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Navy sub Illinois christened by Michelle Obama

Story Courtesy Kori Rumore, Rick Tuma and Tribune wire reports (Chicago Tribune) First lady Michelle Obama christened a Navy submarine at a Connecticut shipyard, taking three whacks to break a bottle of champagne against the hull of the USS Illinois and … Continue reading

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USS Little Rock Christening

Story courtesy of Jacksonville.com The USS Little Rock rolled into the waters of the Menominee River Saturday morning from Lockheed-Martin’s Marinette, Wis., plant. As the first of eight littoral combat ships currently slated to be docked at Mayport Naval Station … Continue reading

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Dr. Jill Biden Sponsors and Christens the USS Gabrielle Giffords

Original Story Courtesy White House By James Gleeson On Saturday in Mobile, Alabama, Dr. Jill Biden took part in the christening ceremony for the USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10). The ship is named after former Congresswoman and Navy spouse Gabby … Continue reading

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Austal Celebrates Christening Of Manchester (LCS 14)

Story Courtesy Austal USA/General Dynamics MOBILE, Ala. – Austal officials joined ship sponsor U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen and many distinguished guests in celebrating the christening of the nation’s 14th littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Manchester, here Saturday, May … Continue reading

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Susie Buffett Christen USS Omaha

Story courtesy WPMI/UTV44 MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) – On Saturday, Austal USA delivered the Navy’s latest littoral combat ship at its shipyard in downtown Mobile. Despite the talk of cutbacks, the mood downtown was upbeat as local leaders vow to fight … Continue reading

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USS Jackson Commissioned

Original article courtesy of Navy.mil By MC2 Kathleen L. Church GULFPORT, Miss. (NNS) — The crew of USS Jackson (LCS 6) ushered in a new era in naval warfare, Dec. 5, as the ship was brought to life before a … Continue reading

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Navy Commissions Littoral Combat Ship USS Milwaukee

Article originally appeared on the Lockheed Martin website MILWAUKEE, Wis., Nov. 21, 2015 – The U.S. Navy commissioned the nation’s fifth Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) – USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) – in Milwaukee today, officially placing the ship designed and … Continue reading

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First Lady Michelle Obama Christens USS Illinois

Original story taken from The Chicago Tribune/Associated Press October 10, 2015 First lady Michelle Obama christened a Navy submarine at a Connecticut shipyard, taking three whacks to break a bottle of champagne against the hull of the USS Illinois and … Continue reading

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Rosa Peralta Christenings USS Rafael Peralta at Maine Shipyard

Story Originally appeared via The Marine Times BATH, Maine — First in English, then in Spanish, the mother of a fallen Marine who shielded his comrades from an insurgent’s grenade christened a new Navy destroyer in his honor. Rosa Peralta asked God to bless … Continue reading

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USS John Warner (SSN 785) Commissioned in Norfolk

Original post taken from the Naval Historical Foundation The newest addition to the U.S. Navy’s submarine fleet is a formidable one. At 377 feet in length, the newest Virginia-class submarine gives the kind of multi-mission flexibility necessary for a strong … Continue reading

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