06 Oct '17, 8pm

USS Iwo Jima, USS New York make ready for Tropical Storm Nate: The USS Iwo Jima and USS New…

USS Iwo Jima, USS New York make ready for Tropical Storm Nate: The USS Iwo Jima and USS New…

WASHINGTON — The USS Iwo Jima and USS New York have been ordered to get underway Saturday from Naval Station Mayport, Fla., to ready a disaster relief response to Tropical Storm Nate, which is moving towards the Gulf Coast. Adm. Philip Davidson, commander of U.S. Fleet Forces, ordered the Iwo Jima, an amphibious assault ship, and the New York, an amphibious transport dock, along with elements from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit to positions near the Gulf of Mexico. The two ships will be carrying three Marine Corps CH-53E heavy-lift helicopters and ten Navy MH-60 Seahawk helicopters along with the two ships normal logistics capabilities for sea-to-land operations. The Iwo Jima and New York will coordinate with other units of U.S. Northern Command as well as the Federal Emergency Management Agency in case assistance is necessary. Tropical Storm Nate is projected to make ...

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