# # #CONTACT: NSA Saratoga Springs, MA1(EXW) Robert Dow, Security LPO, 518-886-0200 x101 CONTACT: USS SLATER, Rosehn Gipe, Marketing Coordinator 518-431-1943
Albany, N.Y. - Naval Support Activity Saratoga Springs will commemorate the Battle of Midway on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. aboard USS SLATER in Albany. There will be a brief ceremony and wreath laying. The public is invited to attend. This year will mark the 71st Anniversary of the United States' most historically significant naval victory. The Battle of Midway occurred on June 3-7, 1942, changing the tide of the war in the Pacific. The U.S. Fleet inflicted the first major defeat of the Imperial Japanese Navy in the waters off a small Pacific Atoll. Their daring combination of intelligence, tactics, courage, and sacrifice forever changed the course of the war and world history. NSA Saratoga Springs' primary mission is to provide operational support to NPTU Ballston Spa and to perform host command functions. Secondary missions include providing services to all Department of Defense personnel in the New York state capital area, Massachusetts, and Vermont. USS SLATER, a National Historic Landmark, is the only restored World War II destroyer escort afloat in America. The ship is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is charged. For more information please visit the website at http://www.ussslater.org/.