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USS Billings Commissioning

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the August 3, 2019, commissioning of the Navy’s newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Billings (LCS 15). Live video from Key West, Florida, is scheduled to begin 10 a.m. (EST). [dciframe]https://www.dvidshub.net/webcast/embed/20808,625.px,375px[/dciframe] “The future USS Billings and her crew will play …

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Tripoli: Then and Now

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (May 1, 2017) The future USS Tripoli (LHA 7) is launched at Huntington Ingalls Industries. Tripoli was successfully launched after the dry-dock was flooded to allow it to float off for the first time. Tripoli incorporates an enlarged hangar deck, enhanced maintenance facilities, increased fuel capacity and additional storerooms to provide the fleet with a platform optimized for aviation capabilities. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

By Capt. Kevin P. Meyers Commanding officer, PCU Tripoli Having just passed the 30-year mark of service to this great Navy, I have seen quite a bit of history and experienced many memorable events. There are moments which give you pause, due to their timelessness and their place in our …

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USS Detroit (LCS 7) Joins Navy’s Fleet

DETROIT (Oct. 22, 2016) The crew of the Navy's newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, USS Detroit (LCS 7) brings the ship to life during a commissioning ceremony. LCS-7 is the sixth U.S. ship named in honor of city of Detroit. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin/Released)

Welcome to the U.S. Navy’s fleet, USS Detroit (LCS 7)! [dciframe]https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fwxyzdetroit%2Fvideos%2F10153861665911135&width=618&show_text=false&appId=472077692991648&height=412,618px,412px[/dciframe] Our newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship was commissioned during a ceremony Oct. 22, 2016, on the waterfront of the ship’s namesake city.   “This ship represents so much. It represents the city of Detroit, the motor city. It represents the highly-skilled …

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