Keel Laying Ceremony for USS New Jersey (SSN-796)

NORFOLK, VA – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) – a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, Chair of the Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, and member of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee – today participated in the keel laying ceremony for the USS New Jersey (SSN-796), which marks the beginning of the ship’s construction.

New Jersey’s Dr. Susan DiMarco is the ship’s sponsor, and she was on-hand for the keel laying ceremony today. By request of the U.S. Secretary of the Navy, DiMarco will christen the USS New Jersey next year. Dr. DiMarco is an active volunteer and recently helped Covenant House New Jersey open Nancy’s Place, a residence for mentally ill homeless youth in New Jersey. She is married to Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson.

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