Navy Gets Attack Submarine Sponsored by Michelle Obama

Posted August 29, 2016 at 4:45am

Military.com reports that “An attack submarine sponsored by first lady Michelle Obama, to be named for her home state, has been delivered to the U.S. Navy.”

“Submarine builder General Dynamics Electric Boat, based in Groton, Conn., delivered the submarine that will become the USS Illinois to the Navy on Aug. 27, after nearly five and a half years of construction.”

“The submarine will become the USS Illinois (SSN 786) and begin its active service at a commissioning ceremony in Groton on Oct. 29.”