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Tribal leaders from the Cherokee Nation, U.S. Navy officials from Program Executive Office Ships and executives from Gulf Island Shipyards look on as the initials of the Principle Chief of the Cherokee Nation, The Honorable Chuck Hoskins, Jr. and the Deputy Speaker of the Cherokee Nation Tribal Council, The Honorable Victoria Mitchell Vazquez (ship sponsor) are cut into the keel of the future USNS Cherokee Nation (T-ATS 7) in a ceremony at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center here.
200212-N-N2201-014.JPG Photo By: Landon Hutchens II, U.S. Navy

HOUMA, La. - Tribal leaders from the Cherokee Nation, U.S. Navy officials from Program Executive Office Ships and executives from Gulf Island Shipyards look on as the initials of the Principle Chief of the Cherokee Nation, The Honorable Chuck Hoskins, Jr. and the Deputy Speaker of the Cherokee Nation Tribal Council, The Honorable Victoria Mitchell Vazquez (ship sponsor) are cut into the keel of the future USNS Cherokee Nation (T-ATS 7) in a ceremony at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center here.


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