Stories tagged with: United States Navy

January 31, 2014 - 1:01pm
29 weeks 5 days ago

The United States Navy will honor a New Concord native at a special ceremony on Saturday.

The Navy will christen their newest Mobile Landing Platform the John Glenn after the famous astronaut.

A Navy spokesperson said that the 786 feet long ship will usher in a new age of the Navy and Marine Corps operations.

The ship will leverage float on/float off technology allowing the John Glenn to partially submerge, to allow for easy movement of cargo and craft. The ship has 25,000...

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