3-2-1 CREW!

What is 3-2-1? It is named 3-2-1 because three rotational crews will support two Littoral Combat Ships and maintain one deployed ship. Freedom-class LCS crews are a fierce and flexible few. Here’s a guide to their names and rollover the crew cards for deployment highlights.


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What’s in a Name?

The eagle in Crew 101’s crest is a raptor – incredibly strong and fierce. The eagle is also a symbol of the United States and represents freedom…and Freedom.

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What’s in a Name?

It’s ugly, it’s mean, it’s got fangs for teeth…and it’s also the name of a legendary song by the rock band Heart. “All that night and all the next / Swam without lookin' back” – that sounds just about right for a crew that’s been around the world a time or two.

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What’s in a Name?

The original Rough Riders were exactly that – rough around the edges. But what did they have in common: they could ride horseback and they could shoot. So what does the cavalry have to do with the Navy? Teddy Roosevelt, then Assistant Secretary of the Navy, made sure the volunteer cavalry had proper uniforms and proper equipment. Just like Crew 103 – style AND substance.

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What’s in a Name?

If you’ve never played the online game God of War, you wouldn’t recognize the fierce symbol Crew 104 has chosen as their mascot. A juggernaut, of course, is a “huge, powerful, and overwhelming force.” It’s the name of a Marvel Comic Book hero. But in the God of War game, Juggernaut (formerly known as Elephantaur), is a terrifying creature that walks on its hind legs and has paws shaped like giant claws. It is covered in armor, from toe to head to trunk.

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What’s in a Name?

People underestimate the Mako shark because of its relatively small stature. But that would be a mistake. Some Mako prefer shallow water, and though they don’t like to eat people, they will aggressively attack if they think you’re in their territory. Mako sharks are the fastest species of shark in the world, and can reach a top speed of 60 miles per hour. Their usual, “slow” speed? 35 miles per hour. They eat pretty much anything, so they can survive in any kind of environment. Sound familiar? Yeah, Crew 106 thinks so too.

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What’s in a Name?

In Moby Dick, a leviathan is a great whale. In the Bible’s Book of Job, it’s a terrifying sea creature. But in Psalm 104, the leviathan is just one more creature in the ocean.

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What’s in a Name?

Warthogs are prickly creatures – in demeanor and look. Their distinctive tusks are dangerously sharp, honed by rubbing against their own mouth each time it opens and closes. They are omnivorous and will fight viciously over a mate or to protect their offspring. But their primary method of defense is a fast sprint. Another notable Warthog (or “Warhawg” - the A-10 Thunderbolt Aircraft.

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What’s in a Name?

Milwaukee is home to the venerated Iron Workers Local Union 8, chartered in 1901 as part of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental, and Reinforcing Iron Workers. Local Union 8 workers’ craftsmanship can be seen from Lambeau Field to the Milwaukee Art Museum. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better name for the first USS Milwaukee crew.