April 23, 2018

USS Portland (LPD 27) – Commissioning Ceremony News

U.S. Navy amphibious warship USS Portland (LPD 27) was officially
commissioned on April 21, 2018 in Portland, Oregon.  

A crowd of nearly 5,000 people – including veterans, soldiers, Navy personnel and
their families – attended the commissioning ceremony.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown addressed the audience during the commissioning ceremony. USS Portland
is the 11th San Antonio-class amphibious warship, the second ship to honor the City of Portland,
Ore. and the third U.S. Navy ship to bear 
the name Portland. 

Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 218th Field Artillery Regiment, performed a
19-gun salute in honor of the attendance of Oregon Governor Kate Brown, at the commissioning ceremony.

     Sailors and Marines assigned to the San Antonio-class amphibious warship USS Portland
manned the rails’ during the ship’s commissioning ceremony. 

 Maj. Brooks W. Boehlert administered the Oath of Enlistment to Oregon Navy
and Marine Corps enlistees aboard USS Portland.

 Ted Wheeler, Mayor of Portland, Ore., delivered remarks. During his remarks, Wheeler stated
“The new USS Portland is a force for peace, responding with bravery, responding with determination and,
most importantly, responding with aid carrying our city’s name throughout the world.”

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler presented the city’s flag to U.S. Navy Capt.
Jeremy R. Hill, commanding officer of the USS Portland.

USS Portland (LPD 27) Ship Sponsor Bonnie Amos also delivered remarks to attendees and crew.
Amos is the wife of the 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps, retired Gen. James Amos.

Distinguished guests and visitors watched as the San Antonio-class amphibious warship
USS Portland  ‘came to life’ during the ship’s commissioning ceremony. 

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