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Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens delivers opening remarks during the ship naming ceremony announcing the Guided-Missile Destroyer (DDG 119), as the future USS Delbert D. Black.
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WASHINGTON (March 13, 2015) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens delivers opening remarks during the ship naming ceremony announcing the Guided-Missile Destroyer (DDG 119), as the future USS Delbert D. Black. Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus officially released the name of DDG 119, which is the first U.S Navy ship to be named after a Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, and honors the legacy of service of the Navy's first MCPON, Delbert D. Black. Also in attendance at the United States Navy Memorial was MCPON Black's surviving widow, Ima Black. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Martin L. Carey/Released)

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