The Future USS Omaha (LCS 12) Visits Guantanamo Bay


Story Number: NNS180108-03Release Date: 1/8/2018 7:41:00 AM
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By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Monique K. Meeks, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Public Affairs

NAVAL STATION GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (NNS) -- The future littoral combat ship USS Omaha (LCS 12) made a fuel stop at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay (NSGB), Jan. 2-6.

During its visit to the installation, OMAHA conducted public tours of the ship on Jan. 4, providing residents and visitors of NSGB the opportunity to board one of the Navy's newest ships to the fleet.

The ship is currently on its way to its homeport of San Diego, California, and is scheduled to be commissioned in San Diego on Feb. 3, 2018 at the city's Broadway Pier.

The future USS Omaha (LCS 12) launched November 20, marking another important production milestone for the littoral combat ship (LCS) program, and was christened on December 20.

LCS is a modular, reconfigurable ship, with three types of mission packages including surface warfare, mine countermeasures, and anti-submarine warfare. The Program Executive Office Littoral Combat Ships (PEO LCS) is responsible for delivering and sustaining littoral mission capabilities to the fleet.

NSGB is the Navy's strategic logistics installation for routine, contingency, humanitarian, counter-narcotic and migrant operations in the Caribbean; providing high quality of life while preserving environmental, historic and cultural resources.

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A Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Port Operations vessel prepares to assist the future USS Omaha (LCS 12), a littoral combat ship, pierside at the installation during a brief fuel stop.
180103-N-TP834-087 GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (Jan. 3, 2018) A Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Port Operations vessel prepares to assist the future USS Omaha (LCS 12), a littoral combat ship, pierside at the installation during a brief fuel stop. OMAHA is conducting a change of homeport to San Diego. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay provides support to the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard vessels, and partner navies in the Caribbean operating area. (U. S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Philip Wagner, Jr./Released)
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