US Vice President visits JBLE

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  • By Senior Airman Derek Seifert
  • 633rd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

U.S. Vice President Michael R. Pence stopped over at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia on April 29, 2017 before traveling to Newport News to attend the christening ceremony for the U.S. Navy's newest attack submarine, the USS Indiana.

Upon his arrival, Pence was greeted on the Langley flightline by Col. Caroline Miller, 633rd ABW commander, and U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Kennon Arnold, 633rd Air Base Wing command chief.    

Before traveling to the shipyard, Pence visited with and posed with Airmen for a photo.

The Navy christened its newest Virginia-class fast attack submarine, the USS Indiana (SSN 789), at Huntington Ingalls Shipyard in Newport News, Virginia. Indiana is the 16th Virginia-class fast attack submarine.

The ceremony has been a tradition of in the United States Navy since its beginning. 

The Vice President was the keynote speaker for the ceremony.