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  • 11 February 2020

    The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) completed Type Command (TYCOM) Readiness Evaluation Five (RE-5) sea trials, February 5, 2020, the U.S. Navy said. Sea trials are conducted after Continuous Maintenance Availability (CMAV) to test operational capabilities of equipment that was corrected over the last year during the yard period, and to […]

  • 30 June 2015
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    The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) arrived in Valencia, Spain, for a scheduled port visit June 28. The port visit also serves to enhance U.S. – Spain relations as the two nations work together for a stable, secure and prosperous Europe. This is the first port visit for the Sailors and Marines […]

  • 9 February 2018
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    US Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) got underway from Naval Station Mayport, Florida, on February 7 to lead a three-ship group on a deployment to Europe and Middle East. With more than 2,500 sailors and marines aboard, USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) will spend the next six months as the lead […]

  • 20 July 2018
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    Repairs and maintenance will allow the ship to continue to be fully mission capable for the rest of its deployment

  • 5 January 2015
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    Amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) pulled in to Civitavecchia, Italy for a scheduled port visit Dec. 30, 2014. The visit provided the Sailors with the opportunity to build relations with the people of Italy, while affording them a chance to enjoy the remainder of the holiday season in port. Capt. Dana Gordon, commanding […]

  • 7 March 2014
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    Air department Sailors conducts a salt water wash down to remove ice from the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).   Iwo Jima is conducting flight deck certification off the coast of Virginia. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew J. Sneeringer [mappress] Naval Today Staff, […]

  • 10 August 2018
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    After dropping off the embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit in North Carolina, nearly 1,200 sailors aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) entered their homeport of Mayport, Florida, on August 9. USS Iwo Jima returned from a six-month deployment to the US 5th and US 6th Fleet areas of operations together […]

  • 7 March 2018
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    US Navy’s Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) arrived off the coast of Israel on March 6 to take part in exercise Juniper Cobra 2018. Although Iwo Jima and the embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) will not participate directly in the ballistic missile defense portion of the exercise, they will participate in other […]

  • 5 April 2018
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    Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade has begun a two-week amphibious training event in international waters off the African coast of Djibouti, the US Department of Defense said.  As explained, Alligator Dagger is the largest regional amphibious combat rehearsal to integrate and synchronize TF 51/5’s warfighting capabilities and those of adjacent US […]

  • 26 September 2014
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    USS Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) arrives in Mayport, Florida, after completing a 23-day ARG/ Marine Expeditionary Unit Exercise (ARG/MEU Ex) with the 24th MEU.   This was the first pre-deployment exercise where the Iwo Jima ARG and 24th MEU were fully integrated. The exercise is one in a series to prepare the ships […]

  • 7 December 2018
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    US Navy amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) returned to her homeport of Mayport, Florida, Dec. 4, after nine weeks of operations in the northern Atlantic Ocean. As flagship of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), the ship returned to sea after completing a six-month deployment to participate in Trident Juncture 2018, […]

  • 11 June 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors and Marines assigned to USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, held a burial at sea off the ship’s forward elevator, June 8. The cremated remains of 10 veterans were committed to rest while steaming through the Gulf of Aden. “It’s been a great honor for us on board the Iwo […]

  • 4 April 2018
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    A US Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier crashed during takeoff from Djibouti Ambouli International Airport on April 3, the US Navy said in a statement. The pilot is receiving medical care after ejecting and doctors said the pilot was in stable condition while being evaluated at Camp Lemonnier’s expeditionary medical facility. There are no reports of injuries to […]

  • 19 February 2015
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    The U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Djibouti, Thomas P. Kelly III, visited Marines and Sailors from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) in the Gulf of Aden, Feb. 12, 2015. Kelly, who was appointed as the Ambassador to Djibouti […]

  • 11 July 2017
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    Ships from the U.S. Navy’s Iwo Jima amphibious ready group (ARG) got underway off the southeast coast of the United States this month to prepare for their upcoming deployment. During this phase of preparations, Amphbious Squadron (PHIBRON) 4 and the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) will be practicing integration in an evolution called PHIBRON-MEU Integrated Training […]

  • 14 May 2015
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    On May 9, US Navy vessels met in the Gulf of Aden for a replenishment-at-sea. The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), rear, and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) conducted a RAS with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7). Fort McHenry, […]

  • 7 August 2012
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    Sailors and Marines of multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) celebrated the halfway point of their deployment Aug. 1, while deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Iwo Jima’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department hosted the ship’s halfway point with a day full of events, giving the crew a […]

  • 4 March 2015
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    The staff of Commander, Amphibious Squadron (CPR) 8 held a change of command ceremony in the forecastle of the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) while underway in the Gulf of Aden, March 3. During the ceremony, Capt. Michael M. McMillan relieved Capt. Timothy L. Schorr as commodore. Schorr, a La Rue assumed […]

  • 9 October 2017
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    US Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) was prevented from sailing out for potential storm Nate relief operations after a mechanical issue tied it to port. The ship was expected to get underway on October 7, together with amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), but was delayed due to a mechanical […]

  • 17 April 2018
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    US Navy amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) and dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) arrived in Aqaba, Jordan on Sunday, April 15, ahead of the start of the joint US-Jordanian exercise Eager Lion 2018. The two ships arrived with components of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit for an exercise which will […]

  • 22 February 2018
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    US Navy ships from the Iwo Jima amphibious ready group (ARG) entered the US 6th Fleet area of operations together with embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) on February 21. While in theater, the blue-green team’s 4,500 sailors and marines will train with international militaries “Being in the U.S. 6th Fleet allows the Iwo Jima […]

  • 18 December 2014
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    An MV-22B Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 365 (Reinforced) lands aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) to embark Marines aboard the ship. Iwo Jima deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and […]

  • 29 March 2012

    More than 4,000 Sailors and Marines from the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (IWO ARG) and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24 MEU) departed for deployment from Norfolk and Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 27. The team got underway as part of a regularly scheduled deployment to support Maritime Security Operations, provide crisis response capability, increase theater […]

  • 27 May 2011
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    The Secretary of the Navy and the president of Columbia University signed an agreement May 26, at a ceremony on board USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) formalizing their intention to reinstate Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) programs at Columbia. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger signed the […]

  • 8 January 2015
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    After paying a scheduled port visit to Civitavecchia, Italy on December 30, USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), US Navy’s amphibious assault ship, continued it deployment.  The vessel soon took on a southbound transit through the Strait of Messina to carry on with conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. national […]

  • 29 February 2012
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      Multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) held a change of command ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk Feb. 28. Capt. Grady Banister relieved Capt. Thomas Chassee as commanding officer. “I would like to say one last time what an honor and privilege it has been to be a part of Iwo Jima’s […]

  • 9 April 2015
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    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 […]

  • 23 January 2015
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    U.S. Navy’s two warships are on standby near Yemen due to the ongoing militia forces uprising, according to Pentagon. The uprising in Yemen continues with militia forces fighting to take control of the government, and the Pentagon is monitor the situation. The vessels, USS Iwo Jima and USS Fort McHenry, are on station and ready to respond […]

  • 13 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors and Marines from USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) and the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) held a burial-at-sea ceremony aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship, Nov. 9. The cremated remains of two Navy veterans, David L. Miller and Jerome A. Seward, were committed to rest in the Mediterranean Sea. The ceremony opened with remarks […]