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    • USS Canberra (LCS 30) Commissioning

      Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Canberra (LCS 30) will be ceremoniously commissioned at the Royal Australian Navy's Fleet Base East in Sydney, Australia, on July 22, 2023. The crew will also conduct a namesake visit to the Australian Captial Territory of Canberra on July 23, 2023. USS Canberra’s commissioning is the embodiment of more than 100 years of mateship, and a reminder...

    • USS Carney (DDG 64) Homeport Shift

      USS Carney (DDG 64) sets to join USS Donald Cook (DDG 75), USS Ross (DDG 71), and USS Porter (DDG 78) at NAVSTA Rota, Spain - operating forward in the Europe theater. These ships will continue to operate alongside partners and build critical relationships made possible by being postured forward in Europe, aligning with the CNO's Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower.

    • USS Cole Commemoration

      On the morning of Oct. 12, 2000, USS Cole (DDG 67) was attacked by terrorists while moored for refueling in the Port of Aden, Yemen. Seventeen Sailors lost their lives and 37 more were injured that day. The scheduled commemoration events this year remember and honor the 20th anniversary of the 17 Sailors who were lost from the attack, the Gold Star families, and the crew who so valiantly...


      USS CONSTITUTION, the World’s Oldest Commissioned Warship Afloat and America’s Ship of State, promotes the United States Navy and America's naval heritage through educational outreach, public access and historic demonstrations both in port and underway in Boston Harbor.

    • USS Constitution Names Gun for Navy’s First Female Chief

      BOSTON – USS Constitution named one of their 24-pound long guns “Perfectus,” honoring the Navy’s first female chief petty officer on Sunday, March 21 during a Facebook Live presentation.

      Loretta Perfectus Walsh enlisted in the Navy on March 17, 1917 as part of the Naval Reserve Act of 1916 and was sworn in as the Navy’s first Chief Petty Officer on March 21, 1917.


    • USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121)

      The future USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. is the first ship named in honor of Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Frank E. Petersen Jr., the first African-American Marine Corps aviator and the first African-American Marine Corps officer promoted to brigadier general. When he retired in 1988 after 38 years of service, he was, by date of designation, the senior-ranking aviator in the Marine Corps and the United...

    • USS Gerald R Ford Commissioning

      Please use the contents of this site for all media press kit needs relating to the commissioning ceremony scheduled July 22. Further media questions can be directed to

    • USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Change of Command

      CAPT John J. Cummings will relieve CAPT Richard C.
      McCormack as Commanding Officer, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) during a
      ceremony at the Vista Point Catering and Conference Center on Naval Station
      Norfolk scheduled for 10 August at 1000.