3,000 Sailors and Marines Arrive in Middle East aboard USS Bataan, USS Carter Hall
The U.S. 5th Fleet encompasses 2.5 million square miles of water space and includes the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Red Sea, parts of the Indian Ocean
U.S. Central Command: MANAMA, Bahrain - More than 3,000 U.S. Sailors and Marines of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in the Middle East, on Aug. 6, as part of a pre-announced Department of Defense deployment.
Amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 50) and dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) entered the Red Sea after transiting from the Mediterranean Sea through the Suez Canal.