Welcome to the USS Iwo Jima Class LPH's

2019 Reunion Site - Mobile, Alabama

Sept 25 - Sept 29

Reunion Events registration link is:

Printable Forms (pdf format)
LPHs Iwo Jima Class 2019 Registration Form
LPHs Iwo Jima Class 2019 Reunion Program

Holiday Inn Mobile-Downtown/Historic District
301 Government Street
Mobile, Alabama 36602
Phone: 251.694.0100 or 888.465.4329

The hotel is ideally located in the heart of the city, providing quick access to many popular local attractions and just 14 miles from the Mobile Regional Airport.

Reservation Information
Call the number above and reference LPH – Iwo Jima Class
or please visit www.afr-reg.com/lphships2019 and click on the link at the top
of the page to make hotel reservations and receive the discounted group rate.
Group Name: LPHs – Iwo Jima Class
Reunion Dates: September 25 – 29, 2019
Rate: $118 + tax (currently 14%)
Room rate includes breakfast for two each morning and complimentary parking.
Group rates are available three days before and after the arrival/departure dates.
Cut off Date: 08/22/19 Late reservations will be accepted on a space and rate available basis
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received prior 48 hours prior to the day of arrival, or there will be a charge of one night room plus tax.

Parking & Shuttle Information
The Holiday Inn is offering complimentary parking for all attendees Bay Transportation provides transportation to and from the Airport. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice. If you have any further questions or need to make reservations, please call the shuttle service directly at (251) 633-5693.

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

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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 Wednesday April 03, 2019