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USS Wichita commissioned into service in Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (KSNW) - The USS Wichita was commissioned during a ceremony at Naval Station Mayport near Jacksonville, Fla. on Saturday. The ceremony started at 10 a.m.

The ship will conduct minesweeping, anti-submarine and drug trafficking surveillance operations, while also providing humanitarian support around the world. 

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It is the third USS Wichita commissioned into service and is named in honor of Wichita's significant contributions to our national defense.

Kansas Senator Jerry Moran will gave the keynote remarks. Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell, Kansas Rep. Ron Estes and Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer were also in attendance. 

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