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Navy’s new combat ship will carry Jackson’s name

By TED CARTER Jackson is joining the Navy, or at least its name is. The sea-going service will commission a 418-foot Independence-class littoral combat ship Dec. 5 in Gulfport as the USS Jackson. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at the Port of Gulfport’s West Pier at Mississippi Hwy. 90 and 30th Avenue. Perhaps not coincidentally, the official who names ...

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