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Navy says USS Portland christening still on for Pascagoula

The U.S. Navy and Huntington Ingalls Industries say CBS News erred in reporting that Ray Mabus, Navy secretary and former Mississippi governor, had switched the christening of the USS Portland from Pascagoula to Portland, Oregon, over a new Mississippi law criticized as sanctioning discrimination against gay people and others. The USS Portland, an amphibious transport dock ship, will be christened ...

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Posey not running for re-election to Miss. PSC

JACKSON — Lynn Posey said Tuesday that he won’t seek a third term as the central district member of the Mississippi Public Service Commission. Posey, of Union Church, was elected to the three-person utility regulation board in 2007 and 2011. He served 20 years in the state Senate, chairing the Wildlife Committee 16 years. He switched from Democrat to Republican ...

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Mabuses to be in attendance for keel ceremony at Ingalls

A ceremony tomorrow at Ingalls Shipbuilding will leave an indelible impression on U.S. Marine vessel under construction at the shipyard. Navy Secretary and former Mississippi governor Ray Mabus and Gov. Phil Bryant will speak tomorrow at a keel authentication ceremony at Ingalls Shipbuilding for the company’s amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA 7). Mabus’ wife, Lynne, is the ship’s sponsor and ...

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Meridian, Columbus resume efforts to keep bases open

Meridian put its military installation team together in 1991 and helped Naval Air Station Meridian avoid getting shut down after landing on closing lists in 1991, 1993 and 1995. Larmar McDonald, a Meridian insurance businessman and current chair of the Meridian Military Team, says he thinks the local air station is the only Navy installation to “be successful three times ...

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Navy thanks Cochran

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) recently received the Navy Distinguished Public Service Award from Navy Secretary Ray Mabus. The Secretary of the Navy presents the Navy Distinguished Public Service Award to civilians for service that benefits the Navy, Marine Corps and Department of the Navy.

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