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USS Daniel Inouye commissioned in Pearl Harbor home port, honoring the late U.S. senator as a warrior and statesman

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                                Above, sailors assigned to the USS Daniel Inouye stood on the ship’s gangway.

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    Above, sailors assigned to the USS Daniel Inouye stood on the ship’s gangway.

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                                Daniel Inouye’s son, Ken Inouye, passed the long glass to U.S. Navy Petty Officer Vitaly Ivanovsky at Wednesday’s ceremony.

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    Daniel Inouye’s son, Ken Inouye, passed the long glass to U.S. Navy Petty Officer Vitaly Ivanovsky at Wednesday’s ceremony.

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                                U.S. Army Bravo Battery 2-11 Field Artillery, from Schofield Barracks, performed a gun salute Wednesday during the commissioning ceremony for the USS Daniel Inouye at Pearl Harbor.

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    U.S. Army Bravo Battery 2-11 Field Artillery, from Schofield Barracks, performed a gun salute Wednesday during the commissioning ceremony for the USS Daniel Inouye at Pearl Harbor.

The Navy’s newest warship, the Arleigh Burke-class missile destroyer USS Daniel Inouye, was officially commissioned at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Wednesday. After days of rain, the sun shown bright during the morning ceremony as the ship, named for the powerful Hawaii statesman, war hero and Medal of Honor recipient, joined the fleet. Read more

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