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USS Bataan LHD-5

Group for family members of Sailors who are on the USS Bataan (LHD-5)

Members: 221
Latest Activity: Oct 23

I decided to start this group to see who else may have a Sailor on this ship; or heading to this ship.

Granted, we may be a bit limited to what we can discuss openly online, but if nothing else, may be a good way to connect and network off-line as well.

Make sure to not disclose advance ship movements or other OPSEC issues.

My son is an FC2 on this ship.

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Possible Deployment, USS Bataan 2014

Started by GoNavy. Last reply by NewBeginnings Jan 28. 16 Replies


Started by Whodamom. Last reply by NewBeginnings Jan 28. 1 Reply

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Comment by NewBeginnings on September 25, 2014 at 2:50pm

@BocaMom - Tiger Cruises are a chance for family and friends to get a first hand experience with Navy life. I can't paste the information currently, but do a search for "Navy Tiger Cruise" on this site. There is an FAQ for the Carl Vinson from 2012 that will give you a general idea of the rules and events.

If your sailor doesn't know, he needs to ask people.  

Comment by BocaMom on September 24, 2014 at 10:32pm

This is our first deployment. Can someone explain without going into anything against OPSEC what the Tiger cruise is. My son would be the type to not know anything about this.

Comment by NewBeginnings on September 24, 2014 at 9:31pm

Ladies, Please don't post specific dates for any movements associated with the ship per OPSEC rules. Ombudsmen with the ship say all information for the Tiger cruise is supposed to come through sailors directly to their Tigers.

If you need more information, please ask your people on the ship. OPSEC rules for reference: 

Comment by Forever proud on September 24, 2014 at 5:45pm
LINM nothing official that i've heard or seen. I'm going on it as well.
Comment by LongIslandNavyMom on September 24, 2014 at 4:38pm

Has anyone been officially notified about the Tiger Cruise? I filled out my paper work back in August and Clothing sizes.

Comment by Sandra AM Mom on August 31, 2014 at 5:59am
I know the FRG is trying to put together bags for single sailors but haven't heard about anything else. Are you on the FB page? Last deployment there were people giving out a box of goodies as they got off. Protein bars etc.
Comment by SusanGMom of 2 on August 30, 2014 at 7:20pm

Does anyone know if there will be a group of Navy Mom's at the homecoming giving Free Hugs and Cookies to the sailors and marines when they get off the ship?

Comment by Sandra AM Mom on July 28, 2014 at 7:05pm
2 days before homecoming the bus us down to Marine base and we get on there
Comment by Forever proud on July 28, 2014 at 6:53pm
I just received the paperwork for Tiger Cruise via email from my son. I do have questions though. He isn't sure what happens, but thinks the "cruisers" join the ship as it approaches Norfolk???
Comment by NewBeginnings on July 27, 2014 at 11:48pm

@Forever proud & thisgirl97 - as far as I know the paperwork for the Tiger cruise has already been submitted. You may want to ask your sailor about it. Keep in mind that you won't be eligible for a tiger cruise if you are a boyfriend or girlfriend/Fiance(e)/wife or husband of a sailor.


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