The U.S. Navy with assistance from the submarine’s sponsor Elisabeth Mabus, daughter of the 75th Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, commissioned and brought to life the newest Virginia class submarine, USS Washington (SSN 787), during a ceremony on board Naval Station Norfolk, Oct. 7.
This incredibly significant moment for our country and armed services was documented in a special publication USS Washington – Preserving Peace, Prepared for War. The United States Navy League partnered with Faircount Media Group to create the publication, the same publishers that created the official commissioning publications for USS Ronald Reagan, USS John Warner, USS George H. W. Bush, USS New York, and many others.
The publication was made available to all commissioning event attendees and is now available here, in digital format. Click the magazine to begin reading.