Governor Youngkin visits Naval Station Norfolk to send off Sailors, tour USS Arlington

Posted at 8:46 AM, Mar 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-10 17:20:18-05

NORFOLK, Va. - Governor Glenn Youngkin visited Naval Station Norfolk early Thursday morning for a tour of the USS Arlington.

While visiting, the governor delivered remarks to the crew, thanked them for their service and wished them well on their upcoming deployment.

The USS Arlington is part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group, which has been doing work-ups in preparation for its upcoming planned deployment with a tentative departure date of March 16.

The deployment includes 400 Sailors and 600 Marines.

Youngkin's visit came a week after he signed his first veto that would block a measure that would have allowed Arlington County's governing board to hire an independent policing auditor.

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News 3 reporter Penny Kmitt was there to capture the moment and ask Gov. Youngkin a few questions.