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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: Dec 21, 2014

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 Yasminie5 Dec 20, 2014. 17 Replies

Bataan Ombudsman and FRG Contact

Started by bataanomb Feb 2, 2014. 0 Replies


Started by Whodamom. Last reply by NewBeginnings Jan 28, 2014. 1 Reply

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Comment by Forever proud on December 21, 2014 at 12:14am
Hi Yasminie5! A few of us lurk around here, but i'm guessing there won't be a whole lot of activity right now with deployment done and the holidays and all.
My son is now home for leave and the house is a complete disaster. It feels wonderful!
Comment by Yasminie5 on December 20, 2014 at 10:37am
So happy to have found this group.
Comment by Forever proud on December 7, 2014 at 8:36pm
Mikesmom tell him to keep going to the office. The squeaky wheel gets the grease, you know. If he hasn't done so yet, tell him to look into PPV. The one my son got is quite near the base (actually within 3 minutes) and is like a ginormous apartment building surrounded by smaller 6 unit buildings. His complex is all male single sailors. As sailors deploy I think they have to give up their housing, so when your son gets wind of a big ship deploying, that would be a good time to make a nuisance of himself!
Comment by mikesmom on December 6, 2014 at 8:36pm

forever proud, i guess just barracks.  Somehow his paper work got lost and they told him it would be a 6-9 month wait an dthat he has to live on the barge.  I told him just to go into the housing office everyday and bug them till they give him something.  He is thinking that he might get an aparttment off base, but that me be costly.  He just doesnt want to live on that barge for 6-9 months  

Comment by Forever proud on December 6, 2014 at 7:31pm
Mikesmom my son was living on the ship when they returned from deployment. He had put in for PPV while they were at sea, but wasn't very hopeful since he was so new to the crew (he joined the deployment in June right out of A school). But he said he just made himself a PITA going into the housing office like every other day and finally got something about two weeks ago. What type of housing is your sailor hoping for?
Comment by mikesmom on December 6, 2014 at 5:00pm

Anyone else's sailor on a waiting list for barracks and has to live on those berthing barges, just curious.

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.

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