USS Iwo Jima returns to Naval Station Norfolk

Posted on: 1:24 pm, December 20, 2012, by , updated on: 08:25pm, December 20, 2012

The entire Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group is home in Hampton Roads.

After being held up by the violence in Israel,  the sailors on the USS New York and USS Iwo Jima pulled into Norfolk just in time for Christmas.

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  • A sailor attaches ammunition to an MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter during an ammunition offload aboard multipurpose amphibious assault ship

  • An MH-60S Knighthawk picks up cargo from the flight deck aboard multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

  • Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5) seen from the hangar bay aboard multipurpose amphibious assault ship

  • Capt. Grady Banister, commanding officer, multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), right, and Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Shynetra Wright (left) draw names of Sailors and Marines names during a morale welfare and recreation gift giveaway.

  • Aviation Boatswain' Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Kaitlin R. Shotwell directs an MH-60S Knighthawk

  • Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Sean Lachance, left, connects a fueling probe while Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Carlos Moore, right, stands safety watch aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS

  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Kaitlin Shotwell, left, supported by Chief Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Juan Canales, right, directs an MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) during a replenishment-at-sea with dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5), not shown while transiting across the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5), left, steams along side amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44), right, during a replenishment-at sea while transiting across the Atlantic Ocean

  • Sailors look on as an MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, delivers cargo to the dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) during a replenishment-at-sea with dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5), not shown, as multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima, back left, and transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), back right, follow, while transiting across the Atlantic Ocean.

  • The amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5), not shown, while transiting across the Atlantic Ocean.

  • As seen from dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44), multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), back left, and amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), back right, conducts a replenishment-at-sea with dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5), not shown, while transiting across the Atlantic Ocean.

  • The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5), not shown, while transiting across the Atlantic Ocean.

  • An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, retrieves cargo from dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5) as the ship conducts a replenishment-at-sea with amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44), not shown, while transiting across the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Lance Cpl. Sean Travis moves a pallet of ordnance during an ammunition offload on the flight deck aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) while transiting across the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Kevin Rodriguez arranges pogo sticks during an ammunition offload on the flight deck aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) while transiting across the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Jesse Lanuevo secures ammunition for offload on the flight deck aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) while transiting across the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Aviation Ordnanceman Airman William Reeves secures ammunition for offload on the flight deck aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) while transiting across the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Cpl. Daniel Pittman moves a cargo net during an ammunition offload on the flight deck aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) while transiting across the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Hull Maintenance Technician 2nd Class Jessica Duenas makes a door hook out of a steel rod aboard the USS New York (U.S. Navy).

  • Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Casey Warnick moves ammunition during an offload aboard the USS Iwo Jima (U.S. Navy).

  • Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Casey Warnick moves ammunition during an offload aboard the USS Iwo Jima (U.S. Navy).

  • Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class Tiana Poelinetz, left, and Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class Twyisha Buchanan, right, count and verify ammunition serial numbers during ammunition offload aboard the USS Iwo Jima (U.S. Navy).

  • Gunner's Mate Seaman Jordan Jarvis cleans a M240-B machine gun during routine weapon maintenance aboard the USS Gunston Hall (U.S. Navy).

  • Quartermaster 3rd Class Cherise Davidson folds a preparation flag during routine maintenance and inventory of flags and pennants aboard the USS Gunston Hall (U.S. Navy).

  • Boatswains Mate 3rd Class Sean Lachance stands lookout watch aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (U.S. Navy).

  • The USS Iwo Jima, foreground, the USS New York, back left, and the USS Gunston Hall, back right, offload ammunition to the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Matthew Perry, back middle. (U.S. Navy)

  • The USS Iwo Jima, foreground, the USS New York, back left, and the USS Gunston Hall, back right, offload ammunition to the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Matthew Perry, back middle. (U.S. Navy)

  • The USS Iwo Jima, foreground, the USS New York, back left, and the USS Gunston Hall, back right, offload ammunition to the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Matthew Perry, back middle. (U.S. Navy)

  • The USS Iwo Jima, foreground, the USS New York, back left, and the USS Gunston Hall, back right, offload ammunition to the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Matthew Perry, back middle. (U.S. Navy)

  • Cpl. Enzo Casas relays directional signals to a truck operator while repositioning equipment on flight deck aboard the USS Gunston Hall (U.S. Navy).

  • Hospital Corpsman 1st class Christian Hans, back right, gives a situational update to Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuels) 3rd Class Keith Moore, back left, aboard the USS New York during a force protection exercise. (U.S. Navy)

  • Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Carlos Gonzales sands down the surface of the ship's podium during a restoration project aboard the USS Gunston Hall. (U.S. Navy)

  • A Marine washes a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter aboard the USS New York (U.S. Navy).

  • An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter prepares to land aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (U.S. Navy).

  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Hannah Marihugh directs an MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter as it takes off from the USS New York (U.S. Navy).

  • The USS Iwo Jima, middle, The USS Gunston Hall, right, and the USS New York, left, steam in formation while transiting across the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy)

  • The USS Iwo Jima, front, the USS Gunston Hall, middle, and the USS New York, back, steam in formation while transiting across the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy)

  • Seaman David Bulger prepares meals for the crew aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (U.S. Navy).

  • Damage Controlman 2nd Class Aubry Rupp, left, adjust a Sailors’ firefighting ensemble during a fire drill aboard the USS Iwo Jima (U.S. Navy).

  • Hull Maintenance Technician 3rd Class Timothy J. Dods, middle, dons his flash hood during a fire drill aboard the USS Iwo Jima (U.S. Navy).

  • Hull Maintenance Technician 2nd Class Justin Gallman, left, assists Machinery Repairman Fireman Nathaneya Davis, right, with donning a self-contained breathing apparatus during a fire drill aboard the USS Iwo Jima (U.S. Navy).

  • Damage Controlman 3rd Class Jeremy Kane dons a self-contained breathing apparatus during a main space fire drill aboard the USS Iwo Jima (U.S. Navy).

  • Damage Controlman 3rd Class Zachary Brewer dons a fire fighting ensenble during a main space fire drill aboard the USS Iwo Jima (U.S. Navy).

  • Sailors participate in anti-terrorism training drills aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (U.S. Navy).

  • Seaman Yeamin Yun stands lookout watch aboard the USS New York during a transit through the Strait of Gibraltar. (U.S. Navy)

  • Quarter Master 2nd Class Willie Ray Robinson plots a course aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS New York during a transit through the Strait of Gibraltar. (U.S. Navy)

  • Aviation Boatswain’s Mate [Handling] Airman Joshua Mutter sands a P-100 storage station aboard the USS Iwo Jima (U.S. Navy).

  • Aviation Boatswain’s Mate [Handling] Airman Cara Barnett tests a nozzle on a P-25 fire fighting truck aboard the USS Iwo Jima (U.S. Navy).

  • Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Jesse Lanuevo closes a ship’s self defense anti-missile system shaft aboard the USS Iwo Jima (U.S. Navy).

  • Electrician’s Mate Fireman Dazmine Galentine tests a hydraulic transfer pump aboard the USS Iwo Jima (U.S. Navy).

  • Damage Controlman 3rd Class Zachary A. Brewer, left, and Damage Controlman 3rd Class Jeremy Kane, right, don firefighting ensembles during a main space fire drill aboard the USS Iwo Jima (U.S. Navy).

  • Gunner's Mate Seaman Apprentice Joshua A. Larson cleans a MK240B machine gun aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS New York. (U.S. Navy)

  • Marines from 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit conduct fast roping drills from a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter aboard the USS New York. (U.S. Navy)

  • A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter hovers above the flight deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS New York while conducting Marine fast-roping drills. (U.S. Navy)

  • A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter hovers above the flight deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS New York while conducting Marine fast-roping drills. (U.S. Navy)

  • A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter hovers above the flight deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS New York while conducting Marine fast-roping drills. (U.S. Navy)

  • A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter hovers above the flight deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS New York while conducting Marine fast-roping drills. (U.S. Navy)

  • CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters take off from amphibious transport dock ship USS New York in preparation for Marine fast-roping drills.(U.S. Navy)

  • Operations Specialist 3rd Class Austin Greening, back, directs Ship's Serviceman Seaman Jonathan Bennet, front, while shooting an MK 240B machine gun during a weapons qualification course aboard the USS New York. (U.S. Navy)

  • Chief Gunner's Mate Dean Avellaneda sights in an M240B machine gun aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS New York. (U.S. Navy)

  • Electronic's Technician 3rd Class Michael Gygax fires an M240B machine gun aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS New York. (U.S. Navy)

  • Chief Gunner's Mate Dean Avellaneda, left, instructs Electronic's Technician 2nd Class Matthew Dimmick, right, on a M240B machine gun aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS New York. (U.S. Navy)

  • Cpl. Eric Timmreck replaces a component on a circuit board aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima. (U.S. Navy)

  • Boatswain's Mate Seaman John Carlson, left, fires an MK240B machine gun while Gunner's Mate 3rd Class William Lawson, middle, and Chief Gunner's Mate Dean Avellaneda, right, watch the target during a weapons qualification course aboard the USS New York. (U.S. Navy)

  • Logistics Specialist Seaman Edward Murphy stands as the aft lookout aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS New York. (U.S. Navy)

  • Logistics Specialist Seaman Edward Murphy stands as the aft lookout aboard the USS New York. (U.S. Navy)

  • The USS New York conducts a replenishment-at-sea with fleet replenishment oiler USNS Laramie. (U.S. Navy)

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