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Posted: 8/31/2005 6:02:02 AM EDT
Just heard that the local Navy base is sending LCAC's in to aid with EVAC of the city.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 6:03:58 AM EDT
The Navy is sending what looks to be an entire amphibious squadron to the area with a full compliment of helos, landing craft, including LCACS, and supplies. I've also heard the USNS COMFORT is getting underway from Baltimore to assist.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 6:06:35 AM EDT
There's a lot of work to be done - they're sending in the right guys.

GO NAVY!
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 6:08:38 AM EDT
What's that saying? The Navy is the Ladies Auxillery of the Marine Corps?

Link Posted: 8/31/2005 6:10:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
What's that saying? The Navy is the Ladies Auxillery of the Marine Corps?


That's funny. I was going to go in the Marine Corps, I really was.

But when they found out I had an IQ over 85 they sent me to the Navy.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 6:11:37 AM EDT
camo humvee's with school bus orange hoods???
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 6:11:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
What's that saying? The Navy is the Ladies Auxillery of the Marine Corps?




Easy there skimmer! Don't want to start any rioting now do 'ya?
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 6:12:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dolomite:

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
What's that saying? The Navy is the Ladies Auxillery of the Marine Corps?


That's funny. I was going to go in the Marine Corps, I really was.

But when they found out I had an IQ over 85 they sent me to the Navy.


Link Posted: 8/31/2005 6:14:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/31/2005 6:15:04 AM EDT by Grunteled]

Originally Posted By Dolomite:

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
What's that saying? The Navy is the Ladies Auxillery of the Marine Corps?


That's funny. I was going to go in the Marine Corps, I really was.

But when they found out I had an IQ over 85 they sent me to the Navy.





Shit..... I just spit my coke.

Link Posted: 8/31/2005 6:18:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By NAM:
camo humvee's with school bus orange hoods???



so they are easier to keep track of from the air??? just a guess.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 6:26:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ar15bubba:

Originally Posted By NAM:
camo humvee's with school bus orange hoods???



so they are easier to keep track of from the air??? just a guess.



We used to put plywood on our hummers like that as well. The hoods would crack under any weight otherwise.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 6:28:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dport:
The Navy is sending what looks to be an entire amphibious squadron to the area with a full compliment of helos, landing craft, including LCACS, and supplies. I've also heard the USNS COMFORT is getting underway from Baltimore to assist.



what a huge waste of resources.

...of course it may still be useful as a traning exercise.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 6:32:17 AM EDT
Cool, after they kill all the looters they can take refuges back with them.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 7:39:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TimJ:
Cool, after they kill all the looters they can take refuges back with them.

Link Posted: 8/31/2005 7:42:59 AM EDT
Sounds like they grabbed the next MEU that was working up to go out...

Do they have the infantry on board though? Or just the boats, aircraft, and supplies.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 9:01:11 AM EDT
I doubt they have any Marines onboard. And I haven't heard that they'll be stopping to pick them up.

Looks like four amphibs total. The USS BATAAN (LHD 5) which is moving up from Galveston. USS IWO JIMA (LHD 7), USS TORTUGA (LSD 46) and USS SHREVEPORT (LPD 12) all coming from Norfolk. News footage showed them loading up with supplies while at the pier.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 9:05:30 AM EDT
How ironic. They were built in New Orleans at the Textron yard on the Chef Menteur Highway.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 9:08:05 AM EDT
Go NAVY
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 9:10:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Citabria7GCBC:
Go NAVY



+1



Link Posted: 8/31/2005 9:38:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Pangea:
How ironic. They were built in New Orleans at the Textron yard on the Chef Menteur Highway.


SHREVEPORT was built by Lockheed in Washington IIRC.
BATAAN and IWO JIMA were both built in Pasagoula.
Only TORTUGA was built in Avondale.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 9:43:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dport:

Originally Posted By Pangea:
How ironic. They were built in New Orleans at the Textron yard on the Chef Menteur Highway.


SHREVEPORT was built by Lockheed in Washington IIRC.
BATAAN and IWO JIMA were both built in Pasagoula.
Only TORTUGA was built in Avondale.



I believe he's talking about the LCAC's.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 10:06:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SgtKiwi:

Originally Posted By dport:

Originally Posted By Pangea:
How ironic. They were built in New Orleans at the Textron yard on the Chef Menteur Highway.


SHREVEPORT was built by Lockheed in Washington IIRC.
BATAAN and IWO JIMA were both built in Pasagoula.
Only TORTUGA was built in Avondale.



I believe he's talking about the LCAC's.


Ah...yes...well, that would make perfect sense then wouldn't it?
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