Carrier Landing Practice On Iwo Jima
The attached picture was taken during our last day of carrier landing practice on Iwo Jima, 15 Janauary 2003. The flag flying proudly atop Mt Suribachi and adjacent to the American Memorial is “Old Glory,” the very same “Old Glory” that has been touring America’s Freedom Road since 1999.
Leading the division of VF-154 Tomcats is the Commanding Officer, CDR James H. Flatley, IV. We head back to NAF Atsugi tommorow for carrier qualifications aboard KITTY HAWK, then await subesequent tasking.