by John S.
My story involves a Navy Destroyer, the USS Nitze, which features a Lockheed Martin Aegis weapons system. I was sent to Bath, Maine, to do some preliminary work on the Nitze. At the same time, my nephew was there as part of the original crew. My wife and family were guests and got to see the Nitze commissioned my nephew was a crew member. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to attend the ceremony. I was working on another ship in Hawaii. I did get to see the Nitze again when it sailed into Norfolk, Virginia, after the shakedown cruise for a round of updating.