Welcome to the USS Iwo Jima Class LPH's

2021 Reunion Site - Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque is on schedule for Sept 22-26!

New Mexico Indoor Mask Mandate

The state of New Mexico issued a new public health order that requires individuals to wear face masks in indoor public spaces, except while eating or drinking. The requirement is designed to combat rising rates of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations in the state and across the nation, according to Acting Department of Health Secretary David R. Scrase, M.D. The indoor mask requirement went into effect on Friday, Aug. 20,and applies to all individuals who are aged 2 and older, regardless of their vaccination status.

In the interest of the health and well-being of all Reunion attendees, the following Covid protocols and precautions will be in place:

  • As of Friday, August 20, there is a mask mandate for the State of New Mexico. All tours and venues are fully operational at this time.
  • Hand sanitizer and masks will be provided to all attendees. There will be hand sanitizer on each table in the Hospitality Room.
  • Signs will be posted asking attendees to wear masks while on the bus or in large group functions as a courtesy to other attendees
  • We have asked the hotel to set our tables up with 6 chairs per table (as opposed to the customary 8-10) in the Hospitality Room and at group dinners.
  • We will ask attendees to please wear their mask when going through buffet lines at breakfast and any other function where a buffet is used AND will provide plastic gloves for those who prefer not to touch utensils others are touching.
  • Plastic gloves will also be provided for snack table should you choose to use them.
  • All meal functions, INCLUDING breakfast will be for our group only and not open to the general public.
  • We will be providing single serve sodas as opposed to our customary 2 litre bottles.
  • It is our hope that all of our attendees have taken the precaution of receiving the vaccine, however at this time we will not be asking or requiring such.
We are monitoring the situation daily and as anything changes we will take any added precautions as necessary.

Sheraton Uptown Albuquerque, NM
2600 Louisiana BLVD NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Phone: 505.830.5781 or 800.252.7772

With a local area shuttle offering easy access to Uptown, Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown is conveniently located near shopping and dining. Enjoy delicious dining options right in the hotel. ABQ Grill offers local cuisine favorites while Starbucks coffee and all-day dining are available at Sol Cafe. Lobby Lounge features a full dinner menu and craft cocktails.

Reservation Information
Call the number above and reference LPH's – Iwo Jima Class
or register online by visiting: Sheraton Uptown Albuquerque, NM
or by visiting www.afr-reg.com/lphships2021 and click on the link at the top
of the page to make hotel reservations and receive the discounted group rate.
Group Name: LPH’s- Iwo Jima Class
Reunion Activity Dates: September 22-26, 2021
Rate: $124 (plus 13.88% tax)
First Date Rate is Available: Thursday, September 16, 2021
Last Date Rate is Available : Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Last Day to Book: August 30, 2021
Late reservations will be processed based on space availability at a higher rate.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation must be received 48 hours prior
to arrival date or there will be a charge of one night’s room plus tax.

Parking & Shuttle Information: The hotel offers complimentary on-site parking. The hotel does not provide shuttle service to and from the airport.
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.
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-------------------------- Local items of interest ------------------------------
50 Reasons to love Albuquerque
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Park
Historic Old Town
UpTown Funk Dueling Pianos
Petroglyph National Monument

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 Thursday August 26, 2021