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USS New York Sailors Judge School Invention Convention

Hospital Corpsman Danielle Tannous and Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Thionta Buckner from amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) reads to a group of students at the Jacksonville Beach Elementary (JBE) School Invention Convention. Photo by MC3 Angus Beckles

By MC3 Angus Beckles USS New York Public Affairs A group of 13 Sailors from the amphibious transport dock USS New York (LPD 21) judged a number of projects and inventions at Jacksonville Beach Elementary School’s Invention Convention recently. The judging is New York’s first event as part of its Adopt-A-School Program as part of […]

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USS Somerset commissioned as Flight 93 tribute

Crew members line the rails during a commissioning ceremony for the USS Somerset (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)

By Sean Carlin Associated Press A new U.S. Navy ship named to honor 40 passengers and crew killed when their hijacked United Airlines flight crashed as they fought with terrorists during the September 11 attacks was put into service in Philadelphia Saturday. The USS Somerset is named for the southwestern Pennsylvania county where Flight 93 crashed. […]

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USS Somerset arrives in Philadelphia

The USS Somerset's hangar door bears the motto “Let’s roll,” words uttered by Flight 93 passenger Todd Beamer. Matt Rourke

Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — A Navy ship named for the 9/11 attack site in Somerset County has arrived in Philadelphia for its commissioning ceremony. The USS Somerset moved up the Delaware River on Friday. It’s christened for the county where a hijacked airliner, United Airlines Flight 93, crashed after passengers [and crew] stormed the cockpit.

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