The U.S. Navy introduces the Navajo Class of ships with the christening of USNS Navajo, a salvage, towing, and rescue vessel.
The vessel is named in honor of Native American contributions to the U.S. armed forces.
The official ceremony for USNS Navajo's commissioning took place in Louisiana on Saturday.
The Navajo Class will consist of ten ships, each named after different Indigenous nations like Muscogee Creek and Cherokee.
The Navy's decision to name the ships after Indigenous nations highlights their historical courage in various major conflicts.
USNS Navajo's primary functions include salvage, towing, and rescue operations.
Native Americans have contributed significantly to American military efforts throughout the nation's history.
The Navajo Class ships represent a tribute to Native American service members and their invaluable role in U.S. military history.