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|02 July 2016: Wichita, Kan. – Sailors from Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Crew 110 pose with the crest of the newest Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship, PCU Wichita
(LCS 13). Wichita is the third ship to be named after Wichita, the largest city in Kansas.
(U.S. Navy photo VIRIN #160702-N-YZ298-001 by Sharon Hamric from the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service)
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|10 September 2019: Wichita, Kan. – Rear Adm. Nancy Lacore, Vice Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet, delivers remarks following a proclamation by Jeff Longwell, mayor of Wichita, declaring
09 to 15 September Wichita Navy Week. Sailors assigned to the littoral combat ship USS Wichita (LCS 13) and commanding officer Cmdr. Chavius Lewis also attended the reading. The Navy
Office of Community Outreach uses the Navy Week program to bring Navy sailors, equipment and displays to approximately 15 American cities each year for a week-long schedule of outreach engagements.
(U.S. Navy photo VIRIN #190910-N-NU281-1002 by MC2 Justin R. Pacheco from the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service)
|10 September 2019: Wichita, Kan. – Sailors assigned to the littoral combat ship USS Wichita (LCS 13) pose for a photograph with a retired Sailor previously stationed
aboard USS Wichita (CA 45) following a free concert by the Navy Band Great Lakes Ceremonial Band held for the public at the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum during Wichita Navy Week.
(U.S. Navy photo VIRIN #190910-N-NU281-1118 by MC2 Justin R. Pacheco from the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service)
|04 November 2020: Naval Station Mayport, Fla. – Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson (left) and Commander, U.S. Marine Corps
Forces, South, Brig. Gen. Phillip Frietze, sign the Joint Maritime Component Commander (JFMCC) Maritime Campaign Support Plan (MCSP) in a ceremony aboard USS Wichita (LCS 13),
04 November 2020. The MCSP is an overarching playbook for Sailors and Marines to strengthen partnerships in the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility over the next four years.
(U.S. Navy photo VIRIN #201104-N-AW702-005 by MC1 Jacob Sippel from the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service)
|25 March 2021: Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba – Chief Fire Controlman David Pepperman, assigned to Wichita (LCS 13), receives a COVID-19 vaccine from Hospital
Corpsman 1st Class Christian J. Rivera Astacio, Wichita’s independent duty corpsman. Wichita is deployed to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations to support joint
Interagency Task Force South’s mission, which includes counter illicit drug trafficking in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific.
(U.S. Navy photo VIRIN #210325-N-N3764-0102 by AG1 Keith E. Mitchell from the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service)
|25 March 2021: Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba – Information Systems Technician 1st Class Marques Gilbert, assigned to Wichita, receives a COVID-19 vaccine from
Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Christian J Rivera Astacio, Wichita’s independent duty corpsman.
(U.S. Navy photo VIRIN #210325-N-N3764-0100 by AG1 Keith E. Mitchell from the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service)
|10 June 2022: Ponce, Puerto Rico – Commander Eric Meyers, left, incoming commanding officer of USS Wichita (LCS 13), Captain Todd Peters, Commodore, Mine Division
22, and Commander Daniel Reiher, outgoing commanding officer of Wichita pose for a group photo following Wichita’s change of command ceremony, in Ponce, Puerto Rico.
Wichita is in the U.S. 4th Fleet operating area in support of the Joint Interagency Task Force-South’s counter-narcotics mission.
(U.S. Navy photo VIRIN #220610-N-N3764-0502 by AG1 Jonathan Richards from the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service)
|04 August 2022: The Caribbean Sea – U.S. Army service members from Joint Task Force-Bravo’s 1-228th Aviation Regiment speak with U.S. Navy service members aboard the littoral
combat ship USS Wichita (LCS 13), off the coast of Honduras. As an example of multi-domain operations, JTF-Bravo U.S. Army and Wichita U.S. Navy assets worked
together to ensure both entities are mission ready to support humanitarian assistance, disaster relief efforts or other contingency operations across the United States Southern Command area
of responsibility by performing deck landing qualifications for two UH-60 Black Hawks assigned to JTF-Bravo.
(U.S. Air Force photo VIRIN #220804-F-OT558-6076 by Tech. Sgt. Amber Carter from the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service)
|03 March 2023: Mayport, Fla. - Commander Brett Ringo relieves Captain Eric Meyers as commanding officer of the Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Wichita
during a ceremony held aboard Wichita. USS Wichita is one of four ships assigned to Mine Division 22.
(U.S. Navy photo VIRIN #230303-N-WH773-125 by Lt. Anthony Junco, LCSRon Two, from the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service)
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