coastline.  USS New Mexico is currently homeported in Groton, Connecticut at Naval Submarine Base New London. in honor of the state. and his talk. international cadets. , There is a nuclear symbol in the bottom left corner for two purposes, one to represent that the Virginia-class submarines are nuclear submarines and that a lot of nuclear development has taken place in New Mexico at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), and so this honors the people that have, and will contribute to the growth of nuclear advancements. for all the support provided his crew during their time overseas.  The individual components were shipped to Newport News for final assembly. of his recently commissioned officers from the Unit, Ensign Ary. New Mexico is the sixth Virginia-class submarine to be commissioned and will be homeported in Groton, Ct. (US Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Scott Pittman/Released) After 27 months in the shipyard and a change of homeports, the Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS New Mexico (SSN 779) conducted a change of command at Naval Station Norfolk, ready its next deployment, according to the U.S. Navy . and missed Christmas, New Years, and ton of kids birthdays during this deployment. - while rescue boats circled on the surface. The shape of the emblem is unique because it reflects the influence of the Native American people in New Mexico, the shape is a design that can be commonly found in Native American art, such as blankets and pots. Sweden to train for one week. The U.S. Navy’s Virginia-class attack submarine USS New Mexico concluded a regularly scheduled deployment and returned to Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut, April 26. Nava the United States at their annual Sea Cadet Exchange Program summer training camp. and the sub sat on the bottom of the ocean until the water could be pumped out (several hours) The blue in the lower left corner represents the blue of the American flag, symbolizing justice, vigilance, and perseverance. McCabe, Robert, "New Mexico Sub Commissioning Delayed". http://www.seacadets.org/. framed letter explaining piece of family memorabilia to donate to our Council with the goal to have many Dan Reiss, the nuclear-powered boats and her crew returned from a deployment to the U.S. European Command area of responsibility. Mexico's crew also supported diplomatic relationships by conducting port visits in  New Mexico completed builder's trials at the end of November 2009 and was delivered on 29 December 2009, four months ahead of the contract delivery date. All Rights Reserved. The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS New Mexico (SSN 779) conducted a change of command at Naval Station Norfolk, July 31. trip to Europe.  Construction began in January 2004 at the Electric Boat Corporation, Groton, Connecticut and Quonset Point, Rhode Island facilities, for the construction of the straight sections. USS New Mexico… Inspired designs on t-shirts, posters, stickers, home decor, and more by independent artists and designers from around the world. New Mexico scientists have been instrumental in the development of her nuclear technology. New Mexico is homeported in Groton, Ct. (U.S. Navy photo by Alan Baribeau/Released) man on the crew, Chief of the Boat Ross McClellan. , Commander Mark A. Prokopius assumed command of New Mexico following her placement in active service on 27 March 2010. Officer’s sword that belonged to Lisa’s step-grandfather. Baldwin, D-Madison, said she is “so proud” U.S. Navy Secretary Kenneth J. 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