Sunday, June 11, 2017

USN commissions LCS USS Gabrielle Giffords

USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10), the Navy's newest littoral combat ship (LCS), was brought to life by her crew before a crowd of nearly 2,500 guests at Pier 21 at the Port of Galveston, Jun. 10th. Adm. W. Moran, Vice Chief of Naval Operations, delivered the ceremony's principal address before officially commissioning the ship into service.  Following the commissioning, Dr. J. Biden, the ship's sponsor and wife of former Vice President J. Biden, gave the time-honored Navy tradition of ordering the crew to "man our ship and bring her to life!" (Source: U.S. Navy, 10-Jun-2017)