Friday, January 25, 2008

The USS GEORGIA is coming home!

Carroll County's USS Georgia Flag Ceremony took place today, Friday, January 25, 2008, at the Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park. Pictured from left to right: Chairman Carroll County Commissioners Bill Chappell, District 3 Commissioner Bill Head, Petty Officer II Eric Bell, Executive Director Chattahoochee-Flint Regional Development Center, Navy League Steve Adams.

The 560 foot trident submarine will be stationed at the naval submarine base at Kings Bay. The ship has been retrofitted to accommodate tomahawk missiles with enough room for a special operations platform. The conversion happened over the last two years in Norfolk, Virginia. The Return to Service Committee led the effort to have the ship stationed in Kings Bay, Georgia. To commemorate the return of the USS Georgia, all of the State's 159 counties are signing an official log entry that will become a permanent part of the ship's records. Georgia's Regional Development Centers are coordinating the commemoration.

1 Comments:

At January 25, 2008 at 1:23 PM , Blogger March said...

:)

 

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