Ambassador Rakolta visits the USS New York (LPD 21)

Ambassador John Rakolta Jr and Mrs. Rakolta were welcomed on board the USS New York (LPD 21) by commanding officer Captain James Kennedy while the ship was docked in Abu Dhabi. USS New York is the fifth ship of US Navy to be named after the state of New York in honor of the victims of the September 11 attacks. Ambassador Rakolta and Mrs. Rakolta toured the ship facilities, meeting with sailors and marines, thanking them for their service to the U.S.