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U.S.S. SIOUX CITY TO BE COMMISSIONED NOVEMBER 17TH (Update)

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Updated 4:05pm 8/23/18

THE LONG ANTICIPATED COMMISSIONING OF THE U.S.S. SIOUX CITY HAS BEEN SET.

REAR ADMIRAL FRANK THORP, THE HEAD OF THE COMMISSIONING COMMITTEE, SAYS THE LITTORAL COMBAT SHIP WILL BE COMMISSIONED NOVEMBER 17TH AT THE U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY IN ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND;

OC………OFF AND RUNNING. ;12

ANNAPOLIS MAYOR GAVIN BUCKLEY SAYS HIS CITY WILL BE READY TO WELCOME THE SIOUX CITY AND OUR LOCAL RESIDENTS TO THE CEREMONIES:

OC……….STANDS FOR. :14

MAYOR BOB SCOTT SAYS THE CITY WILL CONTINUE TO EMBRACE THE SHIP LONG AFTER THE COMMISSIONING TAKES PLACE;

OC……..30 YEARS. ;21

ADMIRAL THORP SAYS FUNDRAISING EFFORTS FOR THE COMMISSIONING WILL CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 86 DAYS:

OC……….LIFE OF THE SHIP. ;22

MORE THAN 5000 PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND THE CEREMONY.

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Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy Vice Adm. Walter E. Carter Jr., Rear Adm. (retired) Frank Thorp, Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley, Mayor Bob Scott, Cdr. Randy Malone, Cdr. Kevin O’Brien.

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THE LONG ANTICIPATED COMMISSIONING OF THE U.S.S. SIOUX CITY HAS BEEN SET.

THE U.S. NAVY HAS ANNOUNCED THE LITTORAL COMBAT SHIP WILL BE COMMISSIONED NOVEMBER 17TH AT THE U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY IN ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND.

MORE THAN 5000 PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND THE CEREMONY.

A CITY NEWS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCING MORE DETAILS WILL BE HELD LATER THIS AFTERNOON.

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