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USS Wichita (LCS 13) Commissioning Ceremony

The future littoral combat ship USS Wichita (LCS 13) conducts acceptance trials in Lake Michigan, July 11, 2018, which are the last significant milestone before a ship is delivered to the Navy. LCS-13 is a fast, agile, focused-mission platform designed for operation in near-shore environments as well as the open-ocean. It is designed to defeat asymmetric threats such as mines, quiet diesel submarines and fast surface craft. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin/Released)

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the January 12 commissioning of the Navy’s newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, the future USS Wichita (LCS 13). Live video from Naval Station Mayport, Florida, is scheduled to begin 10 a.m. (EST). The future USS Wichita is the third naval vessel to honor Kansas’s largest …

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State Funeral of Former President George H.W. Bush

Former President George H.W. Bush will be honored with a state funeral at the Washington National Cathedral, Dec. 5, 2018. Among America’s few seafaring presidents, Bush passed away Nov. 30 at his Houston, Texas home at the age of 94. Live video is scheduled to begin 11 a.m. (EST) Bush enlisted …

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USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) Commissioning Ceremony

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the December 1 commissioning of the Navy’s newest guided-missile destroyer, USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116). Live video from Flynn Cruiseport in Boston is scheduled to begin 10 a.m. (EST). The future USS Thomas Hudner honors naval aviator and Medal of Honor recipient Capt. Thomas J. …

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USS Sioux City (LCS 11) Commissioning Ceremony

USS Sioux City Commissioning

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the Nov. 17 commissioning of the Navy’s newest littoral combat ship, USS Sioux City (LCS 11). Live video from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, is scheduled to begin 9 a.m. (EST). “USS Sioux City represents an investment in readiness and lethality, and …

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