These photos were taken by Chief Petty Officer Sabrina Parker of Vice Admiral Connor’s staff.  They are used by permission of the US Navy.

The Navy band played before the ceremony.

2894 Band

Part of the crowd of more than 2,000 on the pier.

3070 Crowd on the pier

More of the crowd on this great fall day.

3024 Pier south

Admiral Greenert, the Chief of Naval Operations, was the main speaker.

3010 Greenert

Captain Doug Gordon takes command of his boat!

3023 Doug in command

At the command of Katie Fowler to “Man our ship!” the crew ran on board.

3035 Manning the boat

The boat is manned!

3051 Boat manned

Officers salute on the gangway.

3047 Sailors salute

The commissioning pennant was unfurled.

3016 Pennant

Paul Stanton of the Commissioning Support Team coordinated the entire ceremony.

3080 Paul Stanton



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