The USS Iwo Jima has a ships crew of approx. 1100, with a detachment of approx. 1800 US Marines. THe USS New York and the USS Fort McHenry have crews of approx 400; approx.1200 Marines aboard USS New York, approx. 550 aboard USS Fort McHenry. However, those Marines will more than likely remain stationed where they are, just as aircraft carrier airwings are generally located in areas other than the ships homeport. Long term, it would make sense, from a logistics standpoint, to have the Marines stationed here. But probably cost prohibitive. Either way, the combined ships crew totals are equal to what we would gain locally from one aircraft carrier. So a definite win for the community.