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November 16, 2010
By Corinne Reilly
© November 16, 2010
The amphibious assault ship Iwo Jima will return to Norfolk Naval Station on Thursday after a four-month humanitarian mission, the Navy said.
The ship spent its deployment visiting countries in Central and South America and the Caribbean, where its sailors provided medical and dental care and helped with public construction projects.
The mission, called Continuing Promise, was meant to strengthen U.S. relations with the countries the ship visited, the Navy said.
About 100 Marine Corps reservists who assisted with the mission are slated to arrive home Wednesday.