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New license plate to celebrate U.S. Navy service

Coming on the 247th anniversary of the establishment of the U.S. Navy, the Virginia Department of Transportation on Oct. 13 announced a new specialty license plate honoring those who are currently serving, or have served, in the Navy. The plate...

Arlington native helps carry on tradition of Seabees

by ALVIN PLEXICO, U.S. Navy Office of Community Outreach GULFPORT, Miss. – Since 1942, sailors assigned to the U.S. Navy’s Construction Force have been building and fighting around the world. Petty Officer 1st Class Rosa Troxell – an Arlington native...

CARE packages from Arlington dispatched to namesake ship

Sailors and Marines aboard the U.S. Navy’s USS Arlington recently received CARE packages – totaling more than 500 pounds – due to a local effort. The initiative was conceived by the USS Arlington Community Alliance, which has supported the ship...

Former USS Arlington commander garners accolades

He has moved on to command the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford, but on July 19, U.S. Navy Capt. Paul Lanzilotta was honored for his service as commanding officer of the USS Arlington. Del. Patrick Hope and Kevin Reardon...

Sub commander with local roots lauded for leadership

The Blue crew of the Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Ohio (SSGN 726) held a change-of-command ceremony onboard Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, Wash., on Feb. 17.

Former USS Arlington skipper praises namesake community

The U.S. Navy officer who until last month commanded the USS Arlington says the relationship between the ship and its namesake community is strong. “It’s wonderful having that connection – it energizes the crew. We talk about the community that...

New commanding officer takes helm of USS Arlington

U.S. Navy Capt. Eric Kellum relieved Capt. Christopher “Chowdah” Hill as commanding officer of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) Aug. 6, during an underway change of command ceremony in the Atlantic Ocean.
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