Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, sent a letter to Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer asking the Navy to consider naming a ship the U.S.S. Fort Wayne.
In a statement, Congressman Banls said that “the greater Fort Wayne area produces many key naval capabilities, and several national security leaders hail from northeast Indiana”. Banks added that he asked the Navy to consider naming a combat ship the U.S.S. Fort Wayne “in honor of northeast Indiana’s national security contributions".