Ship Ceremony Information
USNS Lewis B. Puller (MLP 3 AFSB) will be christened at General Dynamics NASSCO on February 7, 2015.
WHAT: Christening and Naming of the USNS Lewis B. Puller (MLP 3 AFSB).
WHEN: Saturday, February 7, 2015. The christening ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. and is free and open to the public. NASSCO’s Main Gate (Gate 6), located at 28th Street and East Harbor Drive, will open at 9 a.m.
WHO: Guest Speaker: General Joseph F. Dunford Jr., USMC, Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps
WHERE: The General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard is located at 2798 East Harbor Drive in San Diego. Limited parking and seating will be available to the public. Attendees are advised to take the San Diego Trolley to Harborside Station, across from NASSCO’s Main Gate (Gate 6).
The MLP AFSB is designed to provide dedicated support for Airborne Mine Countermeasures (AMCM) as well as special warfare missions.
The ship is capable of supporting additional missions including: counter-piracy operations, maritime security operations, humanitarian aid and disaster relief missions and Marine Corps crisis response.
THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
NASSCO IS AN INDUSTRIAL FACILITY. Shorts, capri pants, skirts, tank tops, open-toed shoes, high heels or sandals are not permitted.