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  • Mural In Tehran Mocks U.S. Soldiers

    12/10/2015 8:14:01 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 22 replies ^ | 10 dec 2015 | Adam Kredo
    A “Times Square-scale mural” mocking American soldiers has been erected in the Iranian capital city of Tehran, according to pictures published by an advocacy organization pushing for democracy in Iran.
  • U.S. veterans return to Iwo Jima for 70th anniversary

    03/21/2015 12:54:38 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Today | Eric Talmadge
    IOTO, Japan Dozens of aging U.S. veterans, many in their early 90s and some in wheelchairs, gathered on the tiny, barren island of Iwo Jima on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of one of the bloodiest and most iconic battles of World War II. More than 30 veterans flown in from the U.S. island territory of Guam toured the black sand beaches where they invaded the deeply dug-in forces of the islands Japanese defenders in early 1945. They were bused to the top of Mount Suribachi, an active volcano, where an Associated Press photo of the raising of...
  • Bodies, mass graves found on Iwo Jima

    10/22/2010 5:19:17 AM PDT · by DFG · 43 replies
    Yahoo (via AP) ^ | 10/21/10 | Eric Talmadge
    TOKYO Two mass graves that may hold the remains of up to 2,000 Japanese soldiers have been discovered on the island of Iwo Jima, one of the bloodiest and most iconic battlesites of World War II, a report and officials said Friday. A team of Japanese searchers has discovered 51 remains in two areas listed by the U.S. military after the war as enemy cemeteries, one of which could contain as many as 2,000 bodies, Japan's Kyodo news agency said Friday.
  • Remembering Iwo Jima and its importance to strategic airpower

    03/08/2010 4:54:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 345+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Capt. Timothy Lundberg, USAF
    3/8/2010 - ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (AFNS) -- More than 120 retirees, veterans and their families visited Andersen Air Force Base as part of their trip to Iwo Jima March 1 through 4 in remembrance of the 65th anniversary of the battle there. The visitors learned about the base's history and received briefings on the aircraft deployed here that are part of U.S. Pacific Command's continuous bomber presence and theatre security package. These veterans of Iwo Jima also visited Naval Base Guam and other historic sites on Guam prior to travelling to Iwo Jima March 3. On Feb. 19,...

    10/22/2006 5:00:54 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 75 replies · 1,583+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 10/22/2006 | FOX NEWS
    At 8PM, Ollie North talks about the flag raising on Iwo Jima This is current due to the new movie FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS
  • Iwo Jima ESG Transits Suez Canal

    08/21/2006 5:39:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 710+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (SW) Mike Jones
    USS IWO JIMA , At Sea (NNS) -- USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) and USS Nashville (LPD 13), both assigned to the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG), successfully and safely transited the Suez Canal, Aug. 20. As part of Commander, Task Force 59, both ships, and Marines assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU(SOC)) provided crucial departure assistance to American citizens in Lebanon looking to leave the troubled region. USS Cole (DDG 67) and USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) remained on station off Lebanon, ready to provide additional assistance as needed. Every Sailor and Marine...
  • The American warrior Part II Why American warriors will defeat the terrorists

    08/15/2006 12:24:25 PM PDT · by SuzyQ2 · 14 replies · 1,266+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | August 15, 2006 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.
    For those who may never have served in an elite unit, laughing and singing in the face of death, boasting about wanting to fight and welcoming the sting of battle, might seem like the behavior of disturbed, socially disconnected people. Nothing could be further from the truth.
  • Iwo Jima ESG Directed to Assist Departure of American Citizens from Lebanon

    07/18/2006 4:04:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 340+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/Commander, U.S. 5th Fleet Public Affairs
    MANAMA, Bahrain (NNS) -- U.S. Sailors and Marines from the USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) and the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) have been directed to assist in the authorized departure of American citizens from Lebanon. The U.S. Embassy in Lebanon has requested military assistance to help American citizens who wish to depart Lebanon to leave in a secure and orderly manner. Commander, Task Force 59, Marine Brig. Gen. Carl Jensen, is in Cyprus directing military efforts to provide support to the Embassy. The ESG and MEU are operating in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of...
  • Marines, Sailors Remember Iwo Jima

    03/12/2006 3:08:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 405+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Mar 11, 2006 | Journalist 2nd Class (SW) Brian P. Biller
    IWO JIMA, Japan (NNS) -- Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) along with Sailors from USS Essex (LHD 2) and USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) paid a visit to the volcanic island of Iwo Jima to support the 61st anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima, March 8. A ceremony was held with veterans of the battle, from both the United States and Japan. Sailors and Marines from the Forward Deployed Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) used Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) from Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 Detachment Western Pacific and helicopters from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMH)...
  • Iwo Jima, If Covered By The Media Today ... (Very Graphic Heavy)

    12/10/2005 2:10:06 PM PST · by Zacs Mom · 103 replies · 5,261+ views
    October 2004 | Zell Miller
    Like most everyone here I loath the biased and negative manner in which the MSM reports the news from Iraq. I recently rediscovered an editorial Zell Miller had written back in October of 2004 describing what it would be like if TODAYS media had covered the battle of Iwo Jima in 1945. I don't see that this essay was ever posted to FR so what follows is Mr. Miller's insightful speculation ~ only now it is illustrated with actual images of this horrendous battle to win a foothold in the Pacific.
  • The 230th Marine Corps Birthday

    11/04/2005 8:38:57 AM PST · by SuzyQ2 · 44 replies · 8,462+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | November 3, 2005 | Col. Jeff Bearor (USMC)
    No matter where Marines are serving, from the Pentagon and Marine Barracks in Washington, to the loneliest outposts in Iraq and Afghanistan, Marines will stop, shake hands, say happy birthday, sing the Marines' Hymn and, if it is available, have a piece of cake. It doesn't matter to us if its an elaborate cake from some big hotel, a smaller cake from the great cooks aboard ship, or a cookie from an MRE, we're going to celebrate!
  • USS Iwo Jima Returns Home

    10/03/2005 5:56:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 517+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Oct 3, 2005 | Journalist 1st Class (SW) Mike Jones
    ABOARD USS IWO JIMA (NNS) -- After more than a month of conducting relief operations in the wake of two hurricanes that devastated the Gulf Coast, USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) returned home to Norfolk, Va., Oct. 2. After receiving orders to depart the Gulf of Mexico, the multipurpose amphibious assault ship steamed toward the Florida Keys and into the Atlantic Ocean. Oct. 1, Iwo Jima offloaded some 650 Marines of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and 1st Battalion, 8th Marines at Onslow Bay, N.C., via helicopters and Air Cushion Landing Craft (LCAC) from the ships well deck. This...
  • Iwo Jima Sets Sail to Avoid Hurricane Rita

    09/22/2005 4:38:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 361+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Sep 22, 2005 | Journalist 1st Class (SW) Mike Jones
    ABOARD USS IWO JIMA (NNS) -- USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) successfully got underway from its current berth in downtown New Orleans Sept. 21 as Hurricane Rita raged across the Gulf of Mexico. With the successful onload of supplies and personnel, including 647 Marines of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24 MEU), Iwo Jima began its trek down the Mississippi River to safer, open waters. The multipurpose amphibious assault ship has been moored in downtown New Orleans since early September, serving as a command and control hub and providing relief and recovery efforts as part of Joint Task Force (JTF)...
  • Letter from the Chief of Naval Operations

    09/15/2005 5:35:25 AM PDT · by VirginiaMil · 9 replies · 751+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | September 15, 2005 | Admiral Michael G. Mullen
    Admirals, I made a day trip to the Gulf Coast this weekend to visit with and thank our Sailors for the extraordinary work they are doing in the recovery and relief effort. I spent time at the Seabee base in Gulfport, NSA New Orleans and NAS/JRB New Orleans, as well as aboard HARRY S TRUMAN, BATAAN, TORTUGA and IWO JIMA. It was at once both a grim and an incredibly uplifting experience. Some of my impressions:
  • Waiting for Another Hiroshima

    08/18/2005 5:38:03 PM PDT · by forty_years · 10 replies · 948+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | August 18, 2005 | Andrew Jaffee
    August 6th marked the 60th anniversary of Americas use of an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. While some still argue that President Trumans decision to use the A-bomb was controversial, they are afflicted with the scourge of our time, the loss of a sense of moral proportion and certainty. Unfortunately, those with relativistic morals will lead us to see the day when nuclear weapons are used again this time to end once and for all the barbaric savagery of Islamism. Green Left Weekly (GLW) calls the U.S. putting a swift end to WWII using atomic...