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It's not just Memorial Day weekend its fleet week here in New York what a good time to talk about one of America's most beloved ships named after the famous war the USS Iwo jima provides.
Our military with the ability to embark deployed and -- elements of the Marines and navy across the world recently had a chance to.
Get on an MH 53 helicopter.
Fly out to the what you might get a behind the scenes to work take a look.
On the flight -- This 844 feet long about a 112 feet wide the eulogy was designed to put Marines -- sure.
Anywhere in the world.
What we advertise at about seven.
Days during those seven days the -- food staff is hard at work serving a prepackaged meals to nearly 2000 US troops on the menu.
Anything from taco day.
To their faith.
I think the crowd -- that on -- -- someone says it's it's crisper it's freestanding units turned ever so since he.
-- -- -- -- -- So after -- -- those days it -- narrow hallways and that you would humor required you.
So we're gonna go into the gym.
And sweat off a few calories.
And the significant find somebody to do some push -- -- -- -- want to stuff slackened.
That have come overnight -- you have dude it.
With all due respect to the young sailors this is the true guns kill it's the upper vehicle deck where all of the combat equipment like this.
How -- -- is stored.
As they say here on that you -- -- it's where the rubber meets the road.
-- -- -- -- -- -- Very tough very brave and he's one you know boy they go by for our country.
The floating city if -- -- human includes a post offices -- barbershop a hospital with enough for 600 patients and even my biggest fear.
The dentist -- we can do just about any thing.
That that civilian hospital.
Or dental clinic and you ultimately they all wind down in the sleeping quarters like their hair -- They keep them high and tight six and a half foot long beds 200 -- And this might be the tightest quarters of all even more -- lieutenant.
This is the berthing area.
With the troops leave adding to the difficulty of life -- seat for an average of seven months is the co existence of both the navy.
All aboard one of the world's finest warships there's always a little bitter rivalry and that's always -- and then.
We never forget as Marines that we are department of the navy we just happen to be -- to -- I don't that's good common jab at the Marines use against the maybe there -- very.
Than present rivalry between them Marines and a navy now they're very clear to put on this is the navy ship.
But right they're both aboard this -- there's a little bit of a heated rivalry but they respect one another and they work with each other and they made great sacrifices for.
It's funny to hear the back and forth and you -- throughout history of course Stephen -- a great catalogue world citizen soldiers over the years and looking back at -- some of the way in which the army would -- on -- -- my brother was in the navy and navy -- my dad was you know in the army and so this sort of back and forth an army navy game of course they -- that rivalry you know.
It's good fun and hey guys I even found after hours and hours of searching a role for Clayton Powell board the USS new team I didn't think there is a place for for -- in the military but I found it.
If we have this video this is -- there's this remote control device.
That searches for explosive devices underneath vehicles that can search out land mines and basically there's a guy -- considered the little remote.
It goes back and forth and.
Need just that's all it does that's great deal engadget get.
Yeah but couldn't you have a -- my friends so that some control the little remote control car that's.
Nintendo in the military has actually some etc.
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