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Navy Pre-Positioning Ships, Coast Guard Closes Ports Ahead of Nate

The Navy has ordered the USS Iwo Jima and USS New York to get underway from their homeport in Mayport Oct. 7 to be in position to support the gulf coast region if needed in the aftermath of the hurricane. An update from the Navy however...Show More Summary

Navy sends USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN to Keys

Mick sends us a link from Fox News which reports that the carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN is steaming towards the Florida Keys along with USS IWO JIMA and USS NEW YORK to help with recovery operations there; Statewide, an estimated 13 million people, or two-thirds of Florida’s population, remained without power. That’s more than the […]

How the Battleship USS Nevada and I Survived World War II

Warfare History Network History, Europe A former sailor recalls his ship’s participation in one of the most momentous events of World War II, from Pearl Harbor, to Normandy, to Iwo Jima. I am of Polish, Irish, and American Indian descent and grew up in the small (population 3,800) northern Illinois town of Geneva. Show More Summary

Family, Friends Get Tour During Pleasure Cruise on USS Iwo Jima

It was a day for crew members on the USS Iwo Jima to show their friends and family what life is like when the ship deploys.

USS Joseph Rosenthal?

According to SFGate some retired Marines are lobbying for the naming of a ship for the photographer of the iconic Iwo Jima flag raising, Joseph Rosenthal. “Joe Rosenthal took one of the greatest photographs in history, and yet he has been bypassed by history,” said Tom Graves, a member of the Marine Corps Correspondents Association […]

USS Iwo Jima Prepares to End Hurricane Relief Role in Haiti

The amphibious assault ship Iwo Jima will leave Haitian waters as the U.S. military wraps up Hurricane Matthew relief efforts.

USS Iwo Jima Leaves Norfolk for Haiti

The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima is packed with 225 pallets of supplies and a contingent of 500 Marines.

USS Hershel “Woody” Williams

Stars & Stripes reports that Navy will name a new ship for Medal of Honor recipient 92-year-old Hershel “Woody” Williams who earned his Medal of Honor for his actions with the 21st Marines on Iwo Jima. The West Virginian had reportedly been turned away from the military because of his height, but that didn’t stop […]

Liveblogging World War II: February 21, 1945: USS Saratoga (CV-3) Off Iwo Jima

[USS Saratoga (CV-3) Special Feature](http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/saratoga/saratoga2.htm): >On 21 February, Saratoga was detached with an escort of three destroyers [USS McGowan (DD-678), USS McNair (DD-679) and USS Melvin (DD-680)]...Show More Summary

USS Iwo Jima Moves To Jacksonville, Florida In Order To Boost Naval Station Mayport

The USS Iwo Jima, USS New York, and the USS Fort McHenry are all moving to Jacksonville, Florida as part of an effort to boost the local economy and to ensure the survival of Naval Station Mayport. In a related report by The Inquisitr, members of the U.S. Navy were quite amused when a real

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

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for November 27, 2012

Lance Cpl. Joshua Allen, with Bravo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, loads his M249 squad automatic weapon during a live-fire training exercise aboard the USS Iwo Jima, Nov. 25, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tucker S. Wolf.

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

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