Navy visits Ingalls

Today, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert was escorted around the Ingalls Shipbuilding Shipyard by Congressman Steven Palazzo and Ingalls Shipbuilding President, Brian Cuccias. Eleven thousand workers are on the front lines in Jackson County, all working together at Ingalls Shipyard to build nine ships right now for our nation’s defense.
When it comes to checking the progress of these vessels, who better to send than the Navy’s top ranking officer?
“We’re impressed with the quality, the dedication of the workers. I always love coming down here because these people put their heart and soul into what they produce and we can see it when it’s out there in the fleet,” said Admiral Jonathan Greenert.
Ingalls workers are currently building three destroyers for the Navy. Flanked by Ingalls President Brian Cuccias and U.S. Congressman Steven Palazzo, Admiral Jonathan Greenert took a tour of the Pascagoula Shipyard, paying particular attention to the John P. Murtha.
Admiral Greenert said, “We’re very excited at what we have coming out here and we looking forward to continuing that kind of quality and business here”. “One of the good things about what’s done here in Pascagoula by Ingalls is the short turnaround from delivery, when we take it, commissioning and then she’s ready for deployment. That time frame is getting shorter and shorter”.
As Ingalls Shipbuilding nears completion of these vessels, they do so with the seal of approval from the Country’s Chief Naval Officer.

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