The Norfolk-based ship is on a five-month humanitarian mission to Latin America called Operation Enduring Promise.
For at least the second time in three years, a security barrier was activated as an otherwise cleared person tried to enter.
The statue at Utah Beach is the first one located outside the United States.
Lopez most recently served as the NCIS executive assistant director for national security.
The USS Paul Ignatius is named for the 59th Secretary of the Navy (1967-69) during President Lyndon Johnson's Administration.
Nearly 3,000 members of the Navy, Marines and Coast Guard are expected in the city as part of the week-long affair.
Naval Academy midshipmen clocked their climb at the Herndon Monument at 1 hour and 5 minutes.
Five years after he became superintendent, Vice Adm. Walter "Ted" Carter will step down this summer.
The Naval Academy announced the nomination of Rear Adm. Sean S. Buck to become the 63rd Naval Academy superintendent.
Pence delivered care packages, took photos and chatted with the spouses of deployed service members.