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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 3:46:16 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.

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


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.
1 posted on 02/22/2012 3:54:34 AM PST by Islander7
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To: Islander7

Eternal Father, Strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bid’st the mighty Ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
O hear us when we cry to thee,
for those in peril on the sea...


2 posted on 02/22/2012 4:18:03 AM PST by BigCinBigD
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LET'S PUT THIS THING IN OVERDRIVE,
AND BRING THIS FREEPATHON HOME!



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3 posted on 02/22/2012 4:56:05 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: Islander7

4 posted on 02/22/2012 6:00:32 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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To: Islander7

That photo is something one doesn’t see very often: a dusty submarine... ‘-)


5 posted on 02/22/2012 8:48:13 AM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: WKB; wardaddy; Pathdoc; olemisspatriot; dixiebelle; Downsouth55; Michael; houeto; Knight; ...

Magnolia State Ping!


6 posted on 02/22/2012 1:06:43 PM PST 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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To: Islander7

Thanks for the ping sir. I hope to be there.


7 posted on 02/22/2012 1:39:31 PM PST by houeto (Mitt Romney - A Whiter Shade of FAIL)
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To: Islander7

Oh Man! Just think if we could have built those things back in 1862. Lincoln would have had to sue for peace.


8 posted on 02/22/2012 6:41:08 PM PST by oyez
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To: Islander7

Awesome! Beautiful ship!

I believe my heartfelt sympathies are in order. But, maybe not.

Humongous gas prices in paradise...tough decision. ;o)


9 posted on 02/23/2012 12:20:15 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: Islander7
"Go, Mississippi, keep rolling along.
Go, Mississippi, you cannot go wrong.
Go, Mississippi, we're singing your song.
M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I!"
10 posted on 02/23/2012 11:15:21 AM PST by SuziQ
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