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Northrop to christen (USS) Arlington on Saturday (in Pascagoula)
Sun Herald ^ | March 22, 2011 | Staff

Posted on 03/22/2011 9:42:04 PM PDT by Islander7

PASCAGOULA -- The Northrop Grumman-built amphibious transport dock ship Arlington will be christened on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the company’s shipyard in Pascagoula.

The ship is named for the city of Arlington, Va., in honor of the 184 people who died when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. The company said the ship also honors the military and civilian employees, emergency, fire and rescue personnel of Arlington County who provided assistance after the attack.

The ship’s sponsor is Joyce Rumsfeld, wife of former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Arlington County Fire Chief James Schwartz will deliver the principal address.

(Excerpt) Read more at sunherald.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: arlington; military; mississippi; navy; pascagoula; ussarlington; wot
The LPD 17-class ships are 684 feet long and 105 feet wide.
1 posted on 03/22/2011 9:42:07 PM PDT by Islander7
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To: WKB; wardaddy; Pathdoc; olemisspatriot; dixiebelle; Downsouth55; Michael Knight; ejonesie22; ...

Magnolia State Ping!


2 posted on 03/22/2011 9:43:01 PM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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I’ll have to see if my little sister was involved in the shakedown cruise on this one!


3 posted on 03/24/2011 8:17:06 PM PDT by SuziQ
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