Navy Holds Commissioning Ceremony for USS Arlington in Norfolk, Va.

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Navy sailors and Marines man the rails during the USS Arlington  commissioning ceremony on Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., April 6, 2013.The Arlington is the third Navy vessel to bear the name and commemorates the lives lost and the heroism demonstrated in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The sailors and Marines are assigned to the ship. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tony D. Curtis
  • Members the color guard assigned to the newly commissioned amphibious transport dock ship the USS Arlington stand at parade rest during the Arlington's commissioning ceremony on Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., April 6, 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Frank J. Pikul
  • The color guard parades the colors during the commissioning ceremony for the amphibious transport dock ship the USS Arlington on Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., April 6, 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Frank J. Pikul
  • Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps, addresses sailors and Marines during the USS Arlington's commissioning ceremony on Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., April 6, 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew B. Church
  • Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell speaks at the commissioning ceremony for the amphibious transport dock ship the USS Arlington on Naval Station Norfolk, Va., April 6, 2013.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Frank J. Pikul
  • Navy sailors aboard the ship run to man the rails during the USS Arlington commissioning ceremony on Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., April 6, 2013.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tony D. Curtis
  • Navy sailors stand by to bring the ship to life during the USS Arlington commissioning ceremony on Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., April 6, 2013.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Frank J. Pikul
  • Navy sailors man the rails during the USS Arlington commissioning ceremony on Naval Sation Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., April 6, 2013.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tony D. Curtis
  • The national ensign is unfurled aboard the newly commissioned amphibious transport dock ship the USS Arlington after the ship's commissioning ceremony on Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., April 6, 2013.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Frank J. Pikul