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Today in U.S. Naval History: February 19

Today in U.S. Naval History - February 19 1814 - USS Constitution captures British brig Catherine 1945 - Marines with naval gunfire support land on Iwo Jima; island secured March.

Syria: Apocalypse Cancelled

The situation around Syria has been eased the last days. The Americans are withdrawing the USS Eisenhower and USS Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Groups from the Eastern Mediterranean. President Obama expects this step would ‘ease the tension in the region'. Show More Summary

US Sends Warships to Israel For Evacuation Purposes

USS Iwo Jima The US Navy is sending amphibious warships to the eastern Mediterranean in case an evacuation of American citizens from Israel is needed. CNN reported, via IMRA: Three U.S. Navy amphibious warships are returning to the eastern Mediterranean … Continue reading ?

Egypt Isn’t So Hard To Understand

Almost 2.5 years ago when the 26th MEU was in the Persian Gulf (or Gulf of Aden), I noted that: During the 2008 deployment of the 26th MEU, an Iranian helicopter all but landed on the deck of the USS Iwo Jima.  The Marines could almost touch it from a standing position on the deck, [...]

Now It Can Be Told: Ronald Reagan Was Prepared To Give The UK An Assault Ship During The Falklands War

That's the story of then Secretary of the Navy (and current Romney naval adviser) John Lehman. Had the UK lost one of it's two carriers, Reagan was prepared to give the UK the use of the USS Iwo Jima, an...

Great Moments in Navy History

The USS Gerald R. Ford will be the first aircraft carrier ever built without urinals, the independent Navy Times reports in a story not yet on line. In a related move, the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima now boasts a beauty sal...

MV-22 Osprey Crashes During Military Exercise

An MV-22 Osprey operating from the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) crashed in a Royal Moroccan military training area southwest of Agadir, Morocco, while participating in the bilateral Exercise African Lion. Four U.S. Marine Corps personnel were on the aircraft at the time of the incident. Two personnel died as a result [...]

Two US Marines Killed in Morocco Crash

Two US Marines have been killed and two severely injured in a plane crash during a training exercise in Morocco. Their MV-22 Osprey aircraft crashed in the desert after taking off from the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima, a defense official tells AP. The men were among more than...

USS Iwo Jima Amphibious Group Deploys

USS Iwo Jima departs Norfolk to head up amphibious force in area of operations of 5th and 6th Fleets More than 4,000 Sailors and Marines from the Iwo Jima Amphibious

This Day in Naval History - March 16th

From the Navy News Service:   1911 - The hulk of battleship USS Maine is sunk at sea with full military honors. 1945 - The island of Iwo Jima is declared secure.

What Do You Get When You Mix Vintage-Inspired Attire With Cheetos? [Snap Judgment]

NEW YORK - May 26, 2011: USO Liberty Bells with Chester Cheetah on the USS Iwo Jima at Pier 88. More »

On First Day of Fleet Week, Marine Killed on West Side Highway

The 22-year-old was struck and killed instantly by a silver Acura as he attempted to return to the USS Iwo Jima. [NYP ] Read more posts by Chris Rovzar

Fleet Week Marine Killed Crossing The Street

Fleet Week got off to a grisly start early Thursday morning when a 22-year-old marine was fatally struck by a car on the West Side Highway—a mere 200 years from his ship, the USS Iwo Jima. [ more › ]

Scenes From Deckhouse Five: Marines & USS Iwo Jima Vietnam War

Scenes From Deckhouse Five: Marines & USS Iwo Jima Vietnam War Go to www.MilitaryVideo.com to buy the entire video

Robert’s Latin America Round-Up

Haiti USS Iwo Jima steered toward Haiti last week after Tropical Storm Tomas threatened to worsen the earthquake-ravaged country's humanitarian crisis. The storm killed 14 people in St. Lucia, where Prime Minister Stephenson King declared a state of emergency. Show More Summary

USS Iwo Jima Arrives in Guyana for “Continuing Promise 2010”

About the Author: Charlotte Hu is the Public Affairs Officer at U.S. Embassy Georgetown, Guyana. Continuing Promise 2010 (CP10), the humanitarian civic assistance mission that previously brought the HSV Swift to Guyana, kicked off the...Show More Summary

This Ship Doesn't Eat Humans [Image Cache]

4 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It looks like a hungry metal monster eating humans floating on the sea, but it's just the USS Iwo Jima, a multipurpose amphibious assault ship that is sailing the Caribbean providing with medical, dental, and engineering assistance to partner nations. More »

It's Fleet Week!

Photograph of the USS Iwo Jima as it passes the lower Manhattan skyline this morning by Mark Lennihan/AP Hello, sailor, it's Fleet Week 2010! Ships have been making their way into the New York Harbor this morning and will be docked in Manhattan and Staten Island for the next few days. Show More Summary

This Day in Naval History – Feb. 19

1814 - USS Constitution captures British brig Catherine 1945 - Marines with naval gunfire support land on Iwo Jima; island secured 16 March. (Source: Navy News Service)

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