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220730-M-DW109-871.JPG Photo By: Sgt. Gavin Shelton

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - FORT LAUDERDALE, PORT EVERGLADES, Fla. (July 30, 2022) – The official party recognizes the Honorable Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Florida U.S. Representative, at the commissioning of USS Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28). Also in attendance on the stage is Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro, ship's sponsor Meredith A. Berger, Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Eric Smith, Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command Adm. Daryl Caudle, City of Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis, Broward County Vice Mayor Lamar Fisher, Program Executive Office, Ships Rear Adm. Thomas Anderson, Ingalls Shipbuilding President Kari Wilkinson, USS Fort Lauderdale Commissioning Committee Chairperson Patricia Du Mont, Long Glass Presenter Lynn Elasser, Amphibious Program Manager Capt. Cedric McNeal, LPD 17 Class Program Manager’s Representative, Supervisor of Ship Building Gulf Coast, Cmdr. Christopher Matasa, Chaplain Lt. William Daniel, Commanding Officer Capt. James Quaresimo, Executive Officer Cmdr. Robert Foster, and Command Master Chief James Magee. (US Navy Photo by Sgt. Gavin Shelton, USMC)


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