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    Carter Hall Offers Ship Tours During NYC Veterans Day Celebration

    USS Carter Hall Marches in Veterans Day Parade

    Photo By Petty Officer 3rd Class Kody Phillips | 191111-N-OQ778-1170 NEW YORK (Nov. 11, 2019) Sailors assigned to USS Carter Hall (LSD...... read more read more

    Carter Hall Offers Ship Tours During NYC Veterans Day Celebration

    U.S. Navy story by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kody A. Phillips
    USS Carter Hall Public Affairs

    NEW YORK –USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) offered New Yorkers a chance to tour the ship at the USS The Sullivans Homeport Pier in Staten Island, as part of New York City’s Veterans Day celebrations, November 9-10.
    More than 130 participants came onboard the ship and gave Sailors and Marines a chance to interact with local residents and demonstrate the ship’s amphibious capabilities.
    “It was a great opportunity to show off the ship to people who have never been on a Navy vessel,” said Lt. j.g. Rose Gerszewski, an engineering officer assigned to Carter Hall. “It was also great to see support for the Navy and to talk with people who are interested in joining.”
    This year, the Veterans Day celebration commemorated the centennial of the holiday, which first began in 1919 as Armistice Day. It marked the anniversary of the end of World War I and was officially renamed to Veterans Day in 1954.
    Carter Hall, homeported at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in Virginia Beach, Virginia, recently participated in UNITAS LX (60) in Rio de Janeiro.
    UNITAS is an annual exercise designed to train the Navy and Marine Corps to conduct joint naval operations by exercising a multitude of warfare areas. This year’s exercise focused on demonstrating regional maritime cooperation in a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) response scenario, as a means to develop a multinational maritime task force.
    Carter Hall, a Harpers Ferry class amphibious dock landing ship, is the second amphibious ship to bear this name. Carter Hall was launched October 2, 1993, commissioned September 30, 1995, and made its first deployment to the Mediterranean in April 1997.

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    Date Taken: 11.12.2019
    Date Posted: 11.18.2019 19:37
    Story ID: 351478
    Location: STATEN ISLAND, NY, US 
    Hometown: NEW YORK, NY, US
    Hometown: NORFOLK, VA, US
    Hometown: STATEN ISLAND, NY, US

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