Norfolk-based Navy destroyer receiving award

Norfolk-based Navy destroyer receiving award

Credit: Mike Gooding, 13News

USS Bainbridge at Pier 2, Naval Station Norfolk.

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Associated Press

Posted on October 16, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 16 at 11:05 AM

NORFOLK (AP) -- The crew of guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge is being recognized with the Arleigh Burke Fleet award.

Navy officials say the crew is set to receive the award during an onboard ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk on Tuesday morning.

Adm. William Gortney, commander of the U.S. Fleet Forces Command, is scheduled to present the award. It is named after the Navy destroyer squadron combat commander and chief of naval operations from 1955 to 1961.

Officials say the award is given annually to the most improved battle-efficient ship or aircraft squadron from both the Atlantic and Pacific Fleet. 

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