Whereas in port, the ship and twenty sixth MEU(SOC) group will conduct a routine liberty port, in addition to host a reception for a bunch of distinguished guests, to incorporate Commander, U.S. Sixth Fleet, Vice Adm. Thomas Ishee.
“Our Sailors and Marines onboard the ship have been working exhausting over the previous few months, and I can’t be extra pleased with them,” stated Bataan Commanding Officer Capt. Paul Burkhart. “I’m excited to go to Cyprus, and glad that we’ll get some well-earned off-time in such a terrific space.”
The ship’s go to to the Republic of Cyprus marks the third port go to for the Sailors and Marines of Bataan and twenty sixth MEU(SOC) within the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa (NAVEUR-NAVAF) space of accountability.
Amphibious Prepared Teams present an inherently versatile maneuver drive prepared to fulfill rising missions or contingencies, reply to humanitarian crises, reassure allies and Companions, and promote the free circulate of maritime commerce and regional stability.
The Bataan Amphibious Prepared Group, with the embarked twenty sixth MEU(SOC), is on a scheduled deployment within the U.S. Naval Forces Europe space of operations, employed by U.S. Sixth Fleet to defend U.S., Allied and accomplice pursuits.
Headquartered in Naples, Italy, NAVEUR-NAVAF operates U.S. naval forces within the U.S. European Command and U.S. Africa Command areas of accountability. U.S. sixth Fleet is completely assigned to NAVEUR-NAVAF and employs maritime forces by means of the total spectrum of joint and naval operations.