USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) Story Archive

USS Iwo Jima Returns to Sea Following Continuous Maintenance Availability  (13 February 2017)
Amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) departed its homeport of Naval Station Mayport for the first time in 2017, Feb. 12, following the completion of a three-month continuous (CMAV) maintenance availability.
The Final Underway  (21 February 2017)
A silent breeze tugged at Sailors' dress blue uniforms as they stood facing a muted afternoon sky and empty blue ocean.
Battle of Iwo Jima Veteran Visits USS Iwo Jima  (27 February 2017)
On Feb. 19, 1945, the first American forces landed on the island of Iwo Jima, southeast of mainland Japan.
USS Iwo Jima Completes Fueling-at-Sea Certification  (14 March 2017)
The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) successfully completed its certification for fueling-at-sea (FAS) during a FAS with the guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) March 11.
Iwo Jima Earns Second Consecutive Battle 'E'  (17 March 2017)
Amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) was named a recipient of the Battle Effectiveness Award (Battle "E") for the second consecutive year.
USS Iwo Jima Hosts Friends and Family Day Cruise  (20 March 2017)
Amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) welcomed 852 new shipmates for a "Friends and Family Day Cruise" off the coast of Mayport, Florida, March 19.
Iwo Jima Opens Doors on Renovated Ship's Store  (22 March 2017)
Amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) celebrated the newly-renovated ship's store during a ribbon-cutting ceremony, March 20.
USS Iwo Jima Hosts Cobb County Honorary Commanders Association  (28 April 2017)
The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) hosted 44 members of the Cobb County, Georgia Honorary Commanders Association (HCA) for lunch and a ship tour April 27.
Iwo Jima Hosts Former Sailor's Gold Star Family  (5 May 2017)
The Gold Star family of a Sailor with ties to amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) participated in a special tour aboard the ship, May 4.
Iwo Jima SCPOA Hosts Command Softball Tournament  (9 May 2017)
The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima's (LHD 7) Second Class Petty Officers Association (SCPOA) hosted a command softball tournament May 5 to build command camaraderie through friendly competition.
Iwo Jima, NAVSTA Mayport Conduct Heavy Weather Exercise  (12 May 2017)
The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) conducted a heavy weather mooring exercise, May 11, as part of Hurricane Exercise-Citadel Gale (HURREX-CG) 2017.
141 Iwo Jima Sailors Advance to Next Paygrade  (25 May 2017)
The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) held a nighttime ceremony in the ship's hangar bay, May 24, during which 141 Sailors were frocked to the next paygrade.
Iwo Jima Completes First Major Ammo Onload Since 2014  (25 May 2017)
The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) conducted its first major ammunition onload since 2014, pierside at Naval Weapons Station Earle, May 16-18.
Two Iwo Jima Sailors Assist in Aftermath of Times Square Attack  (26 May 2017)
Two Sailors from the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) were walking through Times Square the moment a man drove his vehicle through a crowd of pedestrians, May 19.
Florida Governor, MCPON Visit Iwo Jima on Same Day  (8 June 2017)
The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) hosted two high-level dignitaries in one day as Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Steven S. Giordano each visited the ship at her homeport of Naval Station Mayport, June 7.

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