Thousands of local Sailors ready for deployment

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Thousands of Sailors are getting ready to leave Hampton Roads.

The Navy says the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group will deploy Saturday from Naval Station Norfolk and Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story.

This is a scheduled deployment for the USS Bataan, USS Mesa Verde and USS Gunston Hall. The ships are headed to the Middle East and the Mediterranean Sea.

Marines from Camp Lejeune are also deploying with the ships.

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