CARSON CITY, NV - April 12, 2013
Governor Brian Sandoval today made the following statement after learning the Secretary of the U.S. Navy will name a future joint high speed vessel the USNS Carson City:
“On behalf of all Nevadans, we are honored that the Secretary chose to name the joint high speed vessel after Carson City to honor Carson City’s values of community, ingenuity and perseverance and the men and women of the community and our great state. As home to more than 55,000 residents, our state capitol and the Nevada National Guard Joint Force Headquarters, the Carson City community embodies a spirit of cooperation, determination, bravery and optimism – all qualities I am confident will be invaluable to the USNS Carson City and its crew. I thank the Secretary for this recognition and Godspeed, USNS Carson City.”
Joint High Speed Vessels are named after small American cities and counties that embody American values. The future United States Naval Ship (USNS) Carson City is the second naval vessel to be named in honor of Nevada’s capital city, Carson City. The first, a patrol frigate (PF 50) earned two battle stars for service in World War II.
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