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This is the Official Crew Website of the USS Mississippi CGN-40. This website is dedicated to the hardworking men of the USS Mississippi CGN-40 who have answered every challenge, performed every task, and helped preserve the ideals of America. the last ship to bear this name: CGN-40 All Crew Members  are invited to update their information in the Alpha Roster.  Nearly 1000 Shipmates have registered since the website was created in 1997.
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Reunion Information USS Mississippi CGN-40 2014 Reunion was held Thursday, August 7th - Sunday, August 10th - Thank you Jay Martin and all who helped in making it a fantastic reunion. To purchase photos of the 2014 Reunion held at Norfolk, visit http://framedbysami.com/norfolk2014 . You can create a book or buy individual photos or even all the photos if you''d like.  Click Here for a Slideshow of the Reunion. USS Mississippi CGN-40 Reunion Association Jay Martin 460 E. Park St. APT 103 Elizabethtown, PA 17022 717-278-0757 cgn40@comcast.net Annual Dues: $25.00
Not Everyone Can Be      Commissioned  August 5, 1978 Decommissioned  July 31, 1997 Welcome Aboard
The name USS MISSISSIPPI has been carried by four ships and one submarine.
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Ship’s Mast The main mast of the USS Mississippi CGN-40 is mounted at the site of the Mississippi Vietnam Veterans Memorial. It is on the grounds of the Oceans Springs Civic Center in Oceans Springs, MS. A supporting base was provided by the Mississippi Vietnam Veterans Memorial Committee, Inc. A team of Seabees helped raise the 62 foot section of steel. It sits on a concrete pedestal near the memorial wall remembering those Mississippians who were killed in the Vietnam War. Click on picture on right to enlarge Click Here for Google Maps Street View of area around Ship's Mast in Ocean Springs, MS. MVVMC website Maps and Directions to visit this memorial  Bridge Console The bridge console piece of CGN- 40 USS Mississippi is now on indefinite display at the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum located at Camp Shelby, MS. It was restored by Ingalls Ship Yard in Pascagoula Mississippi and was a part of a temporary exhibit at the Old Capitol Museum but it now resides here and is on display for the public five days a week. Museum Website   Missile Launcher The forward missle launcher was located at the Homeport Naval Station in Pascagoula Ms. The base officially closed November 15, 2006.
Webmaster Note: Please let me know what you would like to see on this site. Jose’ Diaz webmaster@josediaz.net This website was created during the ship’s decommissioning and has been continually active to preserve the history of the USS Mississippi CGN-40. Thanks to Kevin Greybill and Larry Tosten for originally preserving our ship’s history.
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Ship’s Awards -Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right                          Top Row- Navy Unit Commendation (2) Second Row - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (5) - Navy Expeditionary Service Medal Third Row - National Defense Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal - Southwest Asia Service Medal (3) Fourth Row - Armed Forces Service Medal - Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (2)- Coast Guard Special Operations Ribbon Fifth Row - NATO Medal - Kwuait Liberation Medal (Saudia Arabia) - Kwuait Liberation Medal (Kwuait)  
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