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USS Colorado (SSN 788) Commissioned

(This article originally appeared courtesy U.S. Navy) By Commander, Submarine Forces Public Affairs GROTON, Conn. (NNS) — Colorado is the first submarine to bear the name and third vessel to be named for the state and was brought to life … Continue reading

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USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) Commissioned

(This article originally appeared courtesy Charleston Post and Courier) By Gregory Yee (Post and Courier) U.S. Sen. Tim Scott stood atop the deck of the massive gray warship docked in Charleston Harbor on Saturday morning and asked members of the … Continue reading

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USS Omaha (LCS 12) Commissioning

This article originally appeared in the Omaha News Herald, 6 February 2018. By Steve Liewer and Maggie O’Brien (Omaha News Herald) SAN DIEGO — “Man our ship, and bring her to life!” Those words, shouted by ship sponsor Susie Buffett, … Continue reading

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USS Little Rock (LCS 9) Commissioning

By Ensign Samantha Robbins, USS Little Rock (LCS 9) Public Affairs  (Originally published on Navy.mil website, 18 Dec. 2017) BUFFALO, N.Y. (NNS) — The Blue crew of Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, USS Little Rock (LCS 9) proudly delivered their ship … Continue reading

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USS Omaha (LCS 12) Commissioned

(This article originally appeared courtesy U.S. Navy) By Petter Officer 1st Class Melissa Russell SAN DIEGO (Feb. 3, 2018) – The littoral combat ship USS Omaha (LCS 12) became the newest member of the Navy’s surface fleet after being placed … Continue reading

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USS Little Rock (LCS 9) Commissioned

(This article originally appeared courtesy of USNI) By Ben Werner A commissioning ceremony was held in Buffalo, N.Y. today for USS Little Rock (LCS-9), the latest Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship. The ceremony was held next to the museum ship, the decommissioned USS Little … Continue reading

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USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) Commissioned in San Diego

(This article originally appeared courtesy of U.S. Navy/Phil Ladoucuer, Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class) The Navy’s newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) was commissioned in a ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island, July 29. The … Continue reading

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USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Commissioned

(This article originally appeared on Navy.mil) By Ens. Corey Todd Jones NORFOLK (NNS) — President Donald J. Trump commissioned the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) at a commissioning ceremony July 22. A commissioning is a day of … Continue reading

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USS John Finn (DDG 113) Commissioning

(This article originally appeared courtesy of U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jeff Troutman, Navy Public Affairs Support Element West Det. Hawaii) One of the Navy’s newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, USS John Finn (DDG 113), was brought to life … 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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