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PHOTOS FROM THE CHAIRMAN’S DINNER – PRESENTATION OF GIFTS

Several contractors made presentations to Captain Gordon and an Admiral gave a gift to the Ship’s Sponsor.

General Dynamics Electric Boat Vice President Kurt Hesche, Virginia Class Program Manager, presented the “back up” bottle that was standing by at the christening.

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Newport News Shipbuilding/Huntington Ingalls Industries Vice President Jim Hughes, Submarine and Fleet Support, presented an entertainment system to the boat.

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Former Fargo, North Dakota resident, Rear Admiral Mike Moe (Ret), Vice President of Business Development and Strategy for Raytheon, presented a plaque on which the names of all of the Commanding Officers for 33 years will be listed.  Vice Chairman Bill Butcher helped handle all of the gifts.

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Fleece jackets were presented to all of the boat’s “plank owners” by Tom Digan, Lockheed Martin Program Manager.

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Captain Gordon displays his fleece “plank owners” jacket.

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Gary Huff, Northrup Grumman Marine Systems, Director of Propulsion and Generation, presented a plaque with several turbine blades.

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North Dakota native Commander Bob Maixner of BAE Systems presented a $1,500 check for the boat’s Morale Welfare and recreation fund.

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President of the Navy League of the United States Jim Offutt presented a tray to Captain Gordon.

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Vice Admiral Mike Connor presented Ship’s Sponsor a gift from the Navy

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Katie Fowler was delighted to receive this gift.

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