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New ship USS Anchorage to be commissioned in namesake city

...maritime roots, the improved warfighting capability Anchorage brings to the fleet will be critical." Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus said in a statement.The ship also can provide humanitarian aid, such as the USS Mesa Verde did when it responded to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-03/new-ship-uss-anchorage-be-commissioned-
State
Panetta assures Afghans of full probe into video

...the public and media worldwide to refrain from rushing to stereotypes," the group said in a statement.Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, the top civilian executive of the Marines and Navy, said it was "appalling and outrageously offensive," and Marine...

http://juneauempire.com/pauline-jelinek/2012-01-13/panetta-assures-afghans-full-
The Navy should name a new warship after Rep. John Murtha - Con: Naming a ship after Murtha denigrates the Navy

...killing innocent Iraqi civilians, yet a Navy landing craft will soon bear his name. On April 23, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced that the newest San Antonio-class LPD ship would be named the USS John P. Murtha. This is great news for...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/073010/opi_688518014.shtml
Opinion
The right place

...should be commissioned in Anchorage if the price is right.Sen. Lisa Murkowski has encouraged Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus to have the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship commissioned in Anchorage, for which it was named.The...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-12-04/right-place
Opinion
The Navy should name a new warship after Rep. John Murtha - Pro: Murtha deserves the honor

...deferments to avoid Vietnam service. Murtha, indeed, was a military hero extraordinaire, as Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus noted on April 15, when he announced the naming of the so-called "gator freighter" for him. A bear of a man, Murtha...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/073010/opi_688518003.shtml
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