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Commander prepares for sub commissioning in Pascagoula (USS Mississippi)
Sun Herald ^ | Feb 22, 2012 | By MARY PEREZ

Posted on 02/22/2012 3:31:12 AM PST by Islander7

PASCAGOULA -- Navy Capt. John McGrath spent three days this week meeting with officials in Mississippi in preparation for the June 2 commissioning of the USS Mississippi submarine in Pascagoula.

The commanding officer of the pre-commissioning unit, McGrath was scheduled to meet with Pascagoula Mayor Robbie Maxwell, the Mississippi Commissioning Committee and NROTC units and faculty from the University of Mississippi and University of Memphis, according to the Navy.

The commissioning of the $2 billion submarine was moved to Pascagoula after the Navy had concerns about the channel depth in Gulfport.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: military; mississippi; navy
“When we commission Mississippi, she will join the others in the Virginia class in accomplishing the incredibly wide variety of missions we ask of our modern submarines,” he said at the event.

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2 posted on 02/22/2012 6:00:29 AM PST by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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