YOU’RE INVITED

YOU'RE INVITED

Saturday 16 March * FREE * Viewing of the Christening of the USS Idaho and a pre-release sampling of the USS Idaho BEER !  Just show up at the Museum of Idaho between 6:00 and 6:30 p.m. to enjoy the festivities and celebrate the Christening of the

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Impact on the Submarine Force?

Impact on the Submarine Force?

The U.S. Navy has announced a major change in recruitment policy in response to low recruitment dating back to the start of the COVID 19 pandemic. Recruitment problems then was attributed to lack of face-to-face interaction. Missing recruiting goals was further exacerbated by the disqualifying of 71%

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Subvets at the Soup Kitchen

Subvets at the Soup Kitchen

Hawkbill Base members prepared and served lunch at the Idaho Falls Soup Kitchen on 18 January. Under the Direction of Chef Marty, Hawkbill members, spouses and friends served up Chicken, Carrot medley, BBQ Beans, Salad and Peaches. Hawkbill Subvets also help the Idaho Falls Soup Kitchen through

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New Class of Japanese Submarines with VLS

New Class of Japanese Submarines with VLS

Kawasaki Heavy Industry (KHI) has announced a new class of submarine to succeed the Taigei-class submarines currently the newest class in the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF). Several new features are… Propulsion will be Diesel Electric. KHI has highlighted several key points in the new class,

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Bad Guy Sub

Bad Guy Sub

The Coast Guard reported the seizure of more than 9 tons of cocaine in the Pacific off of Mexico, Central America and South America in November with an estimated street value of more than 239 million dollars. The largest single seizure was of 5,500 pounds found on

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Lunch with the Captain part 1

Lunch with the Captain part 1

Lunch with the Captain part 1 Members of the USS Idaho Commissioning Committee look on as Commander Leslie conducts a Q & A with Hawkbill members. They are Left to Right Russel Johnson, Richard Colburn, and former Idaho Governor Dirk Kempthorne

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Lunch with the Captain

Lunch with the Captain

On 30 November members of the Hawkbill Base (sub vets of eastern Idaho) met with the Commanding Officer of the USS Idaho SSN 799. Commander Randall Leslie (right) provided a summary of the construction up to this point, an estimated time frame of next milestones and then

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