Ship’s Sponsor Calls On USS McFaul

Guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) hosted Senator Daniel Coats and his wife, Marsha Coats, at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, Oct. 21.

After boarding the ship, the Senator and his wife had breakfast in the wardroom with McFaul’s officers, accompanied the commanding officer on a ship tour, ate lunch with crew on the mess decks, and conducted an all-hands call on the flight deck.

While the public eye is typically on Sen. Coats, the highlight of the visit for McFaul’s crew was having Mrs. Coats aboard, who served as the ship’s sponsor when it was commissioned, April 25, 1998.

The Coats witnessed Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Matthew Moseley’s re-enlistment ceremony on McFaul’s aft missile deck, next to the Vertical Launch System.

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Press release, Image: US Navy