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We'll be live tweeting & streaming the commissioning ceremony of USS San Diego this Sat @ 10 am PDT #ClassyLPD

The Navy will commission the newest San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship San Diego during a 10 a.m. PDT ceremony Saturday, May 19, 2012, in San Diego, Calif. The ship is named for the city of San Diego, principal homeport of the Pacific fleet, and honors the people of “America’s Finest City” and its leaders for their continuous support of the military. Three previous ships have carried the name San Diego -- the armored cruiser named in 1914, the World War II-era cruiser commissioned in 1942 and the combat stores ship commissioned in 1969. Adm. Mark Ferguson, vice chief of naval operations, will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Additional remarks will be given by Jerry Sanders, mayor, City of San Diego; Sean J. Stackley, assistant secretary of the Navy (research, development and acquisition); Vice Adm. Richard W. Hunt, commander Naval Surface Forces; Ma...

Full article: http://www.defense.gov/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=15287

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