Category Archives: USS NEW YORK & Sister Ships

Aboard the USS Somerset, daily inspiration from Flight 93

By Walter G. Meyer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Any Navy crew has pride in its ship, but there is a special sense of pride and duty among the crew of the USS Somerset. This feeling is even stronger for the Pennsylvanians on board. The Somerset is the third of the three San Antonio Class LPDs — the […]

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USS Iwo Jima, USS New York deploy from Naval Station Mayport

By Lorena Inclán, WJAX To see a video featuring sailors and families, please click here. DUVAL COUNTY, Fla. — After only four months at home the USS Iwo Jima and the USS New York are getting ready to leave on a seven-month deployment from Naval Station Mayport. The task while out to sea won’t be easy […]

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Marine Runs Marathon on Treadmill aboard USS New York

Marine Corps 1st Lt. Thomas Heemer, the logistics officer for Combat Logistics Battalion 24, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, poses with his Marine Corps Marathon bib on “Broadway,” a passageway aboard the USS New York, Oct. 26, 2014. Courtesy photo

By Marine Corps 1st Lt. Joshua Larson American Forces Press Service ABOARD USS NEW YORK AT SEA – He was perhaps the very first finisher of the 39th Marine Corps Marathon, but he didn’t finish anywhere near Arlington, Virginia. Instead, he finished at sea aboard the USS New York — on a treadmill. Marine Corps 1st […]

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