Secretary of the Navy visits Marinette Marine

CREATED Sep. 12, 2013

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MARINETTE - U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus is visiting Marinette Marine to tour the ship builder's Littoral Combat Ship or LCS program on Thursday.

Secretary Mabus plans to tour the facility and meet with workers during the visit.

The LCS program has been under question by the Government Accountability Office. Mabus, a supporter of the program, says the ships are vital to the future of the country's naval operations

Two of the ships, built at Marinette Marine have been delivered to the Navy.