sponsor http://wamc.org en First Lady Sponsoring Future Navy Submarine http://wamc.org/post/first-lady-sponsoring-future-navy-submarine <p>First lady Michelle&nbsp;Obama is sponsoring a future Navy submarine named after her home state.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Tristan O&rsquo;Neill reports&hellip;</p><p>The White House said Tuesday that the first lady has accepted an invitation to be the sponsor of the future USS Ilinois, a Virginia-class submarine being built in Groton, Conn., and Newport News, Va. The new attack submarine is expected to join the fleet in late 2015.</p><p>As sponsor, Mrs. Obama will be involved in the life of the submarine and establish a special link to the ship&#39;s sailors and their families.</p> Tue, 29 May 2012 12:03:33 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 39931 at http://wamc.org First Lady Sponsoring Future Navy Submarine