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The anchor and four stars denote USS OMAHA as being the fourth vessel to bear that name. The railroad tracks symbolize the first Transcontinental Railroad and the Union Pacific Railroad which provided an essential development boom for the city.
Light Blue denotes the City of Omaha’s location on the Missouri River, 10 miles north of the Platte River, making the City the anchor of the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area. The shield shape is reminiscent of the prow of LCS 12 and further resembles the home plate of a baseball field from the College World Series, held every year in Omaha. The blue arrowhead alludes to the patch of the USS OMAHA (SSN 692) and honors the various Native American tribes that lived in the land that became Omaha. The Sunburst suggest the one displayed on the City of Omaha flag and is symbolic of the westward migration of settlers that flowed through the City.

USS OMAHA was built at Austal shipyard in Mobile, AL. The vessel's keel was laid down on 18 February 2015 and launched on 20 November 2015. Omaha was christened on 19 December 2015. The ship's sponsor was Omaha philanthropist Susie Buffett. The ship was commissioned at San Diego, California on 3 February 2018.

On February 15, 2012, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Omaha as the name for USS Omaha (LCS 12), the U.S Navy’s newest addition to its fleet of independence-class Littoral Combat Ships. The ship name honors the citizens of Omaha, Nebraska, and their continued support to our nation’s military, it is the forth Navy ship to represent the Nebraska City.

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