The U.S. Navy is commissioning the USS Billings this morning. This day has culminated from months of preparation, and has been years in the making.

From All Hands via YouTube:

The United States Navy will commission USS Billings (LCS15), a Freedom Class Littoral Combat Ship, on August third at 1000 eastern. Billings is the first ship named after Billings, Montana. The ship's sponsor, Shirley Tester, will bring the ship to life.

Click below to watch the commissioning ceremony, from KTVQ.