On May 23, the Manchester West High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps toured the soon to be commissioned USS Manchester (LCD-14) in port in Portsmouth New Hampshire..
2017-18 NJROTC Commanding Officer Anahi Bracero-Miranda and 2018-19 NJROTC Commanding Officer Josh Moser lead the procession with the Senior Naval Science Instructor Captain Arthur W. Stauff, USN (Retired). The crew provided an extensive tour answering all the cadets' questions of this very high tech ship.
“I am am so excited about see the new ship named after our hometown," said Cadet Bracero-Miranda.
Upon completion of the tour the cadets were able to meet and talk with the ship's Commanding Officer CDR Emily Bassett, USN, who graciously posed for pictures.
Many cadets from West High School will be attending the commissioning ceremonies on Saturday.
“This is a unique and historic opportunity for our cadets to be part of,” said Captain Stauff.
The USS Manchester is set to be commissioned on May 26. Manchester West’s NJROTC program is now 47 years old and a respected and appreciated program for Manchester's high school students.