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Senator Hassan Statement on USS Manchester Commissioning

PORTSMOUTH – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement today after participating in the commissioning of the Navy’s latest Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the USS Manchester (LCS 14):

“The commissioning of the USS Manchester is a great honor for our state, the city of Manchester, and all of the New Hampshire men and women who have bravely served in our armed forces. I commend my colleague Senator Jeanne Shaheen for her years of work to help make this commissioning happen. As the USS Manchester officially joins the operating forces of the United States Navy today, the ship – and all the brave men and women aboard it – will play a vital role in keeping our nation safe, secure, and free. We must continue working to build an even stronger United States of America that is ever worthy of their service, and I will also keep working to ensure that all of our service members, veterans, and their families have the support and resources they deserve and have earned.”