Petty Officer Bryan Greenman, Ardmore, has served in the U.S. Navy for three years as a machinist’s mate and is serving on his first deployment on the USS Bataan (LHD 5).
“I joined the Navy to support my family and further my education,” Greenman said. “I like that I get to train new people and continue to learn new things every single day.”
Since deployed, Bataan has conducted two rescues at sea. On March 8, Bataan rescued two Turkish mariners from their sinking cargo ship in the Aegean Sea. On June 6, Bataan rescued 282 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea after their small vessel sank. Bataan brought them onboard the ship, providing medical attention to the many needing it, and provided food, water and temporary shelter.
Bataan transferred 277 of the migrants to the Armed Forces of Malta offshore patrol vessel P61, and another five persons were medically evacuated to Malta June 7.
Bataan is deployed in the U.S. Navy 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility.
Bataan departed from Naval Station Norfolk for an eight-month deployment Feb. 8. The deployment is part of a regular rotation of forces to support maritime security operations, provide crisis response capability, and increase theater security cooperation and forward naval presence in the U.S. Navy’s 5th and 6th Fleet AOR.