USS Indiana, the third submarine to bear the name and third vessel to be named for the state, was brought to life by its sponsor, Diane K. Donald, wife of retired Adm. Kirkland Donald, the former director of Naval Nuclear Propulsion and Commander, Submarine Forces.
Cmdr. David Grogan relieved Capt. Jesse Zimbauer as commanding officer of Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Indiana (SSN 789), Oct. 12, during a change of command ceremony at the Eli Hall on Naval Station Norfolk.
Cmdr. David Fassel relieved Cmdr. Mike Grubb as commanding officer of the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Newport News (SSN 750), April 23, 2019, during a change of command ceremony held at Pier 3, on Naval Station Norfolk.
When Julianne Obedicen joined the U.S. Navy, she thought she would only fulfill her four-year contract. Now, six and a half years later, she serves as an Information Systems Technician (IT) at Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic (COMSUBLANT).
Living and working on the submarine can be challenging; but working under the water can be even more unforgiving. For the Sailors who navigate under the waves, not just on top of them, the notoriety that comes after diving from a U.S. Navy submarine is well worth the difficult training.