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Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Candace Nance from the Bessmer, Ala. mans the rails aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Candace Nance from the Bessmer, Ala. mans ...

NORFOLK (Jul. 12, 2010) Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Candace Nance from the Bessmer, Ala. mans the rails aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) while the ship gets underway to parti... more

Boatswain's Mate Seaman Raymon Young kisses his baby goodbye before the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) departs Naval Station Norfolk to participate in Continuing Promise 2010.

Boatswain's Mate Seaman Raymon Young kisses his baby goodbye before th...

NORFOLK (Jul. 12, 2010) Boatswain's Mate Seaman Raymon Young kisses his baby goodbye before the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) departs Naval Station Norfolk to participate in Continuing Promise 20... more

Sailors man the rails aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) while the ship gets underway to participate in Continuing Promise 2010.

Sailors man the rails aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship ...

NORFOLK (Jul. 12, 2010) Sailors man the rails aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) while the ship gets underway to participate in Continuing Promise 2010. Iwo Jima is en route to... more

The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) arrives on station off the coast of Haiti to participate in Continuing Promise 2010.

The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) arrives on station of...

PORT DE PAIX, Haiti (Jul. 24, 2010) The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) arrives on station off the coast of Haiti to participate in Continuing Promise 2010. The assigned medical and engineering sta... more

Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1657 approaches the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7)

Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1657 approaches the amphibious assault shi...

PORT DE PAIX, Haiti (Jul. 24, 2010) Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1657 approaches the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) off the coast of Haiti while participating in Continuing Promise 2010. The assign... more

An amphibious assault vehicle exits the well deck of USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

An amphibious assault vehicle exits the well deck of USS Iwo Jima (LHD...

PORT DE PAIX, Haiti (Jul. 25, 2010) An amphibious assault vehicle exits the well deck of the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) while the ship is off the coast of Haiti participating in ... more

USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) cruises off the coast of Haiti.

USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) cruises off the coast of Haiti.

PORT DE PAIX, Haiti (Jul. 25, 2010) The multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) cruises off the coast of Haiti. Iwo Jima is off the coast of Haiti conducting Continuing Promise 2010 humanitar... more

A CH-46E Sea Knight transporter helicopter  takes off from a landing zone in Port de Paix, Haiti.

A CH-46E Sea Knight transporter helicopter takes off from a landing z...

PORT DE PAIX, Haiti (Jul. 25, 2010) A CH-46E Sea Knight transporter helicopter assigned to the Wild Goose of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 774 takes off from a landing zone in Port de Paix, Haiti, to ... more

USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) steams off the coast of Haiti.

USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) steams off the coast of Haiti.

PORT DE PAIX, Haiti (Jul. 25, 2010) The multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) steams off the coast of Haiti. Iwo Jima is off the coast of Haiti conducting Continuing Promise 2010 humanitari... more

s assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) is underway off the coast of Haiti participating in the Continuing Promise 2010 humanitarian civic assistance mission.

s assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) is underway off the coast of Haiti...

PORT DE PAIX, Haiti (Jul. 25, 2010) The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) is underway off the coast of Haiti participating in the Continuing Promise 2010 humanitarian civic assistance mission. The as... more

Beach masters assist Sailors and Marines embarked aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7)

Beach masters assist Sailors and Marines embarked aboard the multipurp...

PORT-DE-PAIX, Haiti (Jul. 25, 2010) Beach masters assist Sailors and Marines embarked aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) onto a landing craft utility (LCU) after they performed... more

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Nicholas Piccard and Lt. Brian Engesser, assigned to Fleet Surgical Team 2, transfer medical supplies in Port De Paix, Haiti.

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Nicholas Piccard and Lt. Brian Engesser, a...

PORT DE PAIX, Haiti (Jul. 26, 2010) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Nicholas Piccard and Lt. Brian Engesser, assigned to Fleet Surgical Team 2, transfer medical supplies in Port De Paix, Haiti to prepare the Contin... more

Two CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters  land in Port De Paix, Haiti, to unload medical supplies for the Haiti humanitarian assistance mission .

Two CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters land in Port De Paix, Haiti, to unl...

PORT DE PAIX, Haiti (Jul. 26, 2010) Two CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters assigned to the Wild Goose of Helicopter Marine Medium (HMM) 774 land in Port De Paix, Haiti, to unload medical supplies for the Haiti human... more

Pfc. France Rosewood, of Haitian descent, embarked aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7),

Pfc. France Rosewood, of Haitian descent, embarked aboard the multi-pu...

PORT-DE-PAIX, Haiti (Jul. 26, 2010) Pfc. France Rosewood, of Haitian descent, embarked aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), assists with translation and crowd control during a ... more

A CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 774 transports U.S. military and civillian personnel working with Continuing Promise 2010.

A CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Sq...

PORT DE PAIX, Haiti (Jul. 26, 2010) A CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 774 transports U.S. military and civillian personnel working with Continuing Promise 2010 f... more

CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 774 deliver medical supplies during the Haiti phase of Continuing Promise 2010.

CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squ...

PORT DE PAIX, Haiti (Jul. 26, 2010) CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 774 deliver medical supplies during the Haiti phase of Continuing Promise 2010. The assigned... more

Yeoman 2nd Class Rachel Martis, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), cradles a Haitian child during a community service project

Yeoman 2nd Class Rachel Martis, assigned to the amphibious assault shi...

PORT DE PAIX, Haiti (Jul. 27, 2010) Yeoman 2nd Class Rachel Martis, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), cradles a Haitian child during a community service project at the Northwest Hait... more

Builder Zachary Vaughan, from Port Orchard, Wash., assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7,

Builder Zachary Vaughan, from Port Orchard, Wash., assigned to Naval M...

SAINT-LOUIS DU NORD, Haiti (Jul. 27, 2010) Builder Zachary Vaughan, from Port Orchard, Wash., assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7, replaces a glass block wall with a door during a Continuin... more

Boatswain's Mate Seaman Zhijian Chen, from Hong Kong, plays soccer with Haitian children during a Continuing Promise 2010

Boatswain's Mate Seaman Zhijian Chen, from Hong Kong, plays soccer wit...

SAINT-LOUIS DU NORD, Haiti (Jul. 27, 2010) Boatswain's Mate Seaman Zhijian Chen, from Hong Kong, plays soccer with Haitian children during a Continuing Promise 2010 community service project at the Northwest Ha... more

U.S. Marines embarked aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), drive a Humvee

U.S. Marines embarked aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship...

PORT-DE-PAIX, Haiti (Jul. 28, 2010) U.S. Marines embarked aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), drive a Humvee through the streets of Port-de-Paix, Haiti. Iwo Jima is operating ... more

 Dental staff members embarked aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7)

Dental staff members embarked aboard the multi-purpose amphibious ass...

PORT-DE-PAIX, Haiti (Jul. 29, 2010) Dental staff members embarked aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) provide dental care to Haitian citizens at a medical site in Port-de-Paix,... more

Seabees, Marines and civilians from non-government organizations, debark a landing craft utility (LCU) assigned to the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7),

Seabees, Marines and civilians from non-government organizations, deba...

PORT-DE-PAIX, Haiti (Jul. 29, 2010) Seabees, Marines and civilians from non-government organizations, debark a landing craft utility (LCU) assigned to the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD... more

 Intelligence Specialist 3rd Class Michelle Allmond, embarked aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7),

Intelligence Specialist 3rd Class Michelle Allmond, embarked aboard t...

SAINT-LOUIS DU NORD, Haiti (Jul. 29, 2010) Intelligence Specialist 3rd Class Michelle Allmond, embarked aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), plays with a Haitian orphan at the ... more

U.S. Marine Cpl. Otis Peshlakai from Logistical Support Element, embarked aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), builds an outdoor shelter at a local hospital in Port-de-Paix, Haiti.

U.S. Marine Cpl. Otis Peshlakai from Logistical Support Element, embar...

PORT-DE-PAIX, Haiti (Jul. 30, 2010) U.S. Marine Cpl. Otis Peshlakai from Logistical Support Element, embarked aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), builds an outdoor shelter at ... more

Lt. Amber Higginson, embarked aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), speaks to local Haitians about their medical issues.

Lt. Amber Higginson, embarked aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assa...

PORT-DE-PAIX, Haiti (Aug. 01, 2010) Lt. Amber Higginson, embarked aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), speaks to local Haitians about their medical issues at George Washington ... more

Cmdr. Erin Larkins, embarked aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), examines a Haitian patient during at a Continuing Promise 2010 medical site.

Cmdr. Erin Larkins, embarked aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assau...

PORT-DE-PAIX, Haiti (Aug. 01, 2010) Cmdr. Erin Larkins, embarked aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), examines a Haitian patient during at a Continuing Promise 2010 medical sit... more

Cmdr. Vivian Sersen, from Baltimore, Md., embarked aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) administers medicine to a Haitian baby at a Continuing Promise 2010 medical site.

Cmdr. Vivian Sersen, from Baltimore, Md., embarked aboard the multi-pu...

PORT-DE-PAIX, Haiti (Aug. 01, 2010) Cmdr. Vivian Sersen, from Baltimore, Md., embarked aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) administers medicine to a Haitian baby at a Continuin... more

Lt. Brian Engessor, embarked aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) examines the eyes of a Haitian mans at George Washington College in Port-de-Paix, Haiti.

Lt. Brian Engessor, embarked aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assau...

PORT-DE-PAIX, Haiti (Aug. 01, 2010) Lt. Brian Engessor, embarked aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) examines the eyes of a Haitian mans at George Washington College in Port-de... more

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Michael Gorshe, from San Jose, Calif., embarked aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) holds a handicap Haitian boy as they wait for his mother.

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Michael Gorshe, from San Jose, Calif., emb...

PORT-DE-PAIX, Haiti (Aug. 01, 2010) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Michael Gorshe, from San Jose, Calif., embarked aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) holds a handicap Haitian boy... more

USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) ports at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for refueling and supplies.

USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) ports at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for ...

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (Aug. 04, 2010) The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) ports at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for refueling and supplies. Iwo Jima finished its first phase of humanitarian a... more

A Coast Guard vessel escorts USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) as it arrives at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

A Coast Guard vessel escorts USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) as it arrives at Nav...

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (Aug. 04, 2010) A Coast Guard vessel escorts the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) as it arrives at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. A detachment of the Coast Gu... more

USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) arrives at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) arrives at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (Aug. 04, 2010) The multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) arrives at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Iwo Jima is supporting Continuing Promise 2010, a humanitarian ... more

Sailors aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) apply rat guards during mooring operations as the ship ports at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for refueling and supplies.

Sailors aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) apply rat guards during mooring op...

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (Aug. 04, 2010) Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), apply rat guards during mooring operations as the ship ports at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for refu... more

Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) apply rat guards to mooring lines as the ship arrives at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for refueling and supplies.

Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) apply ...

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (Aug. 04, 2010) Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) apply rat guards to mooring lines as the ship arrives at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for refueling and... more

USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) operates off the coast of Colombia conducting Continuing Promise 2010.

USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) operates off the coast of Colombia conducting Con...

COVENAS, Colombia (Aug. 08, 2010) The multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) operates off the coast of Colombia conducting Continuing Promise 2010, humanitarian and civic assistance mission.... more

Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Berron Oliver  directs a beach landing craft as it searches for holes that could interfere with landing craft utilities from docking properly.

Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Berron Oliver directs a beach landing craf...

COVENAS, Colombia (Aug. 08, 2010) Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Berron Oliver, from Penola, Ala., assigned to Beach Master Unit (BMU) 1, embarked aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD ... more

 Non-governmental organization personnel depart a U.S. Marine Corps CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during Continuing Promise 2010.

Non-governmental organization personnel depart a U.S. Marine Corps CH...

CARIBBEAN SEA (Aug. 08, 2010) Non-governmental organization personnel depart a U.S. Marine Corps CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during Continuing Promise 20... more

Logistics Specialist Seaman Fidel Lopez, from Miami, assigned to Beach Master Unit (BMU) 1,

Logistics Specialist Seaman Fidel Lopez, from Miami, assigned to Beach...

COVENAS, Colombia (Aug. 08, 2010) Logistics Specialist Seaman Fidel Lopez, from Miami, assigned to Beach Master Unit (BMU) 1, greets a Colombian boy during Continuing Promise 2010. BMU-1 is embarked aboard the ... more

Logistics Specialist Seaman Fidel Lopez signals to the driver of a bulldozer.

Logistics Specialist Seaman Fidel Lopez signals to the driver of a bul...

COVENAS, Colombia (Aug. 08, 2010) Logistics Specialist Seaman Fidel Lopez, from Miami, assigned to Beach Master Unit (BMU) 1, embarked aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), sign... more

ospital Corpsman 3rd Class Lucas Hopkins uses a flag to signal to a landing craft utility to make its way to shore to pick up troops.

ospital Corpsman 3rd Class Lucas Hopkins uses a flag to signal to a la...

COVENAS, Colombia (Aug. 08, 2010) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Lucas Hopkins, from Arlington, Texas, assigned to Beach Master Unit (BMU) 1, embarked aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima ... more

A humvee arrives at the beach after departing from a landing craft utility.

A humvee arrives at the beach after departing from a landing craft uti...

COVENAS, Colombia (Aug. 08, 2010) A humvee assigned to Beach Master Unit (BMU) 1, embarked aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), arrives at the beach after departing from a land... more

Cmdr. Timothy Burgess, embarked aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), conducts medical examinations during a Continuing Promise 2010 medical community service event.

Cmdr. Timothy Burgess, embarked aboard the multipurpose amphibious ass...

COLOMBIA (Aug. 09, 2010) Cmdr. Timothy Burgess, embarked aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), conducts medical examinations during a Continuing Promise 2010 medical community se... more

Lt. John Chan, embarked aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), conducts medical examinations during a Continuing Promise 2010 medical community service event.

Lt. John Chan, embarked aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault shi...

COLOMBIA (Aug. 09, 2010) Lt. John Chan, embarked aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), conducts medical examinations during a Continuing Promise 2010 medical community service ev... more

Sailors carry an elderly woman to a clinic.

Sailors carry an elderly woman to a clinic.

COLOMBIA (Aug. 09, 2010) Hospital Corpsmen 2nd Class Mario Lopez, Hospital Corpsmen 2nd Class Oliver Arceo, and Hospital Corpsmen 3rd Class Enrique Rodriguez, all three embarked aboard the multipurpose amphibio... more

Colombian citizens queue to be seen by doctors deployed aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

Colombian citizens queue to be seen by doctors deployed aboard the mul...

COVENAS, Colombia (Aug. 09, 2010) Colombian citizens queue to be seen by doctors deployed aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during a Continuing Promise 2010 medical community ... more

Hospital Corpsman Aaron London works with translator Paula Alvarez to diagnose a patient at a medical clinic in Colombia.

Hospital Corpsman Aaron London works with translator Paula Alvarez to ...

COLOMBIA (Aug. 09, 2010) Hospital Corpsman Aaron London, left, embarked aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), works with translator Paula Alvarez to diagnose a patient at a medic... more

The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) is underway off the coast of Colombia supporting Continuing Promise 2010.

The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) is under...

CARIBBEAN SEA (Aug. 10, 2010) The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) is underway off the coast of Colombia supporting Continuing Promise 2010, a four-month humanitarian and civic assistan... more

Lt. Cmdr. Brian Thomas checks the heart beat of a Colombian child at Escuela Ismael Contreras, in Covenas, Colombia.

Lt. Cmdr. Brian Thomas checks the heart beat of a Colombian child at E...

COVENAS, Colombia (Aug. 11, 2010) Lt. Cmdr. Brian Thomas, assigned to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., deployed aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), checks t... more

Capt. Davin Schmidt and Cpl. Angela Smid extract teeth from a Colombian woman at Escuela Ismael Contreras, in Covena, Colombia.

Capt. Davin Schmidt and Cpl. Angela Smid extract teeth from a Colombia...

COVENAS, Colombia (Aug. 11, 2010) Capt. Davin Schmidt and Cpl. Angela Smid, assigned to the Canadian Army, deployed aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), extract teeth from a Co... more

A CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 774, embarked aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7),

A CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Sq...

DON GABRIEL, Colombia (Aug. 12, 2010) A CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 774, embarked aboard the U.S. Navy multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD... more

he multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) sits at anchor off the coast of Colombia while conducting well deck operations. Iwo Jima is supporting the Continuing Promise 2010

he multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) sits at ...

COLOMBIA (Aug. 12, 2010) The multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) sits at anchor off the coast of Colombia while conducting well deck operations. Iwo Jima is supporting the Continuing Prom... more

Lt. Amanda Higginson  treats a Colombian child at the pediatric center in Colombia.

Lt. Amanda Higginson treats a Colombian child at the pediatric center...

COLOMBIA (Aug. 12, 2010) Lt. Amanda Higginson, assigned to the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), treats a Colombian child at the pediatric center. Iwo Jima is operating off the coast o... more

Lt. Amanda Higginson  treats a Colombian child at the pediatric center in Colombia.

Lt. Amanda Higginson treats a Colombian child at the pediatric center...

COLOMBIA (Aug. 12, 2010) Lt. Amanda Higginson, assigned to the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), treats a Colombian child at the pediatric center. Iwo Jima is operating off the coast o... more

The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) is off the coast of Colombia conducting the Continuing Promise 2010

The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) is off t...

COVENAS, Colombia (Aug. 12, 2010) The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) is off the coast of Colombia conducting the Continuing Promise 2010 humanitarian civic assistance mission. The ass... more

Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7 and Construction Battalion Mobile Unit (CBMU) 202

Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7 and C...

DON GABRIEL, Colombia (Aug. 13, 2010) Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7 and Construction Battalion Mobile Unit (CBMU) 202 move a floor base during a Continuing Promise constructio... more

Lt. Cmdr. Brian Thomas, a medical officer embarked aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7),

Lt. Cmdr. Brian Thomas, a medical officer embarked aboard the multi-pu...

COVENAS, Colombia (Aug. 14, 2010) Lt. Cmdr. Brian Thomas, a medical officer embarked aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), speaks with a Colombian boy about his medical history ... more

Cmdr. Scott Thomas, a dental officer, and Hospitalman Rashad Thompson, both assigned to the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7),

Cmdr. Scott Thomas, a dental officer, and Hospitalman Rashad Thompson,...

COVENAS, Colombia (Aug. 14, 2010) Cmdr. Scott Thomas, a dental officer, and Hospitalman Rashad Thompson, both assigned to the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), perform dental work on a... more

The Continuing Promise 2010 dental team embarked aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7),

The Continuing Promise 2010 dental team embarked aboard the multi-purp...

COVENAS, Colombia (Aug. 14, 2010) The Continuing Promise 2010 dental team embarked aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), helps Colombian patients at the Escuela Ismael Contreas ... more

A Colombian child helps Lt. Steve Miller unload mattresses from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter.

A Colombian child helps Lt. Steve Miller unload mattresses from an MH-...

DON GABRIEL, Colombia (Aug. 15, 2010) A Colombian child helps Lt. Steve Miller unload mattresses from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter. Miller and his squadron are embarked aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assa... more

Seaman Patrick Fallon, from Bethpage, N.Y., throws a messenger line to Sailors aboard Landing Craft Utility 1657 during a sterngate marriage with the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

Seaman Patrick Fallon, from Bethpage, N.Y., throws a messenger line to...

CARIBBEAN SEA (Aug. 17, 2010) Seaman Patrick Fallon, from Bethpage, N.Y., throws a messenger line to Sailors aboard Landing Craft Utility 1657 during a sterngate marriage with the multi-purpose amphibious assau... more

A Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) is test-fired aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Iwo Jima is underway supporting Continuing Promise 2010, a humanitarian civic assistance mission.

A Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) is test-fired aboard the multi...

CARIBBEAN SEA (Aug. 19, 2010) A Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) is test-fired aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Iwo Jima is underway supporting Continuing Promise 2010... more

Lt. Cmdr. Ralph Olgilzie uses a windo to illuminate the x-rays of a Costa Rican woman during a Pacific Partnership 2010 community service event.

Lt. Cmdr. Ralph Olgilzie uses a windo to illuminate the x-rays of a Co...

LIMON, Costa Rica (Aug. 20, 2010) Lt. Cmdr. Ralph Olgilzie uses a windo to illuminate the x-rays of a Costa Rican woman during a Pacific Partnership 2010 community service event. The multipurpose amphibious ass... more

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Josh Whoolery and Hospital Corpsman Dana Scott turn rubber gloves into balloons for a Costa Rican boy during a Pacific Partnership 2010 community service event.

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Josh Whoolery and Hospital Corpsman Dana S...

LIMON, Costa Rica (Aug. 20, 2010) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Josh Whoolery and Hospital Corpsman Dana Scott turn rubber gloves into balloons for a Costa Rican boy during a Pacific Partnership 2010 community se... more

 Capt. Kevin Weber provided dental care to a Costa Rican woman during a Pacific Partnership 2010 community service event.

Capt. Kevin Weber provided dental care to a Costa Rican woman during ...

LIMON, Costa Rica (Aug. 20, 2010) Capt. Kevin Weber provided dental care to a Costa Rican woman during a Pacific Partnership 2010 community service event. The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (... more

Lt. Cmdr. Erin Larkins and Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Victor Montoya-Amaya examine a Costa Rican citizen with a leg-injury.

Lt. Cmdr. Erin Larkins and Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Victor Montoya-...

LIMON, Costa Rica (Aug. 20, 2010) Lt. Cmdr. Erin Larkins and Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Victor Montoya-Amaya examine a Costa Rican citizen with a leg-injury during a Pacific Partnership 2010 community service ... more

 Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Oliver Arceo conducts an eye examination during a Pacific Partnership 2010 community service event.

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Oliver Arceo conducts an eye examination ...

LIMON, Costa Rica (Aug. 20, 2010) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Oliver Arceo conducts an eye examination during a Pacific Partnership 2010 community service event. The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo... more

Capt. Thomas Negus, commodore of Continuing Promise 2010, meets with the mayor of Limon, Costa Rica, Eduardo Barboza, during the opening ceremony for Continuing Promise 2010.

Capt. Thomas Negus, commodore of Continuing Promise 2010, meets with t...

LIMON, Costa Rica (Aug. 21, 2010) Capt. Thomas Negus, commodore of Continuing Promise 2010, meets with the mayor of Limon, Costa Rica, Eduardo Barboza, during the opening ceremony for Continuing Promise 2010. T... more

Capt. Thomas Negus, commodore of Continuing Promise 2010, speaks with U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica Anne Andrews during a tour of the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

Capt. Thomas Negus, commodore of Continuing Promise 2010, speaks with ...

LIMON, Costa Rica (Aug. 21, 2010) Capt. Thomas Negus, commodore of Continuing Promise 2010, speaks with U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica Anne Andrews during a tour of the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS I... more

Capt. Thomas Negus, commodore of Continuing Promise 2010, watches as U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica Anne Andrews delivers remarks during the opening ceremony of the Costa Rica phase of Continuing Promise 2010.

Capt. Thomas Negus, commodore of Continuing Promise 2010, watches as U...

LIMON, Costa Rica (Aug. 21, 2010) Capt. Thomas Negus, commodore of Continuing Promise 2010, watches as U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica Anne Andrews delivers remarks during the opening ceremony of the Costa Rica p... more

Capt. Thomas Negus, commodore of Continuing Promise 2010 takes part in a press conference during the opening ceremony of the Costa Rica phase of Continuing Promise 2010.

Capt. Thomas Negus, commodore of Continuing Promise 2010 takes part in...

LIMON, Costa Rica (Aug. 21, 2010) Capt. Thomas Negus, commodore of Continuing Promise 2010 takes part in a press conference during the opening ceremony of the Costa Rica phase of Continuing Promise 2010. The mu... more

Capt. Thomas Negus, commodore of Continuing Promise 2010 delivers remarks during the opening ceremony of the Costa Rica phase of Continuing Promise 2010.

Capt. Thomas Negus, commodore of Continuing Promise 2010 delivers rema...

LIMON, Costa Rica (Aug. 21, 2010) Capt. Thomas Negus, commodore of Continuing Promise 2010 delivers remarks during the opening ceremony of the Costa Rica phase of Continuing Promise 2010. The multipurpose amphi... more

Capt. Thomas Negus, commodore of Continuing Promise 2010, delivers remarks during the opening ceremony of the Costa Rica phase of Continuing Promise 2010.

Capt. Thomas Negus, commodore of Continuing Promise 2010, delivers rem...

LIMON, Costa Rica (Aug. 21, 2010) Capt. Thomas Negus, commodore of Continuing Promise 2010, delivers remarks during the opening ceremony of the Costa Rica phase of Continuing Promise 2010. The multipurpose amph... more

Capt. Thomas Negus, commodore of Continuing Promise 2010, receives a key to the city from Limon, Costa Rica Mayor, Eduardo Barboza.

Capt. Thomas Negus, commodore of Continuing Promise 2010, receives a k...

LIMON, Costa Rica (Aug. 21, 2010) Capt. Thomas Negus, commodore of Continuing Promise 2010, receives a key to the city from Limon, Costa Rica Mayor, Eduardo Barboza. The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS... more

Capt. Thomas Negus, commodore of Continuing Promise 2010, speaks with U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica Anne Andrews during a tour of the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

Capt. Thomas Negus, commodore of Continuing Promise 2010, speaks with ...

LIMON, Costa Rica (Aug. 21, 2010) Capt. Thomas Negus, commodore of Continuing Promise 2010, speaks with U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica Anne Andrews during a tour of the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS I... more

Costa Rican citizens queue for medical attention from U.S. military doctors and physicians from non-government organizations during a Pacific Partnership 2010 community service event.

Costa Rican citizens queue for medical attention from U.S. military do...

LIMON, Costa Rica (Aug. 22, 2010) Costa Rican citizens queue for medical attention from U.S. military doctors and physicians from non-government organizations during a Pacific Partnership 2010 community service... more

A Costa Rican boy receives a shot from a Costa Rican nurse during a Pacific Partnership 2010 community service event.

A Costa Rican boy receives a shot from a Costa Rican nurse during a Pa...

LIMON, Costa Rica (Aug. 22, 2010) A Costa Rican boy receives a shot from a Costa Rican nurse during a Pacific Partnership 2010 community service event. The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD... more

Army Capt. Rebecca Carden, left, from Fort San Houston, Texas, calms a horse as Pfc. Angela McCormick, from Sacramento, Calif., prepares to give it a vaccination during a veterinary visit to a local farm in Costa Rica.

Army Capt. Rebecca Carden, left, from Fort San Houston, Texas, calms a...

LIMON, Costa Rica (Aug. 22, 2010) Army Capt. Rebecca Carden, left, from Fort San Houston, Texas, calms a horse as Pfc. Angela McCormick, from Sacramento, Calif., prepares to give it a vaccination during a veter... more

Army Maj. Heather Shuey-Burton, right, from Lenexa, Kan., and Pfc. Angela McCormick, from Sacramento, Calif., spray flea-removal on a dog during a veterinary visit to a local farm in Costa Rica.

Army Maj. Heather Shuey-Burton, right, from Lenexa, Kan., and Pfc. Ang...

LIMON, Costa Rica (Aug. 22, 2010) Army Maj. Heather Shuey-Burton, right, from Lenexa, Kan., and Pfc. Angela McCormick, from Sacramento, Calif., spray flea-removal on a dog during a veterinary visit to a local f... more

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jennifer Bell places a cold washcloth on a Costa Rican boy during a Pacific Partnership 2010 community service event.

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jennifer Bell places a cold washcloth on a...

LIMON, Costa Rica (Aug. 22, 2010) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jennifer Bell places a cold washcloth on a Costa Rican boy during a Pacific Partnership 2010 community service event. The multipurpose amphibious as... more

Cmdr. Micheal Schmoyer talks to a local Costa Rican girl at a medical site supporting Continuing Promise 2010.

Cmdr. Micheal Schmoyer talks to a local Costa Rican girl at a medical ...

BRIBRI, Costa Rica (Aug. 23, 2010) Cmdr. Micheal Schmoyer, assigned to the U.S. Public Health Service, embarked aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), talks to a local Costa Rica... more

Lance Cpl. Gerardo Santos translates to a local Costa Rican woman about the medication she received at a medical site supporting Continuing Promise 2010.

Lance Cpl. Gerardo Santos translates to a local Costa Rican woman abou...

BRIBRI, Costa Rica (Aug. 23, 2010) Lance Cpl. Gerardo Santos, assigned to the U.S. Marine Ground Combat Element, embarked aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), translates to a l... more

Boatswain's Mate Jacklyn Cravey paints the anchor of the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) while the ship is ported for operations in Costa Rica.

Boatswain's Mate Jacklyn Cravey paints the anchor of the amphibious as...

LIMON, Costa Rica (Aug. 23, 2010) Boatswain's Mate Jacklyn Cravey paints the anchor of the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) while the ship is ported for operations in Costa Rica. Iwo Jima is in Cost... more

Cmdr. Micheal Schmoyer talks to a local Costa Rican man about his medical issue at a medical site set supporting Continuing Promise 2010.

Cmdr. Micheal Schmoyer talks to a local Costa Rican man about his medi...

BRIBRI, Costa Rica (Aug. 23, 2010) Cmdr. Micheal Schmoyer, assigned to the U.S. Public Health Service, embarked aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), talks to a local Costa Rica... more

Ensign Becky Dickey helps paint a wall as part of a community relations project in Costa Rica.

Ensign Becky Dickey helps paint a wall as part of a community relation...

LIMON, Costa Rica (Aug. 24, 2010) Ensign Becky Dickey helps paint a wall as part of a community relations project in Costa Rica. Iwo Jima is in Costa Rica supporting Continuing Promise 2010, a humanitarian and ... more

Sailors and Marines embarked aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), sort personal mail the ship received upon arriving in port.

Sailors and Marines embarked aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assau...

LIMON, Costa Rica (Aug. 24, 2010) Sailors and Marines embarked aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), sort personal mail the ship received upon arriving in port. The ship receive... more

Engineering Aide 3rd Class Naphaphone Ratsavong, embarked aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), helps sort personal mail the ship received upon arriving in port.

Engineering Aide 3rd Class Naphaphone Ratsavong, embarked aboard the m...

LIMON, Costa Rica (Aug. 24, 2010) Engineering Aide 3rd Class Naphaphone Ratsavong, embarked aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), helps sort personal mail the ship received upon... more

Children from Hone Creek primary school hold up stuffed animals given to them by service members embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

Children from Hone Creek primary school hold up stuffed animals given ...

LIMON, Costa Rica (Aug. 25, 2010) Children from Hone Creek primary school hold up stuffed animals given to them by service members embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) and members of... more

Sgt. Kyle W. Cucci gives a backpack to a student at Hone Creek primary school during a Continuing Promise 2010 community service project.

Sgt. Kyle W. Cucci gives a backpack to a student at Hone Creek primary...

LIMON, Costa Rica (Aug. 25, 2010) Sgt. Kyle W. Cucci, from Flushing, Mich., a supply specialist assigned to 8th Engineer Support Battalion, Logistics Combat Element, gives a backpack to a student at Hone Creek ... more

Damage Controlman 3rd Class Aubry Rupp, from Defiance, Ohio, embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), places a backpack on a student at Hone Creek primary school.

Damage Controlman 3rd Class Aubry Rupp, from Defiance, Ohio, embarked ...

LIMON, Costa Rica (Aug. 25, 2010) Damage Controlman 3rd Class Aubry Rupp, from Defiance, Ohio, embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), places a backpack on a student at Hone Creek prim... more

Army Capt. Gloria Graham, from Gilroy, Calif., talks to a group of local residents about disease prevention, hygiene, and men and women's health during a Continuing Promise 2010 medical civic action event.

Army Capt. Gloria Graham, from Gilroy, Calif., talks to a group of loc...

BRIBRI, Costa Rica (Aug. 25, 2010) Army Capt. Gloria Graham, from Gilroy, Calif., talks to a group of local residents about disease prevention, hygiene, and men and women's health during a Continuing Promise 20... more

Naval Aircrewman 3rd Class Tony Arango, from El Paso, Texas, embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), plays basketball with a group of students from Hone Creek primary school.

Naval Aircrewman 3rd Class Tony Arango, from El Paso, Texas, embarked ...

LIMON, Costa Rica (Aug. 25, 2010) Naval Aircrewman 3rd Class Tony Arango, from El Paso, Texas, embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), plays basketball with a group of students from Ho... more

Utilitiesman 2nd Class Daurell Winchester, left, and other Seabees grind a metal ceiling support beam for a class room at Hone Creek School in Hone Creek, Costa Rica.

Utilitiesman 2nd Class Daurell Winchester, left, and other Seabees gri...

HOME CREEK, Costa Rica, (Aug. 25, 2010) Utilitiesman 2nd Class Daurell Winchester, left, from Yonkers, N.Y., assigned to Operation Continuing Promise 2010, and other Seabees grind a metal ceiling support beam f... more

Marine Sgt. Melvain St. George, right, from Miami, translates for Lt. Brian Engesser (center), from Camp Lejuene, N.C., as they talk to a Costa Rican woman about her vision.

Marine Sgt. Melvain St. George, right, from Miami, translates for Lt. ...

BRIBRI, Costa Rica (Aug. 25, 2010) Marine Sgt. Melvain St. George, right, from Miami, translates for Lt. Brian Engesser (center), from Camp Lejuene, N.C., as they talk to a Costa Rican woman about her vision du... more

Lt. j.g. Katt Rhine, from Fort Worth, Texas, gives deworming medication to an infant during a Continuing Promise 2010 medical civic action event.

Lt. j.g. Katt Rhine, from Fort Worth, Texas, gives deworming medicatio...

BRIBRI, Costa Rica (Aug. 25, 2010) Lt. j.g. Katt Rhine, from Fort Worth, Texas, gives deworming medication to an infant during a Continuing Promise 2010 medical civic action event. The assigned medical and engi... more

Lance Cpl. Joseph Robertson gives a Costa Rican boy a stuffed animal during a community service event.

Lance Cpl. Joseph Robertson gives a Costa Rican boy a stuffed animal d...

LIMON, Costa Rica (Aug. 25, 2010) Lance Cpl. Joseph Robertson, assigned to the Marine Logistics Command Element embarked aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), gives a Costa Rica... more

A Costa Rican man receives an eye scan from a health care professional embarked aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during a Continuing Promise 2010 medical civic action event.

A Costa Rican man receives an eye scan from a health care professional...

BRIBRI, Costa Rica (Aug. 25, 2010) A Costa Rican man receives an eye scan from a health care professional embarked aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during a Continuing Promis... more

Lance Cpl. Joseph Robertson paints the bars on the window of a local school during a community service event.

Lance Cpl. Joseph Robertson paints the bars on the window of a local s...

LIMON, Costa Rica (Aug. 25, 2010) Lance Cpl. Joseph Robertson, assigned to the Marine Logistics Command Element embarked aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), paints the bars on... more

Ensign Mark Zito, embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), cradles an infant outside Hone Creek primary school during a Continuing Promise 2010 community service project.

Ensign Mark Zito, embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo ...

LIMON, Costa Rica (Aug. 25, 2010) Ensign Mark Zito, embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), cradles an infant outside Hone Creek primary school during a Continuing Promise 2010 communi... more

Lt. Brian Engesser, from Camp Lejuene, N.C., examines a Costa Rican man's eye during a Continuing Promise 2010 medical civic action event.

Lt. Brian Engesser, from Camp Lejuene, N.C., examines a Costa Rican ma...

BRIBRI, Costa Rica (Aug. 25, 2010) Lt. Brian Engesser, from Camp Lejuene, N.C., examines a Costa Rican man's eye during a Continuing Promise 2010 medical civic action event. The assigned medical and engineering... more

Sailors and Marines bring stores aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

Sailors and Marines bring stores aboard the multi-purpose amphibious a...

LIMON, Costa Rica (Aug. 26, 2010) Sailors and Marines bring stores aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Iwo Jima is in Costa Rica supporting the Continuing Promise 2010 humanit... more