New Navy ves­sels com­ing to Bal­ti­more for Fleet Week

Baltimore Sun - - MARYLAND NATION -

The Navy an­nounced Wednes­day that it plans to send five ships to Bal­ti­more to take part in Fleet Week next month, in­clud­ing the new stealth ship USS Zumwalt. Fleet week be­gins on Oct. 10, and peo­ple will have a chance to clam­ber aboard the ships. Some 3,100 sailors, Marines and Coast Guard mem­bers are ex­pected to take part. In ad­di­tion to the Zumwalt, the Navy plans to send the San An­to­nio-class am­phibi­ous trans­port dock USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19), Ti­con­deroga-class guided-mis­sile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55), Arleigh Burke- class guided-mis­sile de­stroyer USS Ja­son Dun­ham (DDG 109), and Spear­head­class ex­pe­di­tionary fast trans­port ship USNS Car­son City (EPF 7). The event will also an in­clude air show by the Blue An­gels. On Oct. 15, the Navy will for­mally com­mis­sion the Zumwalt.

Bal­ti­more schools re­ceive $200,000 for break­fasts

Share Our Strength, a Wash­ing­ton, D.C.-based non­profit aim­ing to re­duce child­hood hunger, an­nounced Wednes­day that it will grant Bal­ti­more schools $200,000 for food ser­vice equip­ment to sup­port an al­ter­na­tive break­fast plan. The money, to be paid in four in­stall­ments of $50,000 over the next two years, will sup­port a “Grab and Go” break­fast pro­gram in which stu­dents can pick up pre-pack­aged break­fasts from mo­bile carts sta­tioned in hall­ways and cafe­te­rias and eat in their class­rooms. The pro­gram is in­tended to boost the num­ber of stu­dents who eat break­fast at school. Only a third do cur­rently, ac­cord­ing to schools of­fi­cials.

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