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RAM Missile Launch

RAM Missile Launch

ABOARD USS BATAAN (Mar. 29, 2001) A Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) is launched after locking onto its target during a live fire missile exercise aboard USS Bataan (LHD 5), a Wasp class amphibious assault ship. ... more

LCAC Returns from mission ashore

LCAC Returns from mission ashore

At sea aboard USS Bataan, (Oct. 19, 2001) A Landing Craft Air Cushioned (LCAC) returns to the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). U.S. Navy Photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Jimmy... more

Sailors pilot a LCAC transporting U.S. Marines ashore

Sailors pilot a LCAC transporting U.S. Marines ashore

Operation Enduring Freedom (Dec. 01, 2001) Chief Damage Controlman Jeff Tinch (right), Craftmaster aboard a U.S. Navy Landing Craft Air-Cushion (LCAC), coordinates controls with his engineer, Gas Turbine Syste... more

Coming Ashore

Coming Ashore

Operation Enduring Freedom (Dec. 08, 2001) A forklift tractor departs a Landing Craft Air-Cushion (LCAC) vehicle attached to Assault Craft Unit Four (ACU-4) from the amphibious warfare ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). ... more

Learning to Walk

Learning to Walk

Operation Enduring Freedom (Dec. 14, 2001) A U.S. Marine with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) straps on a backpack while laying back on the pack, then rolling to one side and rai... more

Heading for the Beach

Heading for the Beach

Operation Enduring Freedom (Dec. 14, 2001) U.S. Marines assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) deploy to an undisclosed location within Afghanistan aboard a CH-46E Sea Knigh... more

Celebrating the Holiday Season

Celebrating the Holiday Season

Kandahar, Afghanistan (Dec. 24, 2001) U.S. Navy Chaplain Cmdr. Joseph Scordo of Pleasantville, NY, leads Christmas carolers in celebrating the holiday season at a forward operating base in Kandahar, Afghanistan... more

USMC C-130 provides transport for 26th MEU

USMC C-130 provides transport for 26th MEU

Operation Enduring Freedom (Feb. 12, 2002) Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) board a KC-130 Hercules assigned to the Aerial Refueler-Transport Squadron Two Five Two (VMGR-252) at an undisclo... more

USMC C-130's aircraft Enduring Freedom

USMC C-130's aircraft Enduring Freedom

Operation Enduring Freedom (Feb. 12, 2002) A U.S. Marine KC-130 Hercules assigned to the Raiders of Aerial Refueler-Transport Squadron Three Five Two (VMGR-352), prepares for its next mission at an undisclosed ... more

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

The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) maneuvers its way throu...

Suez Canal (Feb. 04, 2003) The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) maneuvers its way through the eighteen-hour transit of the Suez Canal accompanied by Amphibious Task Force East (ATF-E). The Suez Canal ... more

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

Chief Information Systems Technician Robert McBride directs a Landing ...

Central Command Area of Responsibility (Feb. 13, 2003) Chief Information Systems Technician Robert McBride directs a Landing Craft Air Cushioned (LCAC) assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5)... more

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 pilot gets a fuels update before taking off from the f...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 18, 2003) An AV-8 Harrier pilot gets a fuels update before taking off from the flight deck of the USS Bataan (LHD 5) ins support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Operation Iraqi Freedom is th... more

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 waits patiently for the thumbs upbefore taking o...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 18, 2003) An AV-8 Harrier pilot waits patiently for the "thumbs up" before taking off on his next mission from the flight deck of the USS Bataan (LHD 5) in support of Operation Iraqi Free... more

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

An AV-8 Harrier taxis to the ready position prior to launching from th...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 23, 2003) 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. Operation Iraqi Freedom, th... more

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

Aviation Chief Boatswain�s Mate David Kouskouris signals the launch of...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 23, 2003) Aviation Chief Boatswains 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. Ope... more

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

Cdr. Michael Zemesnik, Air Boss aboard USS Bataan (LHD 5) writes down ...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 25, 2003) Cdr. Michael Zemesnik, Air Boss aboard USS Bataan (LHD 5) writes down departure times of aircraft on the window of Primary Flight Control. Bataan is deployed in support of Oper... more

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

Marine Corps Ordnancemen move bombs on the flight deck aboard USS Bata...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 25, 2003) Marine Corps Ordnancemen move bombs on the flight deck aboard USS Bataan (LHD 5). Bataan is deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the multi-national coalition effort ... more

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

A CH-53E Super Stallion rests on the flight deck of USS Kearsarge (LHD...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 27, 2003) A CH-53E Super Stallion rests on the flight deck of USS Kearsarge (LHD 5) after going through another sand storm. Kearsarge is deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, t... more

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

Line handlers aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) fa...

The Arabian Gulf (Apr. 02, 2003) Line handlers aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) fall in prior to an underway replenishment with the Military Sealift Command (MCS) oiler USNS Pecos. Bataan ... more

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-5...

North Arabian Gulf (Apr. 20, 2003) The amphibious assault ships of Commander, Task Force Fifty One (CTF-51) come together in an unprecedented formation during operations in the North Arabian Gulf. This marked t... more

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-5...

North Arabian Gulf (Apr. 20, 2003) The amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) moves into position as the amphibious assault ships of Commander, Task Force Fifty One (CTF-51) come together in an unprecedented... more

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

An AV-8B Harrier aircraft hovers above the flight deck of the amphibio...

Red Sea (Apr. 25, 2003) An AV-8B Harrier aircraft hovers above the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) as the pilot makes a vertical landing. The Bataan was dubbed "Harrier Carrier" d... more

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)

A CH-53E Super Stallion prepares to land on the flight deck to transfe...

Atlantic Ocean (Jun. 12, 2003) A CH-53E Super Stallion from the Condors of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron Four Sixty-Four (HMH 464) prepares to land on the flight deck to transfer elements from the Second Mar... more

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

Electrician�s Mate 2nd Class Kenneth Jelinek holds his four month old ...

Naval Station Norfolk, Va. (Jun. 25, 2003) Electricians Mate 2nd Class Kenneth Jelinek holds his four month old son for the first time. Petty Officer Jelinek is stationed aboard the amphibious assault ship USS... more

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 (L...

Naval Station Norfolk, Va. (Jun. 25, 2003) 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 supp... more

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 (L...

Naval Station Norfolk, Va. (Jun. 25, 2003) 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 supp... more

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

The amphibious assault ship, USS Bataan (LHD 5) departs Naval Base Nor...

Norfolk, Va. (Sep. 16, 2003) The amphibious assault ship, USS Bataan (LHD 5) departs Naval Base Norfolk today, before Hurricane Isabel arrives. More than 40 ships left the Naval Station to avoid any potential ... more

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

An Amphibious Assault Vehicle embarked aboard the amphibious assault s...

Jacksonville, Fla. (Oct. 26, 2003) An Amphibious Assault Vehicle embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) heads to the beach for a simulated assault during the Sea and Air Show in Jacksonv... more

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

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

Atlantic Ocean (Nov. 17, 2003) U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswains' Mates refuel a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey on the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). The Osprey is a multi-engine... more

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

A U.S. Marine Crops MV-22 Osprey lands aboard the amphibious assault s...

Atlantic Ocean (Nov. 17, 2003) A U.S. Marine Crops MV-22 Osprey lands aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). The Osprey is a multi-engine, dual-piloted, self-deployable, medium lift, vertical ta... more

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

The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) pushes away from its pi...

Norfolk, Va. (Jan. 19, 2004) The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) pushes away from its pier at Naval Station Norfolk aided by a tugboat. Boxer is joining other amphibious assets, tasked with redeploy... more

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.

A patrol craft assigned to Coast Guard Port Security Unit Three Zero S...

Kuwait Naval Base, Kuwait (Feb. 22, 2004) 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. Supplies are bein... more

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

Crewmembers aboard a patrol craft assigned to Coast Guard Port Securit...

Kuwait Naval Base, Kuwait (Feb. 22, 2004) Crewmembers aboard a patrol craft assigned to Coast Guard Port Security Unit Three Zero Seven (PSU 307) monitor activities around Kuwait Naval Base. Supplies are being ... more

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.

Mobile sensor platforms assigned to Mobile Inshore Undersea Warfare Un...

Kuwait Naval Base, Kuwait (Feb. 22, 2004) 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 Kuwa... more

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.

Personnel assigned to Mobile Inshore Undersea Warfare Unit Two Zero Si...

Kuwait Naval Base, Kuwait (Feb. 22, 2004) 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 morn... more

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

Crewmembers aboard a patrol craft assigned to Coast Guard Port Securit...

Kuwait Naval Base, Kuwait (Feb. 22, 2004) Crewmembers aboard a patrol craft assigned to Coast Guard Port Security Unit Three Zero Seven (PSU 307) monitor activities around Kuwait Naval Base. Supplies are being ... more

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).

The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) returns to its homeport...

Naval Station Norfolk, Va. (Mar. 31, 2004) 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). Bataan of... more

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

Capt. Nora W. Tyson, Commanding Officer of the amphibious assault ship...

Naval Station Norfolk, Va. (Mar. 31, 2004) Capt. Nora W. Tyson, Commanding Officer of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), takes questions from Hampton Roads, Va., area media after pulling into its h... more

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

Storekeeper 3rd Class Mike Warrell, assigned to the amphibious assault...

Naval Station Norfolk, Va. (Mar. 31, 2004) Storekeeper 3rd Class Mike Warrell, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), is welcomed home by his spouse after a 72-day deployment in support of ... more

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).

man Recruit Edroy C. Francis inserts a hot torch into the fire box of ...

Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Va. (Oct. 18, 2004) Fireman 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), as Machinist Mates ... more

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).

Fireman Apprentice Mauricio C. Hernandez rotates a torch to heat it up...

Norfolk Naval Ship Yard, Va. (Oct. 21, 2004) 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 hot touche... more

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

The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) passes the Fort Story L...

Atlantic Ocean (Oct. 28, 2004) The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) passes the Fort Story Lighthouse on her way to the Atlantic Ocean for sea trials. This is the crew's first underway period after com... more

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.

The Ohio-class submarine USS Georgia (SSBN 729) is towed past the amph...

Norfolk, Va. (Nov. 11, 2004) 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. Georgia is the fourth Ohio-class ball... more

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

Commanding Officer, USS Bataan (LHD 5), Capt. Nora Tyson, presents a p...

Norfolk, Va. (Nov. 20, 2004) Commanding Officer, USS Bataan (LHD 5), Capt. Nora Tyson, presents a photograph to Japanese Minister of State for Defense, Yoshinori Ohno, after a tour of the amphibious assault shi... more

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

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

Portsmouth, Va. (Jan. 05, 2005) A hospital corpsman assigned to USS Bataan (LHD 5), donates a pint of blood during the blood drive held by the Blood Donor Team. The Blood Donor Team stationed at Portsmouth Nava... more

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).

Boatswain�s Mate 3rd Class Tony Layton directs a Landing Craft Air Cus...

Atlantic Ocean (Jan. 25, 2005) Boatswains 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 ass... more

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 watches as a Landing Craft Air ...

Atlantic Ocean (Jan. 25, 2005) Boatswains 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... more

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 member of the flight crew aboard an MH-60S Seahawk, assigned to Heli...

Atlantic Ocean (Jan. 26, 2005) 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 aboard the amphibious assault... more

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).

A MH-60S Seahawk, assigned to Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Eight...

Atlantic Ocean (Jan. 26, 2005) 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). The Air Department... more

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).

Commander, Naval Reserve Force, Vice Adm. John G. Cotton tells a young...

Houston, Texas (Mar. 02, 2005) Commander, Naval Reserve Force, Vice Adm. John G. Cotton tells a young patient at the Memorial Hermann Childrens Hospital a story about the Sailors aboard USS Bataan (LHD 5). Vice... more

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

The guided missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) is currently underway ...

Atlantic Ocean (Mar. 09, 2005) The guided missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) is currently underway in the Atlantic Ocean. Stout is assigned to the USS Bataan (LHD 5) Expeditionary Strike Group and is conducti... more

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

The boat crew from the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) resp...

Atlantic Ocean (Mar. 10, 2005) The boat crew from the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) responds to a man overboard launch and recovery drill in a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB). Bataan is underway ... more

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.

A Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC), assigned to Assault Craft Unit Fo...

Atlantic Ocean (Mar. 12, 2005) 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.... more

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).

Boatswain's Mates guide a Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC), assigned ...

Atlantic Ocean (Mar. 12, 2005) 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) in t... more

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

An MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter prepares to land on the flight deck ab...

Atlantic Ocean (Mar. 24, 2005) An MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter prepares to land on the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). Bataan is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting trai... more

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

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

Atlantic Ocean (Mar. 24, 2005) Air Department personnel perform a Foreign Object Damage (FOD) walk down prior to flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). This task is performed e... more

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

MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopters prepare to land on the flight deck aboa...

Atlantic Ocean (Mar. 24, 2005) MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopters prepare to land on the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). Bataan is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting trainin... more

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 Cushioned (LCAC) attached to Assault Craft Unit Fo...

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Apr. 20, 2005) 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 ... more

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.

A Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCACs), assigned to Assault Craft Unit F...

Atlantic Ocean (Apr. 22, 2005) 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. B... more

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

Two Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCACs) approach the well deck of the a...

Atlantic Ocean (Apr. 22, 2005) Two Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCACs) approach the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) off the coast of Virginia. Both LCACs, assigned to Assault Craft Un... more

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

Sailors stationed aboard guided missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) ...

Atlantic Ocean (Apr. 24, 2005) Sailors stationed aboard guided missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) receives tending lines from crew members aboard amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) during an underway... more

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

Two Damage Controlmen stationed aboard the amphibious assault ship USS...

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Apr. 24, 2005) Two Damage Controlmen stationed aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) compete in a relay event during the Damage Control (DC) Olympics. The DC Olympics are ... more

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

Sailors man the rails as the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5...

Florida Coast (Apr. 25, 2005) Sailors man the rails as the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) arrive in the south Florida region for Fleet Week 2005 festivities. Bataan is participating in the annual Fl... more

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

The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) arrives at Port Evergla...

Port Everglades Fla. (Apr. 25, 2005) The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) arrives at Port Everglades to kick-off Fleet Week 2005. South Florida is welcoming nearly 2,800 Sailors to help the Navy celeb... more

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.

The amphibious dock landing ship USS Nashville (LPD 13) sits anchored ...

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Apr. 30, 2005) 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 while participating in t... more

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.

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds dive toward the sea during an air demo...

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Apr. 30, 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. The amphibious assault ... more

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).

Two Landing Craft Air Cushioned (LCACs) from Assault Craft Unit Four (...

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Apr. 30, 2005) 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 Ba... more

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).

Four F-16 fighter jets attached to the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds per...

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Apr. 30, 2005) 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) while anchored of... more

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

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

Atlantic Ocean (May. 09, 2005) The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) shown operating in the Atlantic Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Photographers Mate Airman Jeremy L. Grisham File# 050509-N-8154G-018

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

An Aviation Boatswain's Mate guides a MV-22 Osprey onto the flight dec...

Atlantic Ocean (Jun. 09, 2005) An Aviation Boatswain's Mate guides a MV-22 Osprey onto the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). Bataan is currently at sea conducting operational testin... more

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

The flight deck crew prepare to launch three MV-22 Ospreys during flig...

Atlantic Ocean (Jun. 09, 2005) The flight deck crew prepare to launch three MV-22 Ospreys during flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). Bataan is currently at sea conducting op... more

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

A MV-22 Osprey takes off from the flight deck aboard the amphibious as...

Atlantic Ocean (Jun. 09, 2005) A MV-22 Osprey takes off from the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). Bataan is currently at sea conducting operational testing of the Osprey tilt-r... more

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

Two AV-8B Harriers prepare for launch aboard the flight deck of the am...

Atlantic Ocean (Jun. 09, 2005) Two AV-8B Harriers prepare for launch aboard the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). Bataan is currently underway conducting operational testing of the ... more

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

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

Atlantic Ocean (Jun. 09, 2005) An AV-8B Harrier prepares to land on the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). Bataan is currently underway conducting operational testing of the MV-2... more

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

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

Atlantic Ocean (Jun. 10, 2005) The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) underway in the Atlantic Ocean. Bataan is currently underway for the final test and evaluation period for the MV-22 Osprey tilt-roto... more

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

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

Atlantic Ocean (Jun. 10, 2005) The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) underway in the Atlantic Ocean. Bataan is currently underway for the final test and evaluation period for the MV-22 Osprey tilt-roto... more

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.

U.S. Marines, assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron Four Six On...

Atlantic Ocean (Jun. 10, 2005) 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 aboard the amphi... more

 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.

Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat crew members assist search and rescue swim...

Atlantic Ocean (Jun. 13, 2005) 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 ab... more

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

Search and rescue swimmer, Electronics Technician 3rd Class Thomas May...

Atlantic Ocean (Jun. 13, 2005) Search and rescue swimmer, Electronics Technician 3rd Class Thomas Mayes, gives the signal to extract as Ens. Leslie Cornwall and Engineman 2nd Class Clifton Tuttle help pull him ... more

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

The search and rescue training aide, Oscar, waits to be rescued by the...

Atlantic Ocean (Jun. 13, 2005) The search and rescue training manikin, "Oscar," awaits rescue by search and rescue swimmers off the starboard side of USS Bataan (LHD 5). Bataan conducted a man overboard drill w... more

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

Search and rescue swimmers, Electronics Technician 3rd Class Thomas Ma...

Atlantic Ocean (Jun. 13, 2005) Search and rescue swimmers, Electronics Technician 3rd Class Thomas Mayes and Lt.j.g. Daniel Proulx, conduct search and rescue training during a man overboard drill aboard the amp... more

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 May...

Atlantic Ocean (Jun. 13, 2005) Search and rescue swimmer, Electronics Technician 3rd Class Thomas Mayes, gives the signal to extract and awaits assistance during a man overboard drill aboard the amphibious assa... more

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.

Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat crew members assist search and rescue swimm...

Atlantic Ocean (Jun. 13, 2005) 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 ab... more

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.

Search and rescue swimmer, Electronics Technician 3rd Class Thomas May...

Atlantic Ocean (Jun. 13, 2005) Search and rescue swimmer, Electronics Technician 3rd Class Thomas Mayes, swims towards "Oscar, a search and rescue training manikin, during a man overboard drill aboard the amphi... more

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

An MK-92 flare signals the approximate location of the search and resc...

Atlantic Ocean (Jun. 13, 2005) An MK-92 flare signals the approximate location of the search and rescue training aide, "Oscar," during a man overboard drill aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5)... more

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

An MV-22 Osprey, assigned to Marine Tilt-Rotor Operational Test and Ev...

Camp Lejeune, N.C. (Jun. 16, 2005) An MV-22 Osprey, assigned to the "Argonauts" of Marine Tilt-Rotor Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron Two Two (VMX-22), conducts a tactical landing at Raven Landing Zone ... more

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

An MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Tilt-Rotor Operational Test and Eva...

Atlantic Ocean (Jun. 16, 2005) An MV-22 Osprey, assigned to the "Argonauts" of Marine Tilt-Rotor Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron Two Two (VMX-22), transports a hummer from the flight deck of USS Bataan... more

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

An MV-22 Osprey conducts a tactical landing at Raven Landing Zone on b...

Camp Lejeune, N.C. (Jun. 16, 2005) An MV-22 Osprey, assigned to the Argonauts of Marine Tilt-Rotor Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron Two Two (VMX-22), conducts a tactical landing at Raven Landing Zone on... more

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).

An MV-22 Osprey, assigned to Marine Tiltrotor Operational Test and Eva...

Atlantic Ocean (Jun. 18, 2005) 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 (... more

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.

For the first time in history, eight MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft,...

Atlantic Ocean (Jun. 18, 2005) 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 ove... more

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...

Atlantic Ocean (Jun. 18, 2005) 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), turnin... more

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...

Atlantic Ocean (Jun. 18, 2005) 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), turnin... more

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...

Atlantic Ocean (Jun. 18, 2005) 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), turnin... more

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.

USS Bataan (LHD 5) Commanding Officer, Capt. Nora W. Tyson throws out ...

Boston, Mass. (Jul. 03, 2005) 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 Norfolk,... more

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 salutes the...

Boston, Mass. (Jul. 03, 2005) USS Bataan (LHD 5) Commanding Officer, Capt. Nora W. Tyson salutes the Bataan Color Guard during the playing of the National Anthem at Fenway Park before the Boston Red Sox played ... more

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.

The Navy's oldest commissioned vessel, USS Constitution, fires its can...

Boston, Mass. (Jul. 04, 2005) 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 ... more

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 USS Bataan (LHD 5) color guard presents honors during the playing ...

Boston, Mass. (Jul. 04, 2005) The USS Bataan (LHD 5) color guard presents honors during the playing of the National Anthem sung by the Armys Field Band and the Boston Pops Orchestra. Sailors assigned to the amp... more

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).

Port Services and Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron Fifteen (HM...

Ingleside, Texas (Jul. 26, 2005) 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 ... more

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

Quartermaster 3rd Class Elizabeth Barnett shoots bearings as the amphi...

Ingleside, Texas (Jul. 29, 2005) Quartermaster 3rd Class Elizabeth Barnett shoots bearings as the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) departs Naval Station Ingleside, Texas. Bataan is currently underway ... more

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).

A Landing Craft, Utility, assigned to Assault Craft Unit Two (ACU-2), ...

Gulf of Mexico (Jul. 29, 2005) 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) in the Gulf of Mexico. Bata... more