USA: Bataan ARG Deploys

BATAN ARG CREWS DEPLOY

Over 4,000 sailors and marines from the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) embarked on Saturday on an eight-month deployment, bound for the U.S Navy’s 5th and  6th Fleet Areas of Responsibility.

 
Bataan ARG  is comprised of amphibious dock-landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44), USS Bataan (LPD-5) and USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19)  and is commanded by Capt. Neil A. Karnes, commodore, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 6.

USS Mesa Verde is the third San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, USS Gunston Hall is a Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship while USS Bataan is a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship.

Naval Today Staff, February 10, 2014; Image: US Navy

 

 

 

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