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USS North Dakota Crew Visits State

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The newest ship of the of the United State Navy is named after the 39th state.

USS North Dakota is the second naval ship to be named after the state.

The ship will be the first submarine equipped with two "six shooter" large missile tubes each armed with six Tomahawk cruise missiles.

14 officers and 120 enlisted men will be traveling the globe serving our country.

Two members of the crew are excited for the deployment and have enjoyed working with the state on the ship they will be calling home for the foreseeable future.

(Richard Hicks, Crew Member, USS North Dakota) "The same level of pride they have, we have and it's really good. Everybody is on the same page and very proud of the ship and can't wait to get it out to see."

(Robert Anderson, Crew Member, USS North Dakota) "I'm honored to be here right now and I just think that what the submarine means to everyone around here is exceptional and its inspiring. I am glad to be a part of the crew."

The sub is expected be commissioned around the beginning of 2014.

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