Welcome to the USS Iwo Jima Class LPH's

2023 Reunion Site | Hilton Airport Kansas City, MO | September 27 - October 1

88801 NW 112th Street. Kansas City | MO | 64153 | United States |
Phone: 1-816-891-8900 | 1-800-445-2667

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

To register for the reunion please visit https://www.events.afr-reg.com/e/LPHSIwoJima2023 .

Group Name: LPHs Iwo Jima Class Association
Reunion Dates: September 27 - October 1, 2023
Rate: $116 (plus 16.55% tax, currently - plus $1.76 KC Development Fee) – Rate applies to single/double occupancy only:

- Rate for triple occupancy - $126.00 plus applicable fees
- Rate for quad occupancy   - $136.00 plus applicable fees
Two (2) Full Breakfast coupons are included per room, per night

Cut-off Date: 9/5/23 Late reservations will be processed based on space availability at a higher rate.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation must be received at least 24 hours prior to arrival date or you may be charged a cancellation fee.

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
22nd Reunion Info
Schedule of events
Registration info
Hotel Info

-------------------------- Local items of interest - Kansas City ------------------------------

The Pony Express
Visit Kansas City
NASCAR Racing Experience
Clendening Medical Library & Museum
Grinter Place
National Agricultural Center & Hall of Fame
Kansas City Renaissance Festival

2024 Reunion Site | Crowne Plaza Charleston, SC | September 18 - September 22

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 February 22, 2023