Welcome to the USS Iwo Jima Class LPH's

2024 Reunion Site | Charleston, SC

NEW DATES | September 25 - September 29

Packets have been mailed!! If you don't normally receive a packet
and would like one, please Email Dena

Crowne Plaza
4831 Tangier Outlet Boulevard
North Charleston | SC | 29418 | United States |
Phone: 1-843-744-4422

Please call the number above and reference the LPH’s Iwo Jima Class Association
or click here to go to the hotel

When using the above link, once the page opens, please change the check-in and check out dates and select “compare rooms”. The group rates and room types available will become available for you to make your reservations.

Group Name: LPHS Iwo Jima Class Association
Reunion Dates: September 24-30,2024
Rate: $142+ applicable taxes (currently 14% per room per night) – Rates apply to single/double occupancy only.
Two (2) Full Breakfast Buffets are included per room, per night.

Cut-off Date: 8/30/24 Late reservations will be processed based on space availability at a higher rate.

Cancellation Policy: Room cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance or you may be charged a cancellation fee.

Reunion Registration

To register for the reunion please visit https://www.events.afr-reg.com/e/LPHSIwoJima2024 .

Parking & Shuttle Information
The hotel offers complimentary self-parking.

The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport - call the hotel directly (816) 891-8900 upon arrival at the airport for pick-up. To schedule a return trip, they may schedule it through the front desk.

Wheelchair Rental
ScootAround rents both manual and power wheelchairs by the day and week.
Please call (888) 441-7575 or visit www.scootaround.com for details and to make reservations.

Direct links to downloadable files for Reunion
2024 Reunion Info
2024 Schedule of events
2024 Registration info
2024 Hotel Info

-------------------------- Local items of interest - Charleston, SC ------------------------------
Charleston’s quintessential Southern charm is irresistibly romantic. Stroll hand-in-hand beneath the Spanish moss and the glow of historic gas lamps after nightfall. Marvel at stately mansions protected by throngs of bougainvillea. Romance seekers will adore staying at a local B&B while in Charleston for an extra helping of cozy ambiance – and it's easy on the pocketbook. For a romantic scene that’s quite literally out of the movies, make a special trip to Cypress Gardens, one of the filming locations for The Notebook. Most of this movie was filmed in and around Charleston and you can rent your own rowboat to relive all your romance movie fantasies. If you’re looking for an excuse to cuddle up, take your other half on a ghost tour that details not only local lore but also the history of “The Holy City.”

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At the present time the Association is comprised of former and present crew members, Phibron Staff, and embarked Marines who served on the USS Iwo Jima (LPH 2), USS Okinawa (LPH 3), USS Guadalcanal (LPH-7), USS Guam (LPH-9), USS Tripoli (LPH-10) , USS New Orleans (LPH 11). Former crew members and embarked staffs and Marines who served in USS Inchon (LPH 12) are also eligible and encouraged to become Regular Association members.

The USS Guam LPH9 WebPages on this website are sponsored by The USS Iwo Jima Class Association, and not affiliated with any other military association.

The Iwo Jima Class LPH Amphibious Assault Ship was created in the early 60's. The LPH was ideally suited for amphibious assault by the vertical envelopment method. The ship was designed to carry up to 25 helicopters, a Marine Battalion , weapons, and the equipment to support them. In addition to its mission as a Marine Battalion Landing Team Delivery Ship, the LPH class had also served as an Amphibious Task Force Control Ship, Medical Duty Ship and Mine Countermeasures Support Ship. The Iwo Jima Class had a power plant consisting of two boilers and one geared turbine which turned a single shaft with 22,000 shaft horsepower. Its armament included 3-inch twin barrel guns, the 20mm Vulcan/Phalanx Close-in Weapons System (CIWS), and 50 caliber machine guns. The crew complement consisted of 50 officers, 650 enlisted personnel and up to 2,000 Marine troops.

At least one ship of the Iwo Jima Class had been present in every major conflict since the Vietnam War. Although the LPH had proven itself to be a reliable performer, the Navy recognized the need for an amphibious assault ship with greater range, capacity and capabilities and gradually phased out the LPHs, replacing them with the technologically superior Wasp Class LHDs.


  • The Board of Directors information is posted here.
  • The Honor Roll is updated on an ongoing basis.

This page was last modified on Tuesday March 19, 2024