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Change-of-Command Ceremony Marks Transition Aboard USS Arlington

U.S. Navy Cmdr. Darren Nelson (left) was succeeded by Cmdr. Gregory Baker as commander of the USS Arlington during change-of-command ceremonies earlier this month. (Photo Jim Pebley)

Sun Gazette A Feb. 7 change-of-command ceremony marked the transition from the inaugural commander of the USS Arlington to his successor. In ceremonies held in Norfolk, U.S. Navy Cmdr. Darren Nelson was succeeded by Cmdr. Gregory Baker. Nelson commanded the USS Arlington even before the ship was commissioned last April. He served as a public […]

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Johnstown native on USS Somerset crew

Matthew Konchan, who will serve aboard the USS Somerset, visits Johnstown, his hometown, with his wife, Jenny, their newborn twins, Michael and Isabella, and son Jacob. Submitted

By Mary Pickels Tribune-Review When the USS Somerset is commissioned on March 1, Johnstown native Matthew Konchan will be a “plank owner,” the name given to a ship’s first crew. Konchan, 33, will be on deck for the commissioning ceremony, when the ship will be “brought to life” at Philadelphia’s Penn’s Landing. The ship commemorates […]

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USS Somerset: Pa. bound for March 1 commissioning

USS Somerset

By Dave Suter Johnstown Tribune-Democrat The Cumberland Times-News SOMERSET, Pa. — The USS Somerset is finally Pennsylvania bound. It departed Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard in Avondale, La., on Monday. The $1.2 billion, 684-foot-long San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock is expected to pass through the Gulf of Mexico and along the Eastern Seaboard before reaching the […]

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