USS New Orleans (LPD 18) Story Archive

USS New Orleans Partners with Local School   (19 November 2009)
A group of volunteers from USS New Orleans (LPD 18) adopted a local San Diego elementary school Nov. 16 to reflect the ship's support of the local community.
New Orleans Gets Underway   (14 December 2009)
USS New Orleans (LPD 18) completed a three-day underway on Dec. 3, its first since returning from deployment in August.
USS New Orleans Celebrates Saints Win   (9 February 2010)
A normally quiet duty day on board USS New Orleans (LPD 18) was punctuated by loud screaming, cheering and pure excitement Feb. 7 while Sailors watched Super Bowl XLIV.
USS New Orleans Hosts SOSMRC Class  (9 February 2010)
USS New Orleans (LPD 18) hosted several prospective commanding officers (PCOs) and prospective executive officers (PXOs) during its recent underway trial period.
USS New Orleans Hosts Japanese Soldiers During Iron Fist  (20 February 2010)
Over 500 Japanese Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF)soldiers and U.S. Marines embarked on USS New Orleans (LPD 18) for Iron Fist, a yearly joint training exercise, Feb. 12 16.
WWII Navy Vet Visits USS New Orleans  (5 April 2010)
A 94-year-old World War II veteran visited the crew of USS New Orleans (LPD 18) March 31.
USS New Orleans Hosts Family Day Cruise  (20 April 2010)
The crew of USS New Orleans (LPD 18) welcomed aboard more than 200 family and friends for a day at sea April 9 to experience how their loved ones work and live on one of the Navy's newest ships.
USS New Orleans Crew Volunteers at Orphanage in Mexico  (23 June 2010)
More than 70 Sailors stationed aboard USS New Orleans (LPD 18), 30 embarked Marines and 25 Mexican Sailors worked at an orphanage in Manzanillo, Mexico, June 17.
New Orleans Celebrates Independence Day with Multination Partners  (6 July 2010)
Sailors stationed on board USS New Orleans (LPD 18) celebrated July 4 with amphibious operations alongside Marines and South American multinational partners.
Peruvian Marines Visit USS New Orleans  (12 July 2010)
Officers from Peru's Infanteria de Marina, a branch of their navy similar to the U.S. Marine Corps, arrived via helicopter on board USS New Orleans (LPD 18) July 9, as part of Amphibious Southern Partnership Station 2010 (SPS 10).
Peruvian Master Chiefs Visit USS New Orleans  (2 August 2010)
Senior enlisted leaders from the Peruvian navy visited the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) July 28 as part of Amphibious-Southern Partnership Station (A-SPS) 2010.
USS New Orleans Aids Vessel in Distress, Recovers Suspected Contraband  (24 August 2011)
USS New Orleans (LPD 18) responded to a distress call during its pre-deployment exercise leading to the capture of more than 1,800 lbs. of alleged contraband Aug. 20, off the coast of San Diego.
13th MEU Completes Vehicle Washdown  (26 March 2014)
Marines and Sailors from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) conducted a vehicle washdown operation, March 1-5.

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