Larsen Thanks Sailors of the USS Rodney M. Davis
Washington, DC, December 19, 2014
U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, today thanked the sailors of the USS Rodney M. Davis for their service and applauded the ship’s accomplishments as it returns from its final deployment.
During its last six months at sea, the ship worked with partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to conduct security operations. The ship also participated in Rim of the Pacific 2014, the world’s largest maritime exercises. It is home ported in Everett and is scheduled to be decommissioned in March 2015.
“The sailors of the USS Rodney M. Davis have dedicated themselves over the last nearly three decades to serving our country on deployments around the world. I applaud the ship and the many officers and enlisted sailors who have represented our country so admirably.
“Naval Station Everett plays a crucial role in keeping our country safe and protecting our interests worldwide. The USS Rodney M. Davis has carried out this role with distinction,” Larsen said.
The USS Rodney M. Davis is the final of three frigates at Naval Station Everett to be decommissioned. These ships are scheduled to be replaced with three destroyers over the next two years. Larsen has long pushed to ensure the Navy maintains a strong presence in Everett, and he worked to bring the three destroyers to the base.