NORFOLK-- More than 4,000 sailors and Marines are leaving Hampton Roads this weekend.

The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group willsupport of maritime security operations, crisis response, theater security cooperation and to provide a forward naval presence in the U.S. Navy's 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation.

USS Bataan and USS Mesa Verde are homeported at Naval Station Norfolk; USS Gunston Hall is based at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story.

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