Bataan Prepared to Assist in Hurricane Katrina Aftermath
Story Number: NNS050829-09
Release Date: 8/29/2005 3:22:00 PM
By Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet Public Affairs
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) and other U.S. Navy assets are making preparations to provide assistance in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, if needed. Bataan is currently underway in the Gulf of Mexico and standing by to provide assistance as needed in hurricane-affected areas.
Based in Norfolk, Bataan is underway for previously scheduled operations, and will remain in the vicinity of impacted areas until otherwise directed. If called upon, Bataan brings unique humanitarian capabilities to the scene.
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