USA: Secretary of the Navy Announces Names of Two LCS

first_img View post tag: Naval Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today that the next two Freedom-class littoral combat ships (LCS) to be built in Alabama will be named the USS Jackson and the USS Montgomery.These two ships are part of a dual block buy of LCS class ships announced by Mabus in December 2010.  By procuring both versions of the LCS — Lockheed Martin’s semiplaning monohull and General Dynamic’s aluminum trimaran — the Navy can stabilize the LCS program and the industrial base with an award of 20 ships; increase ship procurement rate to support operational requirements; sustain competition through the program; and enhance foreign military sales opportunities.  Both designs meet the Navy’s LCS requirement.  However, the diversity provided by two designs provides operational flexibility.The selection of Jackson, designated LCS 6, honors the great state capitol Jackson, Miss.  This is the first ship to bear the city’s name.The selection of Montgomery, the capitol of Alabama, designated LCS 8, honors Montgomery, Ala.  This is the second ship to bear the city’s name.Jackson and Montgomery will be designed to defeat growing littoral threats and provide access and dominance in the coastal waters.  A fast, agile surface combatant, the LCS provides the required war fighting capabilities and operational flexibility to execute focused missions close to the shore such as mine warfare, anti-submarine warfare and surface warfare.Jackson and Montgomery will be 419 feet in length, have a waterline beam of 103 feet, displace approximately 3,000 tons, and will make speed in excess of 40 knots.Construction of Jackson and Montgomery will be by Austal Shipbuilding in Mobile, Ala.(defense)[mappress]Source: defense,March 28, 2011; Industry news March 28, 2011 USA: Secretary of the Navy Announces Names of Two LCS View post tag: Secretary View post tag: usa View post tag: LCS Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Secretary of the Navy Announces Names of Two LCS View post tag: names View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Announces View post tag: Navy View post tag: two Share this articlelast_img read more

GoFundMe Page To Help Fulfill Steve Sexton’s Wish To Send Underprivileged Kid To College

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare GoFundMe Page To Help Fulfill Steve Sexton’s Wish To Send Underprivileged Kid To CollegeFor those wanting to know about a memorial gift in honor of long-time racetrack and sports executive Steve Sexton:The Sexton family says Steve made a “bucket” list in 2009. One high on the list was sending to college an underprivileged kid who otherwise would not be able to attend. A GoFundMe page (link below) has been created to help the family fulfill Steve’s wish. family asks that those who worked with or knew Steve to please share on social media and help spread the word.Sexton’s long career in horse racing included serving as president of Churchill Downs Race Track and Arlington Park and also working in track management at Santa Anita, Canterbury Downs, Golden Gate Fields, Thistledown and Lone Star Park. He also was president of Formula One United States in Austin, Texas, and most recently was managing partner of LOGE, a subsidiary of HKS Sports and Entertainment.Sexton died Dec. 12 after battling a rare form of brain cancer.His service is Monday at 11 a.m. CT at Compass Christian Church, 2600 Hall-Johnson Road, Colleyville, TX, 76034. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-5 p.m. CT at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home, 5725 Colleyville Blvd., Colleyville, TX, 76034last_img read more