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Charleston (LCS 18)


"While We Breathe, We Fight"

"Charleston, The Ship"     -    "Charleston, The People"


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Charleston 227k 23 October 2018: San Diego, Cal. - Sailors assigned to Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center and the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Charleston (LCS 18) unload a pallet of tile during a community relations project at Habitat for Humanity ReStore during San Diego Fleet Week 2018. San Diego Fleet Week is an opportunity or the American public to meet their Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard teams and experience America's sea services. During fleet week, service members participate in various community service events, showcase capabilities and equipment to the community.

(U.S. Navy photo #181023-N-SF984-0080 by MC2 Chelsea Troy Milburn from the Navy News Stand)
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Charleston 150k 25 February 2019: Charleston, S.C. - Mineman 3rd Class Chris H. Parker, from Chesapeake, Virginia, performs maintenance on a fire hose nozzle aboard the future USS Charleston (LCS 18). When Charleston is commissioned in its namesake city later this week, it will be the 16th littoral combat ship to enter the fleet and the ninth of the Independence variant. It is the sixth ship named for Charleston, the oldest and largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina.

(U.S. Navy photo VIRIN #190225-N-RF885-028 by MC2 Natalia Murillo from the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service)
Charleston 517k 27 February 2019: Charleston, S.C. - Commander Christopher K. Brusca, center, commanding officer, future USS Charleston (LCS 18), and a native of Los Angeles, poses for a photo with members of Tin Can Sailors National Association of Destroyer Veterans during a ship visit. LCS 18 is scheduled to be commissioned in Charleston on 02 March and will be the sixteenth littoral combat ship to enter the fleet.

(U.S. Navy photo VIRIN #19027-N-RF885-003 by MC2 Natalia Murillo from the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service)
Charleston 227k 01 March 2019: Charleston, S.C. - Members of the Chief’s Mess aboard the future USS Charleston present Warrant Officer 2 Enrique Aparicio, center, from Lima, Peru, with a signed hard hat and encased American flag during his commissioning ceremony commemorating his departure from the Chief Boatswain’s Mate rank and entry to the officer ranks.

(U.S. Navy photo VIRIN #190301-N-RF885-310 by MC2 Natalia Murillo from the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service)
Charleston 345k 19 April 2019: San Diego, Cal. - Family and friends reunite with the crew of the littoral combat ship USS Charleston (LCS 18) during a homecoming at Naval Base San Diego. Charleston arrived to its San Diego homeport after successfully completing the ship's maiden voyage from the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. Charleston is the eleventh ship in the littoral combat ship Independence-variant class.

(U.S. Navy photo #190419-N-BQ610-238 by Lt.(jg) Jasmine Spencer from the Navy News Stand)
Charleston 192k 19 April 2019: San Diego, Cal. - Chief Logistics Specialist Lillian Morales, assigned to USS Charleston is greeted by her family during a homecoming at Naval Base San Diego.

(U.S. Navy photo #190420-N-BQ610-503 by Lt.(jg) Jasmine Spencer from the Navy News Stand)

"Charleston, The Ship"     -    "Charleston, The People"


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