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Photograph of the Apollo 13 Spacecraft Being Returned to the Prime Recovery Ship, USS Iwo Jima

Apollo 13 Recovery Area

Odyssey On Deck

Apollo 13 Crew - Prime Recovery Ship - USS Iwo Jima

Apollo 13 crew recovery after splashdown

RECOVERY - APOLLO XIII (SPACECRAFT [S/C]) - MSC

Mission Control Center (MCC) View - Apollo 13 Splashdown - MSC

Apollo 13 crew recovery after splashdown

Apollo 13 spacecraft splashdown in the South Pacific Ocean

Apollo 13 crew recovery after splashdown

Apollo 13 spacecraft splashdown in the South Pacific Ocean

Apollo 13 crew arrive on prime recovery ship U.S.S. Iwo Jima

Apollo 13 crew recovery after splashdown

Apollo 13 Command Module recovery after splashdown

Astronaut James Lovell reads newspaper account of Apollo 13 safe recovery

Apollo 13 - Saturn Apollo Program

APOLLO 13 - COMMAND MODULE - RECOVERY - SPLASHDOWN - SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN

A port bow view of the amphibious assault ship USS IWO JIMA (LPH-2) underway to New York City for a Bob Hope show. The ship and crew has just completed a field exercise in Puerto Rico

A starboard bow view of the amphibious assault ship USS IWO JIMA (LPH-2) underway to New York City for a Bob Hope show. The ship and crew has just completed a field exercise in Puerto Rico

An aerial starboard bow view of the amphibious assault ship USS IWO JIMA (LPH-2) underway off the coast of Puerto Rico during Operation Ocean Venture '84

The amphibious assault ship USS IWO JIMA (LPH-2) comes alongside the amphibious command ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-19) as it prepares to dock in port during Operation Desert Shield. The IWO JIMA has returned to Bahrain following a boiler room accident aboard the vessel which killed ten crew members

CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters line the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS IWO JIMA (LPH-2) as the vessel docks in port during Operation Desert Shield. The IWO JIMA has returned to port following a boiler room explosion that killed ten crew members

A harbor tug maneuvers the amphibious assault ship USS IWO JIMA (LPH-2) into port following a boiler room accident aboard the vessel which killed ten crew members. The Iwo Jima is in the region in support of Operation Desert Shield

Various helicopters line the deck of the amphibious assault ship USS IWO JIMA (LPH-2) during Operation Desert Shield

The amphibious assault ship USS IWO JIMA (LPH-2), center, lies tied up a the Metro Machine Company's Imperial Docks for overhaul work

The amphibious assault ships USS NASSAU (LHA-4), left, and USS IWO JIMA (LPH-2) lie tied up near the dock landing ship USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD-44), right, at the naval station

Various helicopters line the deck of the amphibious assault ship USS IWO JIMA (LPH-2) during Operation Desert Shield

Various helicopters line the deck of the amphibious assault ship USS IWO JIMA (LPH-2) during Operation Desert Shield

Various helicopters line the deck of the amphibious assault ship USS IWO JIMA (LPH-2) during Operation Desert Shield

A starboard bow view of the amphibious assault ship USS IWO JIMA (LPH-2) entering a port during Operation Desert Shield

Harbor tugs come alongside the amphibious assault ship USS IWO JIMA (LPH-2) to assist the vessel into port during Operation Desert Shield

Sailors attached to USS IWO JIMA (LHD 7) gather together for an impromptu group shot while on liberty in Times Square during Fleet Week 2002. More than 6,000 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guard personnel aboard 22 ships - including six warships returning from deployment in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, sail into New York City for the 15th Annual Fleet Week 2002

The United States Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) BARQUE EAGLE (WIX 327) passes the multi-purpose WASP class Amphibious Assault Ship USS IWO JIMA (LHD 7) on the Hudson River during Fleet Week 2002. More than 6000 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guard personnel aboard 22 ships - including six warships returning from deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, the war against terrorism - sailed into New York today for the 15th Annual Fleet Week 2002

US Navy Sea Cadets and Sailors off the USS IWO JIMA (LHD 7) enjoy Times Square for their first evening of liberty during the celebration of Fleet Week 2002. More than 6000 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guard personnel aboard 22 ships - including six warships returning from deployment in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, sail into New York City for the 15th Annual Fleet Week 2002

A three-quarter port bow view of the OLIVER HAZARD PERRY class Guided Missile Frigate USS BOONE (FFG-28) as it makes it's way up the Hudson River to kick off Fleet Week 2002. More than 6,000 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guard personnel aboard 22 ships - including six warships returning from deployment in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, sail into New York City for the 15th Annual Fleet Week 2002

The United States Coast Guard Cutter

The AVENGER Class Mine Countermeasures Ship USS SENTRY (MCM 3) sails up the Hudson River, as her crew prepares to join in the festivities of Fleet Week 2002. More than 6,000 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guard personnel aboard 22 ships - including six warships returning from deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, the war against terrorism - sailed into New York today for the 15th Annual Fleet Week 2002

Greeted with a traditional fireboat spray, the multi-purpose WASP class Amphibious Assault Ship USS IWO JIMA (LHD 7) sails up the Hudson River to kick off Fleet Week, May 22, 2002. More than 6000 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guard personnel aboard 22 ships - including six warships returning from deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, the war against terrorism - sailed into New York today for the 15th Annual Fleet Week 2002

The OLIVER HAZARD PERRY class Guided Missile Frigate USS BOONE (FFG-28) sails past the Statue of Liberty as it makes it's way up the Hudson River to kick off Fleet Week 2002. More than 6,000 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guard personnel aboard 22 ships - including six warships returning from deployment in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, sail into New York City for the 15th Annual Fleet Week 2002

On the Hudson River, some of the Naval war ships participating in Fleet Week 2002, docked at Pier 88 next to the ESSEX class Aircraft Carrier USS INTREPID (CV 11), a Sea-Air-Space Museum. Some of the visible ships include, the FORREST SHERMAN class Destroyer USS EDSON (DD 946) (right, in front of the INTREPID), the OLIVER HAZARD PERRY class Guided Missile Frigate USS ELROD (FFG 55) (foreground) and the Royal Danish Navy Ocean Patrol Vessel HDMS THETIS (F 357). More than 6,000 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guard personnel aboard 22 ships - including six warships returning from deployment in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, sail into New York City for the 15th Annual Fleet Week 2002

Airmen (AN) Andrea Engen, USN, attached to USS IWO JIMA (LHD 7) sits as an artist draws her portrait in Times Square during Fleet Week 2002. More than 6,000 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guard personnel aboard 22 ships - including six warships returning from deployment in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, sail into New York City for the 15th Annual Fleet Week 2002

USS IWO JIMA (LHD 7) Sailor, Damage Controlman (DC) 3rd Class (PO3) Jarrod Sergi (right), USN, watches Airmen (AN) Andrea Engen, USN, sit for a portrait in Times Square during Fleet Week 2002. More than 6,000 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guard personnel aboard 22 ships - including six warships returning from deployment in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, sail into New York City for the 15th Annual Fleet Week 2002

�We will not tire, we will not falter, we will not fail.�

Iwo Jima heads to sea

A Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) assigned to Assault Craft Unit Four is loaded with equipment from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU) to be transported aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7)

Seaman Apprentice Tracey Battle guides a Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) assigned to Assault Craft Unit Four (ACU-4) onto the beach

A loadmaster assigned to Assault Craft Unit Four (ACU-4) performs preoperational checks of a Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC).

An AH-1W Cobra helicopter waits to take off from the flight deck of USS Iwo Jima

Chief Aviation Boatswains Mate Louis K. Peterson gives the launch signal to an AV-8B II Harrier assigned to the �Black Knights� of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 264 (HMM-264)

Mess Management Specialist 2nd Class Bobby Atkins mans a 25mm gun mount aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7)

SSgt. Dan Jackson and Photographer�s Mate 1st John Hudak circle above USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) aboard a UH-1 Huey helicopter.

USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) is assisted by tugs as she arrives for a port visit at the port of Souda Bay.

USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) arrives for a port visit at the port of Souda Bay.

USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) pulls alongside the Military Sealift Command (MSC) combat stores ship USNS Concord (T-AFS 5)

The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) conducts air operations in the Arabian Gulf.

The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) steams through the Arabian Gulf

Gunner�s Mate 2nd Class Jason P. Lynskey stands the Gunnery Liason Officer (GLO) watch on the bridge of the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) as the ship patrols the Gulf of Aden

Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) board a CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) bound for Monrovia, Liberia

Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) help each other don their packs prior to boarding one of nine helicopters aboard USS Iwo Jima bound for Monrovia, Liberia

Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) wait on the flight deck of USS Iwo Jima prior to boarding one of nine helicopters bound for Monrovia, Liberia

Chairman, Armed Services Committee and Former Secretary of the Navy, Sen. John Warner (R-Va.) passes through the rainbow side boys

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John Warner (R-Va), right, talks with Commander, Amphibious Squadron Six Capt. David Taylor, left, and others aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima

USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) Commanding Officer Capt. John W. Snedeker, Jr., left, describes flight deck operations to U.S. Senator John Warner (R-Va.)

U.S. Senator John Warner (R-Va.), Chairman, Senate Armed Services Committee, pauses to look at photos taken during the Battle of Iwo Jima in 1945 as part of a tour of USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7)

U.S. Senator John Warner (R-Va.), Chairman, Senate Armed Services Committee, addresses Sailors and Marines in the hangar bay aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7)

U.S. Senator John Warner (R-Va.) Chairman, Senate Armed Services Committee, addresses Sailors and Marines aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7)

U.S. Senator John Warner (R-Va.), Chairman, Senate Armed Services Committee, pauses to greet Senior Chief Machinist Mate James Duke, middle, and Lt. j.g. Cullen Brokaw during a tour aboard USS Iwo Jima

USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) Commanding Officer Capt. John W. Snedeker, Jr., left, explains various spaces of the ship to U.S. Senator John Warner (R-Va.)

Sailors man the rails as the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) returns to Naval Station Norfolk after an eight-month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Aviation Ordnanceman Airman David Bradley watches as Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Orlando Fernandez guides a crate of ammunition onto a weapons magazine elevator aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Joe Trotter carefully moves ordnance aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

Gunner�s Mate 2nd Class David R. Shelton, left, and Gunner�s Mate 3rd Class Gabriel Zuniga, right, endure frigid temperatures to monitor the safe removal of ordnance from the flight deck aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

Sailors and Marines man the rails aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) as she sails into New York Harbor.

Sailors and Marines man the rails as the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) arrives at the pier.

Sailors and Marines man the rails aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) sails past the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor.

Steve Doocy of Fox News, interviews Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during the 17th Annual Fleet Week held in New York City.

Steve Doocy of Fox News, dons a Navy Fire Fighting Ensemble with the help of Damage Controlmen assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

Steve Doocy of Fox News, interviews Damage Controlman 2nd Class Valerie Perez, left, and Damage Controlman 2nd Class Jarod Sergi aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

Steve Doocy of Fox News, demonstrates a U.S. Navy Fire Fighting Ensemble with Damage Controlmen assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) .

Steve Doocy of Fox News, demonstrates the proper use of a fire hose aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) for the popular Fox morning show.

Members of the Marine Corps Silent Drill Team perform on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

Members of the Marine Corps Silent Drill Team perform on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

Aviation Boatswain�s Mate 3rd Class Derrell Oliver tows a V-22 Osprey aircraft to an aircraft elevator while transporting the aircraft to the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

V-22 Osprey aircraft operate in close proximity during recent flight deck developmental testing aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima LHD 7.

Lightning brightens an evening sky as seen from the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima LHD 7.

Commanding Officer, USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), Capt. Richard S. Callas, cuts a Navy birthday cake with the oldest and youngest Sailors in the ship's company during a ceremony held on the amphibious assault ship.

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Terry Scott addresses sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during the unveiling of the new Task Force Uniform concept for Sailors E-1 through O-10.

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Terry Scott addresses sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during the unveiling of the new Task Force Uniform concept working uniforms.

Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) model new camouflaged uniforms during the unveiling of the new Task Force Uniform concept for Sailors E-1 through O-10.

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Terry Scott talks with the Sailors modeling the Navy's new working uniform concepts in Norfolk, Va.

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Terry Scott addresses Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during the unveiling of the new Task Force Uniform concept for Sailors E-1 through O-10.

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Terry Scott addresses sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during the unveiling of the new Task Force Uniform concept for Sailors E-1 through O-10.

Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) model new camouflaged uniforms during the unveiling of the new Task Force Uniform concept for Sailors E-1 through O-10.

Commander, U.S. Second Fleet/NATO Striking Fleet Atlantic, Vice Adm. Mark P. Fitzgerald, views the water front aboard the Worlds largest Naval Base.

Survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, sit and listen during the 63rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony held in Port Everglades, Florida.

A Pearl Harbor Survivor throws a commemorative wreath into the waters of Port Everglades, Fla., during the 63rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony.

Commanding Officer, USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), Capt. Richard Callas, talks to survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Commander, Amphibious Group Two, Rear Adm. Reubin Bookert, second from left, and Commanding Officer, USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), Capt. Richard Callas, salute during the parade of colors.

Airman Marvin A. Campos mans the rails as the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) departs from Port Everglades, Florida after a scheduled port visit.