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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Hurricane Assistance

The Navy Newsstand reports that the USS Bataan is preparing to assist with relief efforts following hurricane Katrina. The Bataan is currently in the Gulf of Mexico and is based in Norfolk, VA. Navy spokesman Lt. Mike Kafka reports that the amphibious assault ship has a medical facility, large sealift capabilities and can make fresh water.

Red Cross workers from Norfolk are also preparing to join the Bataan.

The Bataan's website promises to keep the public informed of their hurricane relief efforts.

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