Participants in the christening ceremony for the Aegis guided missile cruiser USS VALLEY FORGE (CG 50) pause for a group picture after the ceremony. Left to right: Julia Vadala Taft, sponsor; Patricia Goldman, matron of honor; Leonard Erb, president, Ingalls Shipbuilding; Colonel James Coates, Valley Forge Military Academy/Junior College; Deputy Secretary of Defense William H. Taft IV; Vice Admiral Harry C. Schrader Jr., commander, Naval Surface Force, US Pacific Fleet; and Captain George W. Dowell III, suprevisor of shipbuilding, Pascagoula