US’s Navy to commission guided-missile destroyer Daniel Inouye

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WASHINGTON DC: The Navy will commission the future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118), an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, during a 10:00 a.m. (HST) ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickham, Dec. 8.
The future USS Daniel Inouye is named in honor of the late U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, who served as a Hawaii representative in the Senate from 1963 until he died in 2012.
The Honorable Carlos Del Toro, Secretary of the Navy, will deliver the keynote address at the ceremony. Remarks will also be provided by The Honorable David Ige, Governor of Hawaii; The Honorable Kaiali’i Kahele, U.S. Representative, Hawaii’s 2nd District; The Honorable Rick Blangiardi, Mayor of Honolulu; Adm. Samuel Paparo, Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet; Mr. Ken Inouye, Sen. Inouye’s son; and Mr. Ed Kenyon, Director of New Construction Programs, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works.

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