SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The next ship to be commissioned and carry the "Kansas City'' name arrived at its home port in San Diego today, Navy officials said.
The future USS Kansas City arrived at Naval Base San Diego, where the Navy will commission the Independence-variant littoral combat ship on June 20.
``I am extremely proud of all the hard work the crew has done to complete the sail around and prepare us to officially join the fleet on commissioning day,'' said Commander R. J. Zamberlan, Kansas City's commanding officer. ``We are honored and excited to represent the Navy, the nation and our namesake, as well as fulfill the ship's motto, `United We Stand, Divided We Fall.'''
Kansas City will be home ported in San Diego with sister ships USS Independence, USS Coronado, USS Jackson, USS Montg