Bataan ARG de­ployed

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The Bataan Am­phibi­ous Ready Group (ARG) has re­cently be­gun de­ploy­ment to Europe and the Mid­dle East. To­gether with the 24th Marine Ex­pe­di­tionary Unit (24th MEU), the Bataan ARG de­parted from Naval Sta­tion Nor­folk and Joint Ex­pe­di­tionary Base Lit­tle Creek-Fort Story, Vir­ginia Beach, Vir­ginia and Camp Le­je­une, North Carolina, in March 2017. The Bataan ARG com­prises the am­phibi­ous as­sault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), am­phibi­ous trans­port dock USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19), Tac­ti­cal Air Con­trol Squadron 21 and He­li­copter Sea Com­bat Squadron (HSC) 26, with home­port at Naval Sta­tion Nor­folk, am­phibi­ous dock land­ing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50), As­sault Craft Unit 4 de­tach­ments, and Beach Mas­ter Unit 2, with home­port at Vir­ginia Beach. The avi­a­tion com­po­nent of the 24th MEU is Marine Medium Til­tro­tor Squadron 365 (Re­in­forced).

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