10/15/2010 – The amphibious ship USS Iwo Jima (LHA 7) is bringing health care and other services to communities in Latin America and the Caribbean during this four-month humanitarian and civic assistance deployment. The ship’s unique embarked humanitarian teams – comprised of U.S. military personnel, partner nations’ forces and civilian relief volunteers – will provide medical care and infrastructure improvements in eight nations. The Continuing Promise missions offer planning and coordination training for military personnel while providing valuable services to communities in need.
Credit: CP10, Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force, September 20th, 2010
- The first, second and fourth photos show a CH-47F Chinook lands aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima off the coast of Bluefields, Nicaragua, on September 20th, 2010, in support of Operation Continuing Promise 2010. CP10 includes service members and civilians conducting humanitarian assistance, disaster relief and subject-matter exchanges to the Caribbean, Central and South America.
- The third photo shows Nicaraguan officials and media landing aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima, in a U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk utility tactical transport helicopter off the coast of Bluefields, Nicaragua. They met with personnel embarked aboard the Iwo Jima deployed in support of Operation Continuing Promise 2010.