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We're having a picnic! Bataan crew, family members and friends are invited to join us at Dam Neck Beach and Recreation Area July 19th from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Hope to see you there!
Tag along with MC3 Lenard Weston as he speaks with Bataan Sailors about the ship's standard shipboard operating principles.
If you are looking for ideas for things to do this weekend, be sure to check out a few of these local events. Remember to be safe, have fun and be responsible as you enjoy the weekend.
Sailors serving aboard the amphbious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) participated in competitions against Sailors from various surface commands across the fleet. Surface Line week is an opportunity to build comradery and teamwork not only for individual commands, but fleet-wide.
Congratulations to our new meritoriously advanced Sailors!
Petty Officer Leonard Weston hits the deckplates asking the crew how they celebrate 4th of July in their hometown.
Plans for the weekend? Not sure yet? Check out our list of events happening around Hampton Roads.
Have you made plans for the 4th of July? Want the best seat in the city to watch the fireworks display? Bataan Sailors will be allowed to bring family members onboard to watch the fireworks display over the Elizabeth River. Light refreshments will be served on the flight deck starting at 9 PM with the show kicking off at 9:30 PM. If you are interested, have your Sailor submit names to their chain of command no later than tomorrow, Friday, June 29 by 4 PM.
*Children must be 7 years-old to come aboard.
*Family members will need to be able to climb stairs and walk steep inclines. The ship is not ADA compliant
*We recommend bringing personal folding chairs.
*Closed toe shoes are required
*No tours of the ship are authorized due to safety concerns.
June marks Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month so MC3 Leonard Weston went around USS Bataan asking about the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and the meaning behind the colors of the LGBT Pride Flag.
Here is the latest list of local weekend events to check out. Remember to be safe, have fun and be responsible!
There are still lots of great events happening this month and MWR is offering two fantastic tours so don't miss out!
Do you know what Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson identifies as core attributes to guide a Navy leader? MC3 Leonard Weston hit the deckplates to ask Bataan Sailors what they are and what it means to them.
Father's Day is tomorrow and we hope everyone says thank you to all the father figures in their lives. Here are last few Father's Day shout outs from our Bataan Sailors. Happy Father's Day!
We are back with a few more shout outs to all the father figures out there whether dad, step-dad, grandfather, uncle, etc... Your Bataan Sailor loves you!
Thank you to our OMBUDSMAN Mrs. Danielle Holt for all your hard work and support you gave to the Bataan crew and their families. Mrs. Holt left us to move onto her next Navy chapter with her husband Hospital Corpsman Second Class Skylar Holt. Before she left us the Commanding Officer, Capt. Brad Busch, Executive Officer, Capt. Greg Leland, and Command Master Chief, Ryan Lamkin presented Mrs. Holt with a plaque to show their appreciation. Fair Winds and Following Seas Danielle!
Ready for the weekend? Check out some of the latest local events happening and remember to be safe, have fun and be responsible!
With Father's Day right around the corner we just wanted to give a couple of shout outs to the fathers aboard USS Bataan and the fathers of our Sailors.
Once again USS Bataan (LHD 5) says congratulations and good-bye to some of our Sailors and officers.
Congratulations to USS Bataan's newest petty officers and Senior Chief Petty Officers.
Weekend is almost here. Have you made any plans yet?
Afloat Training Grouop Atlantic provided refresher damage control training aboard USS Bataan (LHD 5).