The Amphibious Warship Industrial Base Coalition (AWIBC) hosted its Congressional Forum on March 7th, 2024, with key Members of Congress, U.S. Navy and Marine Corps leadership, and industry leaders to discuss the importance of cost-effectively and efficiently constructing amphibious warships required by our nation.

The forum highlighted the importance of U.S. Navy amphibious warships and their critical role of enabling the Navy-Marine Corps team to deploy swiftly and aggressively from sea and air in times of crisis. Amphibious warship suppliers and key leadership had the opportunity to raise awareness and discuss the challenges facing the industrial base when it comes to inconsistent funding, the impact of the supply chain, and the importance of maintaining a steady production line for workforce stability. View more photos and event materials here.

Assistant Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, General Christopher J. Mahoney, delivered the keynote address. We’d like to thank Senator Roger Wicker (MS), Senator Tammy Baldwin (WI), Senator Dan Sullivan (AK), Representative Trent Kelly (MS-01), Representative Rob Wittman (VA-01), and Representative Joe Courtney (CT-02) for their remarks at the event and support for the amphibious warship industrial base.

Keynote Speaker

Assistant Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps
General Christopher J. Mahoney

Congressional Speakers

Sen. Roger Wicker (MS)
Sen. Tammy Baldwin (WI)
Sen. Dan Sullivan (AK)
Rep. Trent Kelly (MS-01)
Rep. Rob Wittman (VA-01)
Rep. Joe Courtney (CT-02)

Social Media