USS Wayne E. Meyer Commissioning

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • A U.S. Navy honor guard presents the colors at the commissioning ceremony for the U.S. Navy's newest Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, USS Wayne E. Meyer at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, Oct. 10, 2009. Meyer, who passed away in September, is known as the "Father of Aegis" for helping develop the weapons systems that are the center piece of the Navy's cruiser and destroyer fleet. DoD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Crew members of the U.S. Navy's newest Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, USS Wayne E. Meyer, render honors during the commissioning of their ship at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, Oct. 10, 2009. DoD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses audience members aduring the commissioning ceremony for USS Wayne E. Meyer, the Navy's newest Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, Oct. 10, 2009. DoD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Sea Cadets attend the commissioning ceremony for the USS Wayne E. Meyer at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, Oct. 10, 2009. DoD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • The first watch is set at the commissioning ceremony for the USS Wayne E. Meyer  at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, Oct. 10, 2009. DoD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • USS Wayne E. Meyer crew members bring their ship to life during the ship's commissioning ceremony at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, Oct. 10, 2009. DoD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Crew members of  the USS Wayne E. Meyer man the rails during the ship's commissioning ceremony at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, Oct. 10, 2009. DoD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Adm. Gary Roughead, chief of naval operations, leave USS Wayne E. Meyer at conclusion of the ship's commissioning ceremony at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, Oct. 10, 2009. DoD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley