For Immediate Release
December 13, 2013
Rep. Miller: City of Detroit Ideal Location for the USS DETROIT’s (LCS 7) Official Launch Into Service
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) today sent a bipartisan letter with members of the Michigan U.S. Congressional Delegation to the U.S. Department of the Navy requesting the selection of the City of Detroit as the site for the official commissioning of the USS DETROIT (LCS 7). Currently, the USS DETROIT is being constructed in Wisconsin, and the Navy is reviewing potential sites for its official commissioning. Miller is joined by her colleagues requesting that the Navy give the City of Detroit their full consideration for this honor launching the USS DETROIT (LCS 7) into service.
“The USS DETROIT (LCS 7) will be a vital asset to our Navy as they meet their mission protecting Americans and our allies in coastal waters and in the open sea. This new and agile combat ship is designed to defeat the ever-growing maritime threats posed, such as by modern day pirates, by providing a fast and dominate response to those who wish to do harm,” Miller said. “The USS DETROIT (LCS 7) will bear the Motor City’s name, echoing the city and its citizens’ longstanding patriotism and military support provided throughout our nation’s history. The city is making strides to rally through a difficult time and uniting in courage and perseverance towards a strong comeback. There would be no greater honor or recognition of the city’s rebirth then to have our City of Detroit be selected as the site of this new ship’s commission into service.”
The letter was signed by Miller and 13 members of the Michigan Congressional Delegation, including Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow and Representatives Gary C. Peters, Sander Levin, Bill Huizenga, John D. Dingell, John Conyers, Jr., Tim Walberg, Mike Rogers, Kerry Bentivolio, Dave Camp, Fred Upton and Dan Kildee.
Our thanks to Representative Miller and her fellow members of Congress for their support of our namesake warship DETROIT!