Hailed as the “World’s Mightiest Warship” with a motto of "Our Liberties We Prize, Our Rights We Will Maintain," the USS Iowa BB-61 was launched into service August, 1942. A year later she saw her first war patrol in the North Atlantic where she helped neutralize the threat posed by the German battleship “Tirpitz Watch” in Norwegian waters. The first firing of her weapons in combat took place February 1944 on the Japanese naval base at Truk in Caroline Islands, and her first shore bombardment took place a month later against Mili Atoll in the Marshall Islands.
Perhaps best known as the "Battleship of Presidents," her nickname during WWII and the Korean War was the “Mighty I,” and she became the “Big Stick” in reference to President Teddy Roosevelt’s advice to “Speak softly and carry a big stick” during the Cold War.
This photo is of the USS Iowa’s final journey down the main Los Angeles channel on June 9, 2012, to her permanent home at the Port of Los Angeles, Berth 87, in San Pedro, CA. Today, she stands as a proud tribute to the men and women in the US Armed Forces who have served their country and served on her decks.
Saturday, August 18th.
Registration & Info at @competitioncorner.@ussbattleseries#ussbattleseries@battleshipiowa@newbalance#frogfitness@highcomarmor@fitzness@marpofitness#trxfitnes@fitaid@californiafirefit@bb61vets
Get ready to experience a fitness competition aboard the @battleshipiowa that will showcase what it takes to handle some of the toughest and most dangerous work our military and first responders perform every day. This @ussbattleseries event is an exceptional opportunity to support a great cause and get in a great workout on the USS Iowa Battleship. Proceeds from the event benefit military and first responder organizations and charities. 2 member teams male & female active duty first responders, civilians, and masters division 40＋. Free register if you use the following code: "4others"
Registration at @competitioncorner.
3 581:30 AM Aug 10, 2018
@ashearer310 . . . the man behind the scenes making things happen for the Powerlifting crew at @socal_powerlifting on Sunday! Oh, you may want to keep a pair of goggles handy for when he gets going with the chalk!
1 653:00 PM Aug 8, 2018
All in a days work!
7 8211:15 PM Aug 6, 2018
The @ussbattleseries is a non-profit organization that will be hosting an unique fitness competition aboard the @battleshipiowa on August 18th. The Iowa Class Battleships have not just been a part of history – having fought in four major US wars, they are the history!
This event is an exceptional opportunity to support a great cause and get in a great workout on the USS Iowa Battleship. Proceeds from the event will benefit Captain Dave Rosa of the LBFD who was recently killed in the line of duty.
Please DM me for a code to register free if you're interested.
Register at @competitioncorner.
2 376:00 PM Aug 6, 2018
Some of the Code 3 Bad-Assery that’s going to be making an appearance at the SoCal Powerlifting this coming Sunday August 5th in Newport Beach. The action starts at 9AM.
AM Session goes from 9-1 for female lifters.
PM session goes from 1:30-6 for male lifters.