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