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U.S.S. SIOUX CITY HEADS FOR FLORIDA BASE (UPDATE)

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THE U.S.S. SIOUX CITY IS OFFICIALLY READY FOR DUTY.

THE LITTORAL COMBAT SHIP WAS COMMISSIONED SATURDAY IN CEREMONIES AT THE U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY IN ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND.

MARY WINNEFELD, THE SHIP’S SPONSOR, GAVE THE TRADITIONAL FIRST ORDER FOR THE CREW TO MAN THE SHIP:

OC………SFX OUT. ;11

THE CREW BOARDED THE VESSEL TO BE COMMANDED BY RANDY MALONE, WHO PAID TRIBUTE TO HIS SHIP’S NAMESAKE CITY:

OC…………NEW FRONTIERS. :19

IOWA SENATOR JONI ERNST DELIVER THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS OF THE CEREMONIES:

OC…………ACCOMPLISH A MISSION. ;18

OVER 500 SIOUXLAND RESIDENTS MADE THE TRIP TO ANNAPOLIS FOR THE COMMISSIONING OF THE WARSHIP.

THE U.S.S. SIOUX CITY LEFT ANNAPOLIS SUNDAY MORNING, HEADED FOR IT’S NEW HOME BASE AT NAVAL STATION MAYPORT, FLORIDA.

Photos courtesy Lockheed Martin