Category Archives: Commissioning

USS Indianapolis (LCS 17) Commissioning Ceremony

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of USS Indianapolis’ (LCS 17) commissioning ceremony. Live video from the Oct. 26 ceremony in Burns Harbor, Indiana, is scheduled to begin 10 a.m. local time (CDT). The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) is a fast, agile, focused-mission platform designed for operation in near-shore environments as well as open-ocean …

USS Cincinnati (LCS 20) Commissioning

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of USS Cincinnati (LCS 20)’s commissioning ceremony. The principal speaker will be Rep. Brad Wenstrup of Ohio. Former Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will serve as the ship’s sponsor. Senior military representative at the ceremony will be Adm. James Foggo III, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa and commander, Allied …

USS Billings Commissioning

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the August 3, 2019, commissioning of the Navy’s newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Billings (LCS 15). Live video from Key West, Florida, is scheduled to begin 10 a.m. (EST). “The future USS Billings and her crew will play an important role in the defense …