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Gravely Commissioning DVDs available

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If you missed any of our coverage of the USS Gravely and its commissioning, or would like to have a copy of it, here is your chance. You can order a copy of our special coverage of the Gravely on DVD. Full story...

USS Gravely heads home

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The USS Gravely is back at sea, and ready to start its career. Full story...
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SPECIAL COVERAGE: USS Gravely Commissioning Special Report airs Monday

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After a week in port, the Navy's newest destroyer officially joined the US fleet Saturday morning. Don't miss the re-airing of our special report on the USS Gravely Commissioning, Monday night at 7:00 on RTV 3.2 Full story...
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USS Gravely brought to life at commissioning

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videoAfter three years of building, a week of celebrations and the largest commissioning ceremony a Navy Destroyer has ever seen, the USS Gravely is ready for action. Full story...
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Gravely crew gets historical perspective from Navy veterans

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video During a lunch hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, sailors young and old compared military life. They found both similarities and differences. Full story...
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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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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 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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USS Kitty Hawk will have to stay in reserve

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Don't look for an aircraft carrier coming up the Cape Fear River anytime soon. The USS Kitty Hawk is undergoing its decommissioning process and a Wilmington group wants it here. Full story...
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USS Squall and Captain Cathey arrive in Wilmington

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videoThe Navy warship USS Squall arrived in Wilmington Thursday. You will be able to tour it this weekend as a part of Riverfest. And if you are lucky, you will get the chance to meet its very unique captain. Full story...
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USS North Carolina commissioned

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videoShe is now officially the USS North Carolina. A crowd laden with veterans looked on as the flags that had flown that morning on the Battleship North Carolina were hoisted aboard the sub. Amidst extremely heavy security, the Secretary of the Navy was here to give the command that made it all official. Full story...
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Sub dubbed USS North Carolina

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Another Navy vessel is carrying a familiar name. A new nuclear submarine was christened USS North Carolina at a ceremony in Virginia Saturday. The $2.4 billion sub is the fourth in a new class of submarines designed for the post-Cold War era. It is also the fourth vessel to bear the name North Carolina, and the first since the Battleship North Carolina launched in 1940. Full story...
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