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City to welcome Captain of USNS Yuma; Saturday meet-and-greet open to public

The City of Yuma will welcome the captain of its new namesake Navy ship this weekend, and you are invited.

WHAT: Meet-and-greet for Capt. David Gommo and accompanying officers of the USNS Yuma.

WHEN: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17

WHERE: Lobby and/or atrium of City Hall, One City Plaza (3rd Street between 1st and Madison avenues).

WHO: Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls, members of the Yuma City Council, City Administrator Greg Wilkinson, USNS Yuma Capt. Gommo and accompanying officers.

The 338-foot ship was christened in August by former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, the ship’s sponsor. The eighth of ten expeditionary fast transport ships to be built in a block contract with the Navy, the Yuma will be used for high-speed transport, primarily for troops and equipment.