USS Ted Stevens Commissioning Committee




The USS Ted Stevens Commissioning Committee’s mission is to serve the crew and honor the service of US Senator Ted Stevens in the Navy traditions of the ship’s Keel Laying, Christening, and Commissioning.

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About the Ship

The USS Ted Stevens will be the third ship of the Flight III series. The Arleigh Burke class of guided-missile destroyers (DDGs) is a United States Navy class of destroyer centered around the Aegis Combat System and the SPY-1D multi-function passive electronically scanned array radar. The class is named for Admiral Arleigh Burke, an American destroyer officer in World War II and later Chief of Naval Operations. With an overall length of 505 to 509.5 feet (153.9 to 155.3 m), displacement ranging from 8,300 to 9,700 tons, and weaponry including over 90 missiles, the Arleigh Burke- class destroyers are larger and more heavily armed than many previous classes of guided-missile cruisers…

U.S. Senator Stevens

U.S.Senator Stevens Theodore Fulton Stevens Sr., born on November 18, 1923 and died August 9, 2010, was an Alaskan. He served in American Politics and as a lawyer in the U.S. Congress from 1968 to 2009, the longest-serving Republican Senator in history at the time he left office.


He gave six decades of grit and effort towards bettering Alaska and the American public sector, beginning as a pilot in World War II. In 1952, his law career took Stevens to Fairbanks, AK where he was appointed the U.S. Attorney the following year by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.


In 1956, he returned to Washington, D.C., to work in the Eisenhower Interior Department, eventually rising to be Senior Counsel and Solicitor of the Department of the Interior, where he played an important role as an executive official in bringing about and lobbying for statehood. To learn more about the Senator and his legacy, please visit the Ted Stevens Foundation.

The Ship Sponsors

The Society of Sponsors of the United States Navy is composed of women who have taken part in the time honored tradition of christening a ship to be commissioned in the United States Navy, or a ship that sails with the Navy, supporting the fleet in some specific way. Sponsors play a unique role for the Navy. As they christen their ships, bestowing upon the vessel a name chosen by the Secretary of the Navy, they become a part of that ship’s history. The crew of the ship may change many times over the course of a ship’s life, but the Sponsor remains the same. Most Sponsors form a warm and lasting relationship with their ships, an affiliation that is rewarding to both.
The USS Ted Stevens is Sponsored By Mrs. Catherine Ann Stevens wife of Senator Ted Stevens, Mrs. Susan Stevens Covich Daughter of Senator Ted Stevens, and Mrs. Lily Stevens Becker Daughter of Senator Ted Stevens

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