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    USS Independence (LCS 2) is commissioned

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    MOBILE , Ala. (Jan. 16, 2010) The Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Gary Roughead places the littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) in commission as thousands of supporters look on. The 417-foot Independence will be outfitted with reconfigurable payloads, called mission packages, which can be changed out quickly. These mission packages focus on three mission areas: mine counter measures, surface warfare and anti-submarine warfare. (U.S. Navy video/Released)