Media Advisory - USS Nevada March 11 Centennial Ceremony Friday, March 11, 2016


Mari N. St. Martin
Communications Director
(775) 684-5670
CARSON CITY, NV - March 10, 2016

Good Afternoon - Please find the details below for tomorrow's centennial celebration of the USS Nevada Commissioning.

WHAT:   Centennial celebration of the USS Nevada Commissioning
TIME:   Noon
LOCATION:   USS Nevada Memorial
    Capitol Grounds
    Carson City, NV
WHO:    Governor Brian Sandoval, Mayor Bob Crowell, Carson City; USS Nevada Sailor and Pearl Harbor survivor Charles Sehe, and other distinguished guests.

 Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you.

Battle-Born Battleship Resilience, Service Honored Friday noon in Carson City Centennial Celebration

(Carson City, NV Mar. 8, 2015) – The most seaworthy battleship in the history of America's modern Navy fleet, the USS Nevada, marks another remarkable milestone in its illustrious service. On March 11, the USS Nevada will be honored for the centennial of its commissioning during a ceremony on the State Capitol grounds.

The ceremony is noon Friday, with Gov. Brian Sandoval, Mayor Bob Crowell, Carson City; USS Nevada Sailor and Pearl Harbor survivor Charles Sehe, and other distinguished guests present to honor the Battle Born-state namesake. Keynote speaker is CDR William "Grady" Musser, Fallon Naval Airstation.

Joined at the podium also are highly decorated and combat-wounded Navy SEAL Jason Redman, author of 'The Trident: The Forging and Reforging of a Navy SEAL Leader,' historian/author John Galloway, with music performed by the Carson High School Band.

This fighting ship saw action during World War II at Pearl Harbor, Alaska, Normandy, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. The first Medal of Honor of World War II was awarded to a USS Nevada crew member. In recognition of their bravery and sacrifice, the Navy named seven war ships after other members of her crew during the war.

After the war, the Nevada was the target ship among a fleet of one hundred vessels used to evaluate the effect of air dropped and underwater atomic bomb detonations. The present USS Nevada is a powerful nuclear missile submarine.

Following the hour-long observance, all are invited to the Capital City's Nevada State Museum, 600 N Carson St., for a special and free display in honor of Commission of the USS Nevada, March 11, 2016. Several of the items included belong to sailor Sehe.

USS Nevada

The museum is open that day from 1-4 pm. and other USS Nevada programs and lectures are scheduled throughout the month.

In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved into the Capitol building.


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