Wednesday, November 9, 2016

SECNAV Ray Mabus Announces Two Ship Names

In a ceremony Nov. 9, at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced that the Arleigh Burke—class destroyer, DDG 121, will be named Frank E. Petersen Jr., in honor of the Marine Corps lieutenant general who was the first African—American Marine Corps aviator. In addition, the name of the next America—class amphibious assault ship will be USS Bougainville (LHA 8).

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