Deputy Secretary of Defense John P. White will provide the
keynote address at the christening ceremony of the amphibious
assault ship Bataan (LHD 5) at the dockside podium, Ingalls
Shipbuilding Facility in Pascagoula, Mississippi at 11:00 a.m.
(CDT) Saturday, May 18, 1996.
Dr. White will hold a media availability with Congressman
Gene Taylor (D-Miss.), 5th District, and Admiral Mike Boorda,
Chief of Naval Operations, immediately following the ceremony.
Media interested in covering the event may contact Mr. Jim
McInguale at (601) 935-3971.