The Navy commissions the newest class of Destroyer, USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000)!
 
By Instructor (INST) Cecilia Hu
October 15, 2016
 

DDG 1000 is the lead ship of a class of next-generation multi-mission surface combatants and is named for Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt, former chief of naval operations. A veteran of World War II as well as the conflicts in Korea and Vietnam, Zumwalt exemplified honor, courage, and commitment during 32 years of dedicated naval service, earning a Bronze Star with Valor for his actions during the Battle of Leyte Gulf.

Mooberry's Cadets Clay, Baker, Gibson, and Traore were present to volunteer at this historical commissioning ceremony and were ambassadors for the Sea Cadet program.

See USS Zumwalt in action!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST_gpsdTaZI
Learn more about Admiral Zumwalt: http://www.navy.mil/ah_online/deptStory.asp?dep=8&id=80273

Photographs from the Commissioning ceremony are available in the Photo Gallery!

 
Hyperlinks: http://navylive.dodlive.mil/2016/10/14/uss-zumwalt-ddg-1000-commissioning/
http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=97195