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USS Gravely Commissioning

Amenities make life easier on board Gravely

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video Imagine spending months away at sea. Away from your friends. Away from your family. That life is reality for men and women serving our country every day, but the naval destroyer Gravely is fully equipped to help sailors feel a little more at home. Full story...
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Admiral Gravely through the eyes of former aide

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video Gravely was the first African American to be commissioned in the US Navy, the first to command a Navy ship and the first fleet commander. Melanie Higgins served as the admiral's top aide during his last tour of duty in 1980. Full story...
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Gravely crew members visit Williston students

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It was back to school Monday for dozens of sailors serving aboard the USS Gravely. Full story...
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Touring the USS Gravely

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video Today was perfect weather to tour the USS Gravely (DDG 107), docked at the Port of Wilmington until Monday, November 22. If you don't have a ticket, you're out of luck. Full story...
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Gravely arrives in Wilmington

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video The Navy's newest destroyer Gravely has arrived at the State Port of Wilmington. The ship and its crew are in town for its commissioning Nov. 20. Full story...
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Public invited to tour the USS Gravely

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The Wilmington-based Commissioning Committee of the USS Gravely (DDG 107), in cooperation with the officers and crew of the USS Gravely, have arranged for the limited, free public tours of the Navy’s newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer. Full story...
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Navy Secretary visits Battleship, dodges question of Gravely commissioning funding

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Ray Mabus said he's excited about the commissioning of the USS Gravely next month right here in Wilmington. But when asked why the navy is not footing the bill for its own party, he did not have much of an answer. Full story...
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City, county may not get return on Gravely commissioning investment

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video The recession has been hard on both the city and county, and both have talked about raising taxes to help make ends meet. But dishing out $50,000 for food and transportation is something city council members and county commissioners say is well worth it. So we crunched the numbers to find out the return on investment. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: City spending $25,000 of your money on Gravely Commissioning

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video While both the City of Wilmington and New Hanover County continue the conversation of raising taxes to help make ends meet in this recession, the city agreed to give $25,000 this week to help fund the Commissioning of the USS Gravely later this year. Full story...
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Alma Gravely in town to talk about upcoming commissioning

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Mrs. Gravely had the honor of breaking the champagne bottle across the bow. She says she is humbled and knows her late husband would be proud. Full story...
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Navy completes Gravely sale

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Northrop Grumman has completed the sale and delivery of the guided missile destroyer Gravely to the Navy. The Gravely will be commissioned Nov. 20 in Wilmington. Full story...
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Setting a new course: The Life & Career of Samuel L. Gravely, Jr.

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video This fall, Wilmington will play host to another Naval commissioning. This time for the USS Gravely. Coming up tonight on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 11, we learn more about the ship's namesake. Full story...
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Wilmington chosen to host ship commissioning

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video The US Navy has chosen Wilmington to host the commissioning of a huge new ship this fall. The commissioning ceremony, will likely mean an economic boost for the Port City, drawing thousands to watch the Navy accept the vessel.

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Navy to commission ship in Wilmington

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The US Navy announced that a 500-foot long guided-missile destroyer will be commissioned here this fall. Full story...
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