Vice Adm. Kitchener said the LCS is a useful tool in the Pacific, where the Navy is focused on littoral operations.
Another Navy ship will be named in honor of George Washington's six original frigates.
The Navy's next frigate will carry a lot of history in its name.
The frigate is an important part of the Navy's plan to position itself for future fights.
LCS 23 is slated to become the USS Cooperstown, the latest in a growing fleet of littoral craft at Mayport.
The Navy's newest LCS is one step closer to its Mayport dock after the future USS St. Louis was officially delivered.
The National Defense Authorization Act signed last week prevents the service from funding more LCSs.
In recent months, the U.S. military has stepped up its freedom of navigation operations in the region.
More than 12,000 people total are estimated to have attended the commissioning .
Four survivors of the ship's namesake that sunk during World War II attended Saturday's ceremony.
Robert Morris Levy was fired from the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks in Fayetteville in April 2018.
He was arrested in April 2020. A grand jury indicted him a month later.
A special panel, made up primarily of female soldiers, reviewed recommendations from the field on female soldiers' needs.
Guard members told the outlets they felt betrayed after they were forced to leave the U.S. Capitol during their breaks
Sikorsky and Boeing Co. unveiled the helicopter they're proposing to be the U.S. Army's Future Long Range Assault Aircraft.