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The amphibious transport dock USS Shreveport (LPD 12), rear, passes the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) as it leaves Naval Station Norfolk before heading to out to sea.

The amphibious transport dock USS Shreveport (LPD 12), rear, passes the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) as it leaves Naval Station Norfolk before heading to out to sea.

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Norfolk, Va. (Aug. 31, 2005) The amphibious transport dock USS Shreveport (LPD 12), rear, passes the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) as it leaves Naval Station Norfolk before heading to out to sea. Shreveport and Iwo Jima, along with two other Navy ships, will get underway today to head to areas off the Gulf Coast as part of the Hurricane Katrina relief effort. The four ships bring with them six Disaster Relief Teams (DRTs) that include amphibious construction equipment, medical personnel and associated supplies to assist with the relief effort. The Navy's involvement in the humanitarian assistance operations led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in conjunction with the Department of Defense. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Gregory A. Roberts File# 050831-N-3725R-006

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31/08/2005 - 31/08/2005
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Norfolk, Va.
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U.S. NAVY
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