WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Ander Crenshaw, Member of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, will sail in on the USS Iwo Jima as she and the USS Fort McHenry move to Naval Station Mayport for their official homeporting ceremony on Sunday, August 17. Crenshaw will also make official remarks at the event.
“It will be a great honor to sail in on the Iwo Jima as she and the USS Fort McHenry join the USS New York to complete the homeporting of this Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) at Naval Station Mayport,” said Crenshaw. “Northeast Florida welcomes the 2,000 sailors and families who will call this region home, and our top notch defense and ship repair industry will keep these ships ready to serve whenever and wherever they are needed.”
• WHAT: USS Iwo Jima and USS Fort McHenry homeporting ceremony at Naval Station Mayport
• WHEN: Sunday, August 17
• WHERE: Naval Station Mayport
• TIME: Formal comment portion of the ceremony scheduled to begin at 1:45 p.m.
• SPECIFIC DETAILS: Media wishing to cover the event are requested to be at the Naval Station Mayport's MAIN GATE Pass/Decal parking lot at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, August 17. Please have vehicle registration, proof of insurance, driver's license and media credentials.