Welcome Home to the Future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001)

SAN DIEGO HARBOR – (Dec. 7, 2018) The Pre-Commissioning Unit Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) cruises under the Coronado Bridge in San Diego Bay, Dec. 7. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jacob I. Allison)

The future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) arrived at its new homeport in San Diego, Dec. 7. The future USS Michael Monsoor is the second ship in the Zumwalt-class of guided-missile destroyers and will undergo a combat availability and test period. The ship is scheduled to be commissioned into the Navy Jan. 26, 2019, in Coronado.

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Originally from upstate New York, Dani Schwartz has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is thrilled to call Coronado home and raise her two children here. In her free time enjoys hitting the gym, reading, and walking her dog around the “island.”Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: manager@coronadotimes.com