Navy names new class of ships in honor of Navajo people

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WASHINGTON (KRQE) – A new class of Navy ships has officially been named in honor of the Navajo people.

Back in 2017, legislation was passed supporting the naming of the vessels as USNS Navajo. On Wednesday, it was made official.

The first ship in the class, the USNS Navajo, is expected to be completed in 2021. Other potential vessels will be named in honor of prominent Native Americans, and perhaps Navajo Code Talkers.

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