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The River Heights School Jazz Band opens a month of music with a May 9 concert at the USS Iowa as part of its Music Under the Guns series. Photo courtesy Jonathan Hartling.
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The Battleship IOWA alongside many great ships around the San Pedro and Long Beach area are set to make an appearance in SHIPS OF THE WORLD magazine! The magazine hails from the Land of the Rising Sun, and is an extremely popular publication covering maritime affairs in Japan. We are excited and honored to be featured on the March issue!
Check out details below:
December 12 2014
By Andy Yemma, Taking the Kids correspondent
ABOARD THE USS IOWA in SAN PEDRO, CA (Day 4) — This mighty battleship, commissioned in the midst of World War II, ferried President Franklin D. Roosevelt across the Atlantic Ocean and back, fought in the Pacific, served as a missile carrier during the Cold War and is now a museum, docked in Los Angeles Harbor. But the story of its mascot, a little dog named Vicky, charms visitors of all ages.
December 08 2014
By Sandy Mazza, Daily Breeze
POSTED: 12/07/14, 2:32 PM PST
The attack at Pearl Harbor sent flames flying all around the USS Jarvis as it bobbed alongside a dock in the shadow of a large warehouse, undamaged by the barrage of torpedoes and bombs descending on the harbor.
As 350 Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft unleashed their fury from above and left smoke, fire and broken ships in their wake, Petty Officer 1st Class Nelson Mitchell sprang to action. His duty, as a black man, was to serve white officers.
November 26 2014
Cards being signed on board the USS Iowa in San Pedro
By Vanessa Ruiz and Josh Kristianto
While many Southern Californians will be spending time with family and enjoying a meal together, the holidays for American troops overseas will be spent away from home.
That fact inspired college student Cesar Colvera, 19, to do something to bring the holiday season to servicemembers across the world. Last year, Colvera was able to get 700 Christmas cards signed by the community and sent to troops overseas.
November 07 2014
It’s been nearly quarter of a century since the USS Iowa last saw active duty.
In the battleship’s long tour of duty, it played a crucial role in World War II, carried President Franklin D. Roosevelt across the Atlantic and undertook several humanitarian missions.
Now in retirement, it has a new mission: to double the amount of public events taking place on board and on its grounds and to eventually draw hundreds of thousands more visitors to the Los Angeles waterfront.
September 01 2014