Mobile sensor platforms assigned to Mobile Inshore Undersea Warfare Unit Two Zero Six (MIUW 206) provide multiple methods of surveillance of the beach and water at Kuwait Naval Base.

Personnel assigned to Mobile Inshore Undersea Warfare Unit Two Zero Six (MIUW 206) provide surveillance of the beach and water along Kuwait Naval Base in the early morning.

Crewmembers aboard a patrol craft assigned to Coast Guard Port Security Unit Three Zero Seven (PSU 307) monitor activities around Kuwait Naval Base.

The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) returns to its homeport of Norfolk, Va. after a 72-day deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).

Storekeeper 3rd Class Mike Warrell, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), is welcomed home by his spouse.

Capt. Nora W. Tyson, Commanding Officer of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), takes questions from Hampton Roads, Va., area media.

man Recruit Edroy C. Francis inserts a hot torch into the fire box of boiler number two aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5).

Fireman Apprentice Mauricio C. Hernandez rotates a torch to heat it up before lighting a boiler aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5).

The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) passes the Fort Story Lighthouse on her way to the Atlantic Ocean for sea trials.

The Ohio-class submarine USS Georgia (SSBN 729) is towed past the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) as it enter Naval Station Norfolk.

Commanding Officer, USS Bataan (LHD 5), Capt. Nora Tyson, presents a photograph to Japanese Minister of State for Defense, Yoshinori Ohno.

A hospital corpsman assigned to USS Bataan (LHD 5), donates a pint of blood during the blood drive.

Boatswain�s Mate 3rd Class Tony Layton watches as a Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC), assigned to Assault Craft Unit Four (ACU-4), prepares to enter the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5).

Boatswain�s Mate 3rd Class Tony Layton directs a Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC), assigned to Assault Craft Unit Four (ACU-4), as it enters the well deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5).

A member of the flight crew aboard an MH-60S Seahawk, assigned to Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Eight (HC-8), acts as a spotter prior to landing.

A MH-60S Seahawk, assigned to Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Eight (HC-8), takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5).

Commander, Naval Reserve Force, Vice Adm. John G. Cotton tells a young patient at the Memorial Hermann Children�s Hospital a story about the Sailors aboard USS Bataan (LHD 5).

The guided missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) is currently underway in the Atlantic Ocean.

The boat crew from the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) responds to a man overboard launch and recovery drill.

A Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC), assigned to Assault Craft Unit Four (ACU-4), approaches the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) in the Atlantic Ocean.

Boatswain's Mates guide a Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC), assigned to Assault Craft Unit Four (ACU-4), into the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5).

MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopters prepare to land on the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5).

Air Department personnel perform a Foreign Object Damage (FOD) walk down.

An MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter prepares to land on the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5).

A Landing Craft Air Cushioned (LCAC) attached to Assault Craft Unit Four (ACU-4) stationed at Little Creek, Va., returns to the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5).

A Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCACs), assigned to Assault Craft Unit Four (ACU-4), enters the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) off the Virginia coast.

Two Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCACs) approach the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) off the coast of Virginia.

Sailors stationed aboard guided missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) receives tending lines from crew members aboard amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5).

Two Damage Controlmen stationed aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) compete in a relay event during the Damage Control (DC) Olympics.

Sailors man the rails as the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) arrive in the south Florida region for �Fleet Week� 2005 festivities.

The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) arrives at Port Everglades to kick-off �Fleet Week� 2005.

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds dive toward the sea during an air demonstration show at the annual Fleet Week festivities off the coast of Florida.

Two Landing Craft Air Cushioned (LCACs) from Assault Craft Unit Four (ACU-4) stationed at Little Creek, Va., head back to the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5).

The amphibious dock landing ship USS Nashville (LPD 13) sits anchored astern of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) off the Florida coast.

Four F-16 fighter jets attached to the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform a diamond formation maneuver over the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5).

The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) shown operating in the Atlantic Ocean.

An Aviation Boatswain's Mate guides a MV-22 Osprey onto the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5).

An AV-8B Harrier prepares to land on the flight deck .

A MV-22 Osprey takes off from the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5).

The flight deck crew prepare to launch three MV-22 Ospreys during flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5).

Two AV-8B Harriers prepare for launch aboard the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5).

The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) underway in the Atlantic Ocean.

The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) underway in the Atlantic Ocean.

U.S. Marines, assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron Four Six One (HMH-461), secure the rotors of a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter after flight operations.

Search and rescue swimmer, Electronics Technician 3rd Class Thomas Mayes, gives the signal to extract and awaits assistance during a man overboard drill.

Search and rescue swimmer, Electronics Technician 3rd Class Thomas Mayes, swims towards Oscar, a search and rescue training aide, to rescue it during a man overboard drill.

Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat crew members assist search and rescue swimmer, Electronics Technician 3rd Class Thomas Mayes, lift Lt.j.g. Daniel Proulx during a man overboard.

Search and rescue swimmer, Electronics Technician 3rd Class Thomas Mayes, gives the signal to extract .

Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat crew members assist search and rescue swimmer, Electronics Technician 3rd Class Thomas Mayes, lift Lt.j.g. Daniel Proulx during a man overboard drill.

Search and rescue swimmers, Electronics Technician 3rd Class Thomas Mayes and Lt.j.g. Daniel Proulx, conduct search and rescue training.

An MK-92 flare signals the approximate location of the search and rescue training aide, Oscar, during a man overboard drill.

The search and rescue training aide, Oscar, waits to be rescued by the search and rescue swimmers during a man overboard drill.

An MV-22 Osprey, assigned to Marine Tilt-Rotor Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron Two Two conducts a tactical landing .

An MV-22 Osprey conducts a tactical landing at Raven Landing Zone on board Camp Lejeune Marine Base.

An MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Tilt-Rotor Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron Two Two transports a hummer.

The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) shown underway with all eight MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Tlitrotor Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron 22 (VMX-22).

The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) shown underway with all eight MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Tlitrotor Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron 22 (VMX-22).

The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) shown underway with all eight MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Tlitrotor Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron 22 (VMX-22).

An MV-22 Osprey, assigned to Marine Tiltrotor Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron Two Two (VMX-22), takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5).

For the first time in history, eight MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft, assigned to Marine Tiltrotor Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron Two Two (VMX-22), fly in formation.

USS Bataan (LHD 5) Commanding Officer, Capt. Nora W. Tyson salutes the Bataan Color Guard during the playing of the National Anthem.

USS Bataan (LHD 5) Commanding Officer, Capt. Nora W. Tyson throws out the ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park before the Boston Red Sox played the Toronto Blue Jays.

The USS Bataan (LHD 5) color guard presents honors during the playing of the National Anthem sung by the Army�s Field Band and the Boston Pops Orchestra.

The Navy's oldest commissioned vessel, USS Constitution, fires its cannon in salute to the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) during Constitution's annual Independence Day turn-around cruise.

Port Services and Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron Fifteen (HM-15) personnel, load a MK-105 Magnetic Influence Minesweeping System, onto the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5).

A Landing Craft, Utility, assigned to Assault Craft Unit Two (ACU-2), prepares to enter the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5).

Quartermaster 3rd Class Elizabeth Barnett shoots bearings as the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) departs Naval Station Ingleside, Texas.