Tate Reeves talks early education, workforce development with Ingalls leaders

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves was at Ingalls Shipbuilding this morning to get updates on the shipbuilder’s work load, chat with leaders about workforce development and education and tour an amphibious assault ship.

After the tour, Reeves called LHA 6 America “terribly impressive” and said he was impressed by the 844-foot ship, the talented shipbuilders and the yard’s relationship with the on-site Navy personnel.

America, slated for delivery early next year, is one of 10 ships under construction at the Pascagoula yard. Those include LHAs and LPDs for the Navy and national security cutters for the Coast Guard.

Another five Navy destroyers are under contract but not yet under construction, and an advanced procurement contract has been awarded for another Coast Guard cutter.

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7/10/13