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Created by dipity on May 20, 2009
Last updated: 10/28/10 at 03:54 AM
Locals share art, craft works with vetsReno Gazette-JournalScarpaci's paintings of the USS Nevada, including scenes of it under attack at Pearl Harbor and in action off Iwo Jima, will be displayed. ...Battleship survivors, families gather for a weekend of tributes, memoriesReno Gazette-Journalall 4 news articles »
Books, computers get a workout at Bluford LibraryKansas City StarThe surviving crew members of the USS Sibley, a ship that ferried troops to Iwo Jima in World War II, celebrated their 28th reunion last weekend in Kansas ...
Ojai veteran never wounded during warVentura County Star19, 1945, they began their part in the invasion on Iwo Jima. “We were anchored only about 500 yards out,” Starkweather recalled. “I saw the flags raised, ...
Pearl Harbor survivor fought in key Pacific battlesSan Diego Union TribuneHe saw more action during World War II in the South Pacific Theater, including the battles of Tulagi, Kula Gulf, Tarawa, Guadalcanal, Okinawa and Iwo Jima. ...and more »
Some RivCo veterans set to receive their long overdue high school diplomasSouthwest Riverside News Network... served aboard the USS Denver, a cruiser, during World War II, seeing action in Corregador, Iwo Jima, Okinawa and other locations in the Pacific Theater. ...
HMM-774 proves vital to Continuing Promise operations in NicaraguaDVIDSThey flew from the flight deck of the USS Iwo Jima over water to different locations in Nicaragua to drop off not only equipment, but also Marines, sailors, ...
Donald Paul WeaverDodge City Daily GlobeAboard the USS Newberry, he was involved in the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. After the war ended, he served as captain of the USS Wakulla. ...
Edwards Air Force BaseBand of Flight ensemble reaches deployment midpoint in GuatemalaEdwards Air Force BaseNew Harmony -- consisting of a traditional brass quintet, a vocalist, a drummer, and a guitarist and keyboardist -- is a part of the USS Iwo Jima crew for ...and more »
Swim Call CaribbeanStrategy Page22 2010) Service members embarked aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) swim in the Caribbean waters during a swim call off ...
Jack Gladstone features music from his newest album SaturdayGreat Falls TribuneGladstone's extensive research crafting the song included interviews with six Iwo Jima veterans, some of whose voices are featured in narrative. ...and more »
...Deputy Commanding General Brig. Gen. Christopher S. Owens and 2nd Marine Air Wing Sgt. Maj. Susan M. Bellis visited the USS Iwo Jima and Marines conducting subject-matter expert exchanges in support of Operation Continuing Promise 2010. The Marines were accompanied...
With major storms threatening to pass over Haiti in the next few weeks, one of the first responders to a hurricane crisis could be the USS Iwo Jima. The aircraft carrier is on exercises in the region and treated 5000 Haitians for minor ailments while it was anchored off Haiti's coast. But although the Iwo Jima's role is purely humanitarian assitance, commanders acknowledge that one of the mission's main priorities is gaining practical experience for their own personnel. And the Americans aren't the only ones...in rural Haiti, we visit a clinic run by Cubans who've been bringing doctors to the country for the past 11 years. There are stark contrasts in the approaches of the two rival nations, but they also have several things in common - and Haitian analysts say it's all part of a geo-political struggle over who can exert most influence over the Caribbean nation.
Continuing Promise 2010 Continuing Promise 2010 Limon-August 19, 2010 Continuing Promise (CP) 2010 is a humanitarian mission that will bring health care and other relief services to the residents of Limon City and Limon Province from August 20-30 2010. CP 2010 is a four-month humanitarian and civic assistance deployment by the multi-purpose amphibious squadron ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) that is providing assistance in eight countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. CP 2010 is a joint effort that reflects the commitment to pursue innovative interagency, multinational, NGO and public-private engagement opportunities focused on delivering quality medical and engineering assistance to regional communities with humanitarian needs. Humanitarian teams include 150 physicians and nurses, 50 Engineers, 100 nongovernmental volunteers in addition to Marines and Navy personnel operating the ship. Medical and dental care, infrastructure improvement including refurbishing two local schools, veterinary care and distribution of donated goods will all take place during the mission.
Wonder how all of our troops keep their coifs so, well, coiffed? Beauty and Fashion Director caught up with some of our enlisted men and women aboard the USS IWO JIMA, the Amphibious Assault Ship and aircraft carrier that was docked in NYC during Fleet Week earlier this summer. While there, she visited the salon/barbershop hidden deep inside the ship. "That crew really knows how to sport a 'crew'," says Maggie regarding the coif of choice. "It was an honor to be aboard such a magnificent ship and meet with these magnificent people who are sacrificing so much to keep us all safe at home."
On Saturday, July 17, 2010 Compassion Alliance partnered with the US Navy and the USS Iwo Jima in a effort to deliver critical medical supplies into Haiti. This 4 month humanitarian mission delivered 14 large crates of medical equipment and 50 pallets of Gatorade. The medical equipment represents a entire operating room which will be setup in Haiti and the Gatorade will provide much needed hydration to patients waiting in the unbearable heat of the Caribbean awaiting medical attention.
The commanding officer and sergeant major for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force supporting Continuing Promise 2010 speak about the mission of the unit as they make their way to Latin America aboard the USS Iwo Jima.
USS Iwo Jima departed Naval Station Norfolk July 12 for a four-month deployment as part of a large humanitarian operation called ''Continuing Promise''. See more DoD videos at dodvclips.mil
On board the USS Iwo Jima, there is much activity -- from the Well Deck where amphibs are unloading equipment, to the deck above where Marines are getting all the heavy equipment locked down, cleaned and ready for Fleet Week, to the Hangar Deck were Marines will muster, train and provide demos to visitors to the Flight Deck where helicopters are landing and taking off to the Bridge where the Skipper and XO are overseeing the ship's navigation. It's an exciting voyage, especially for Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon's President, Alan Krutchkoff, who is guest of the US Navy and the USS Iwo Jima.
On Wednesday, May 26, 2010, Harbor Pilots Tom Newman and Jeff McAllister guided the USS Iwo Jima, the largest multipurpose amphibious assault ship of its kind in the world, into NYC harbor. This video from Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon provides a glimpse from the bridge of this exciting Fleet Week activity.
More Footage Of The Uss Iwo Jima For Fleet Week
After 2010 Fleet Week, the USS Iwo Jima departs New York City
The Fleet Week 2010 Parade of Ships was on May 26, 2010. Thank you to all those who served or are serving our country!
Me and Yuki tour the Uss Iwo Jima druing Fleeet week with my family and Commander Biadago.
In honor of Memorial Day, Lonnie Quinn talks to Osprey pilot, 1st Lt. Scott Pope, aboard the USS Iwo Jima.
In honor of Memorial Day, Lonnie Quinn talks to Osprey pilot, 1st Lt. Scott Pope, aboard the USS Iwo Jima.
Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon President Alan Krutchkoff was aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) on its embark from Norfolk NS, VA, to New York City harbor May 24, 2010 to May 26, 2010, for Fleet Week NY 2010. During the voyage, Capt. Jeffrey Charles Amick, Skipper of the Iwo Jima, gave a shout out to Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon.
The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship passes the Statue of Liberty during the Parade of Ships. See her June 2 departure here: www.youtube.com
Sun-SentinelEight military vessels featured at upcoming Fleet WeekSun-Sentinel"I miss the weather and love the year-round sun and warmth," said the operations specialist, who aids in the Iwo Jima's navigation. ...
68th anniversary of Doolittle Raid markedCannon ConnectionsIt would be years before American troops would fight horribly bloody battles, as at Iwo Jima, to establish bases near enough to Japan for air strikes on the ...
Letter: In remembranceNorthJersey.comPfc. Arthur T. Abbott Jr., 24, was been reported killed in action at Iwo Jima on March 4. He attended Nutley High School and Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, ...
Wilkes Barre Times-LeaderWalter MasonWilkes Barre Times-LeaderHe was stationed aboard the USS Iwo Jima and was in the battle of Guadal Canal. He was Honorably Discharged in May of 1945. Walter is a member of Holy ...and more »
Daily Press (blog)Hampton Roads ships to participate in NYC Fleet WeekDaily Press (blog)Headed to New York are the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima, the guided-missile destroyer USS James Williams, and the patrol coastal ships USS Tempest, ...
Opportunity of a lifetime: Program sends aging WWII vets to Washington, DCSauk Prairie EaglePrairie du Sac resident Rex Boss, left, poses with his son Mike Boss at the Iwo Jima Memorial. The Badger Honor Flight made its inaugural flight April 17 to ...
Never Before Published Images of Apollo 13 RecoveryUniverse TodayJim Lovell talks with USS Iwo Jima Commanders after the Apollo 13 capsule was recovered. Image courtesy of Robert Gillette. Today marks the 40th anniversary ...and more »
...Command and Service Module. See more images from Gillette, below. Rescue helicopter prepares to touch down on deck of USS Iwo Jima with Apollo 13 astronauts aboard, April 17, 1970. Image courtesy Robert Gillette. Lovell and Swigert emerge from rescue helicopter,...
Pirates may have abandoned tree house, but treasures remainMonitorThat year, the company dismantled the USS Iwo Jima LPH-2, which was one of the US Navy's first amphibious assault ships. The Iwo Jima sailed with the Navy ...
Boynton Beach graduate home during Fleet WeekWestside GazettePetty Officer 2nd Class Kan-dace Kelsey, a 2006 graduate of Boynton Beach Community High School, stationed aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima ...
BBC NewsApollo 13 was "successful failure": commanderReuters... watch the astronauts' successful splashdown in the Pacific and the hero's welcome for Lovell, Swigert and Haise aboard the USS Iwo Jima recovery ship. ...Apollo movie doesn't acknowledge TO scientistsToronto SunAstronauts mark anniversary of Apollo 13 dramaABC Action Newsall 806 news articles »
World War II vet speaks at TCHS, recalls sinking of USS IndianapolisCadiz Record... such places as Saipan, Iwo Jima and Okinawa before heading back to the United States, where the ship was repaired and classified cargo was put on board. ...
Florida Travel Calendar for AprilOrlando SentinelThis year's boats include the USS Independence, USS Iwo Jima, USS Halyburton, USS Porter, HMCS Monteral and the FGS Hessen. You can register to tour one of ...
The Flint Journal - MLive.comFlint Township WWII veteran shares his storiesThe Flint Journal - MLive.comFLINT TOWNSHIP, Michigan — Before anyone in the United States saw the now-iconic image of the Marines raising the American flag on Iwo Jima, Woodrow “Pat” ...
AskMenTheir flag flew firstOmaha World-HeraldStanding at a war room table model of Iwo Jima, Marine Capt. Dave Severance was shocked to see Mount Suribachi's steep slopes. ...Hempfield event honors veterans' sacrifice, servicePittsburgh Tribune-Reviewall 12 news articles »
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A brush with US historyLake ForesterWells would find out later just how important that inexplicable duty would become to shaping US history in the Battle of Iwo Jima, which occurred 65 years ...and more »
Gulf Coast NewspapersUSS Alabama and HBO team up to honor veteransGulf Coast Newspapers... across the bloody sands of Iwo Jima and through the horror of Okinawa, and finally to their triumphant but uneasy return home after VJ Day. ...and more »
Severson to take flight of lifetimeArcadia News LeaderIn late 1944 to early 1945, Severson's regiment started training for Iwo Jima. “Our company had a bad accident on one training session,” he explained. ...and more »
ReutersA Real American HeroCullman Times OnlineHe was part of the 4th Marine Division, 14th Regiment, 4th Battalion, as a lineman in a field artillery unit that invaded Iwo Jima. ...'The Pacific' HBO miniseries begins tonightThe Express Times - LehighValleyLive.comHBO's 'The Pacific' joins 'Band of Brothers' ranksRoyal Oak Daily Tribuneall 790 news articles »
HBO and Comcast to Host Mobile Premiere of the HBO Miniseries Event 'THE ...StreetInsider.com (subscription)... across the bloody sands of Iwo Jima and through the horror of Okinawa, and finally to their triumphant but uneasy return home after VJ Day. ...and more »
Pride buoys Haiti hospital ship USNS ComfortUSA TodayIt was the deadliest day for the Marine Corps since the Battle of Iwo Jima. This was the story Ware chose to tell to the 850 servicemen and servicewomen ...and more »