Iwo Jima Conducts Largest Replenishment in Two Years

Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) conducted their largest replenishment-at-sea in more than two years Dec. 1, receiving 181 pallets of supplies from the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 19). Previously, the largest replenishment-at-sea for the ship took place during Iwo Jima’s last deployment in 2015. “We had a good idea that this vertical replenishment (VERTREP) was going to be a long evolution, but the team effort led to a very successful, effective, and safe replenishment,” said Cmdr.…

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