USS Iowa Museum Launches Plank Owner Program for First-Ever Surface Navy Museum

January 5, 2021 – Battleship USS Iowa Museum, the historic U.S. Navy battleship that has become an iconic landmark and a top five museum and attraction in the Los Angeles area, today announced the launch of the Plank Owner program for the future National Museum of the Surface Navy. “Plank Owner” is an honorary title given to U.S. Navy and…

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USNS Mercy Departs Los Angeles

May 15, 2020 – USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) departed Los Angeles after supporting the Department of Defense’s COVID-19 response operations to the greater Los Angeles area during the coronavirus pandemic, May 15. “We came to Los Angeles to be the relief valve for local hospitals in the fight against COVID-19,” said Capt. John Rotruck, commanding officer of the Medical Treatment…

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Hospital ship USNS Mercy departs San Diego

March 23, 2020 – USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) departed Naval Base San Diego, March 23, and is now underway to Los Angeles in support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts. “This global crisis demands whole of government response, and we are ready to support,” said Capt. John Rotruck, Mercy’s Military Treatment Facility (MTF) commanding officer. “Mercy brings a team of…

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