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Christmas Lights on the IOWA

Christmas Lights on the IOWA

With donations from the public, both money and Christmas lights, Iowa is decorated with many Christmas lights once again. She was a “Christmas lights” prize winner in her Cold War service years for many years at Norfolk’s Naval Base.
CBS Studios Films on the Ship

CBS Studios Films on the Ship

CBS Studios was on board filming the TV series NCIS – Los Angeles. One of Iowa’s veterans is filmed as an extra (“Mac” McEnteggart). Episode to air December 18th. Jonathan Frakes of Star Trek fame was the producer.

Veteran’s Day Weekend

In conjunction with the Port of LA and Mayor’s office; Veterans Day was celebrated with a Veteran’s admission to Iowa’s tour being free. Over 5,000 visit over the weekend.

Space Shuttle Flyover

USMC Major General Spiese from Camp Pendleton and Iowa’s staff repaint the USMC emblem back on 5inch gun mount number 55. Space Shuttle Endeavor atop her Nasa 747 flies directly above Iowa, on her way to LAX and her future permanent home in the Los Angeles Science...
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