PORTAGE - The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor is slated to host Indiana’s first U.S. Navy vessel commissioning ceremony. The Navy will commission the USS Indianapolis littoral combat ship in October at the port's facility on Lake Michigan. 

The commissioning of USS Indianapolis will mark the fourth time a U.S. Navy vessel will bear the name of Indiana’s capital city.

"As Governor and as a veteran of the United States Navy, it is a great honor to celebrate and commemorate the lives of all who have served on the first three Indianapolis ships,” Governor Eric Holcomb said in a news release. “The USS Indianapolis (LCS 17) will be a proud representation of the spirit of service embodied in the lives those of us who have called Indiana and Indianapolis our home.”