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Why does Idaho have a nuclear submarine named after it? Navy history goes way back.

Why does Idaho have a nuclear submarine named after it? Navy history goes way back.

Other than the Port of Lewiston, which happens to be the most inland port on the West Coast, Idaho is otherwise a landlocked state. You might think, “Why in the heck would Idaho have a Naval vessel named after it?” “It’s because of the absolute DNA of the Navy in Idaho,” former Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne told me in an interview. Kempthorne is chairman of the commissioning advisory committee for the USS Idaho, the newest nuclear submarine that will be joining the U.S. Navy fleet.


USS Idaho To Be Christened

USS Idaho To Be Christened

The U.S. Navy's newest Virginia-class submarine, the future USS IDAHO, will be formally christened and named on March 16 at General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard in Groton, Conn.


Free Screening of "Idaho's Nuclear Navy" and Panel Discussion - Egyptian Theatre in Boise - March 11, 2024

Free Screening of "Idaho's Nuclear Navy" and Panel Discussion - Egyptian Theatre in Boise - March 11, 2024

Join us at the Egyptian Theatre in Boise for a screening of "Idaho's Nuclear Navy" on March 11. Doors open at 5:30 PM. Presentation and Q&A begin at 6:15 PM.


USS IDAHO Christening Date Set in March - Local News 8

USS IDAHO Christening Date Set in March - Local News 8

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Next month, the U.S. Navy's newest Virginia-class submarine, the future USS IDAHO, will be formally christened and named. It will happen on March 16 at General Dynamics Electric Boat Shipyard in Groton, Connecticut.


U.S. Navy Submarine, the Future USS IDAHO to be Christened on Saturday, March 16, 2024

U.S. Navy Submarine, the Future USS IDAHO to be Christened on Saturday, March 16, 2024

The U.S. Navy's newest Virginia-class submarine, the future USS IDAHO (SSN 799), will be formally christened and named on Saturday, March 16, 2024 at General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard in Groton, Connecticut.


A Naval Powerhouse in Our Backyard: The USS IDAHO Prepares to Set Sail from Groton on its Maiden Voyage

A Naval Powerhouse in Our Backyard: The USS IDAHO Prepares to Set Sail from Groton on its Maiden Voyage

Groton, CT - On the bank of the Thames River, The USS Idaho (SSN-799), a Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarine, awaits its momentous launch from General Dynamics’ Electric Boat shipbuilders. This event, expected in early 2024, marks not just the birth of a powerful vessel, but also a testament to the cutting-edge engineering and shipbuilding prowess right here in our own backyard.


PCU IDAHO Welcomes New Executive Officer LCDR Justin DeVillar

PCU IDAHO Welcomes New Executive Officer LCDR Justin DeVillar

Lieutenant Commander Justin DeVillar Executive Officer Pre Commissioning Unit (PCU) IDAHO SSN 799


Watch Idaho Public Television's "Nuclear Navy" and Learn About Idaho's Contribution to the U.S. Navy in the Past, Present, and Future

Watch Idaho Public Television's "Nuclear Navy" and Learn About Idaho's Contribution to the U.S. Navy in the Past, Present, and Future

Learn about Idaho’s part in creating the U.S. Nuclear Navy. Idaho Public Television accompanied the commanding officer of the USS IDAHO submarine and some of its crew to the Acoustic Research Detachment in North Idaho to tell the story of the USS IDAHO, a Virginia-class attack submarine currently under construction. Watch now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7EuvozVHxI


In 2023, the Navy’s ‘silent service’ started making noise

In 2023, the Navy’s ‘silent service’ started making noise

The advent of AUKUS has brought the Navy's submarine community into the national spotlight and that has led it to breakaway from its historical silence.


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