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Perch Base member DeWayne Lober was present for the arrival of the USS Phoenix (SSN-702) sail and planes at the Papago Park Military Reservation on August 12, 2016. The parts were shipped from the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard on four trucks.
A Welcoming Ceremony open to the public is scheduled for Tuesday, September 20, 2016, from 8 AM to 9AM, at the Papago Park Military Reservation. Invited speakers include Governor Doug Ducey, Major General Michael T. McGuire, Arizona National Guard, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Councilwoman Laura Pastor, City of Phoenix, District 4, Terry Goddard, former Mayor of Phoenix and Founder, USS PHOENIX (SSN-702) Commission, and Rear Admiral Michael E. McLaughlin, USN Submarine Service, Retired. A Representative of the John J. Rhodes Family in honor of the late Mrs. John J. “Betty” Rhodes, Sponsor of the USS PHOENIX on December 8, 1979, when the submarine was launched.
The address of the Papago Park Military Reservation is 5425 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix 85008 (Driving directions: heading East on McDowell Road, turn right on Bushmaster Blvd (South Gate) which is about ¼ mile east of 52nd Street. Enter the Reservation via the Guard Gate. At the Gate you will be asked to show your driver’s license. The guard on duty will give you directions to the One Stop Building parking lot.

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