Armed Forces News

The Navy accepted delivery of the ninth littoral combat ship (LCS), the Gabrielle Giffords, during a Dec. 23 ceremony. The fifth LCS of the Independence variant, Giffords will be home-ported at San Diego Naval Station, Calif., as part of LCS Squadron One. Giffords was built by Austal USA, and will be commissioned sometime later this year in Galveston, Texas.