Michelle Obama: ‘Beyond proud’ at US Navy submarine ceremony

Michelle Obama: ‘Beyond proud’ at US Navy submarine ceremony


“IT TAKES MORE THAN GREAT MATERIALS TO MAKE A GREAT SHIP. THAT’S WHY TODAY, THE OUTSTANDING SAILORS WHO SERVE ON IT. THE NAVY HAS A NEW SUBMARINE – THE USS ILLINOIS. IT WAS COMMISSIONED YESTERDAY IN CONNECTICUT. FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA – THE SPONSOR OF THE BOAT – SAID SHE WAS BEYOND PROUD TO TAKE PART IN THE SPECIAL CEREMONY. (FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA) “OFFICERS AND CREW OF THE USS ILLINOIS, MAN OUR SHIP AND BRING HER TO LIFE!” AND WITH THAT SERVICE FOR THE NAVY’S NEWEST SUBMARINE. . BUILT IN CONNECTICUT BY ELECTRIC BOAT. . AS WELL AS IN RHODE ISLAND AND VIRGINIA BY NEWPORT NEWS THE ROLE WE PLAYED IN DESIGNING AND BUILDING THIS 13TH SHIP OF THE VIRGINIA CLASS, THE NEWEST AND MOST CAPABLE SUBMARINE IN THE UNITED STATES NAVY FLEET.” THE TWO-POINT-SEVEN BILLION DOLLAR SUBMARINE IS NEEDED TO BEGIN REPLACING SUBMARINES THAT SERVED DURING THE COLD WAR. (CAPTAIN JESS ASSEMBLY OF INANIMATE OBJECTS. IT IS THE CREW THAT BUILDS THE SHIP TO LIFE, ANIMATING EVERY ASPECT OF THE SHIP.” CAPTAIN PORTER TIRELESSLY AS THE SUB WAS BUILT AND THEIR FAMILIES HAVE SACRIFICED. THE FIRST LADY. . WHO IS FROM CHICAGO. . HAS MADE SUPPORTING MILITARY FAMILIES HER PRIORITY.

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