USS Iwo Jima Completes Repairs in Duqm, Oman
The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) pulled out of port in Duqm, Oman after completing mid-deployment voyage repairs and maintenance aboard the ship.
Sailors and Marines aboard Iwo Jima worked with civilian contractors in Duqm to conduct maintenance on many of the ship’s vital systems including the replacement of lagging, preservation of the ship’s hull, installation of a radar mount and repairs to passageway decks.
Though the primary objective in visiting Duqm was to prepare the ship for the remainder of its deployment, the crew also enjoyed some down-time, visiting the local area and participating in events hosted by the ship’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department.
Iwo Jima is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group/24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (IWO ARG/24 MEU) in support of maritime security operations (MSO) and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation.
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