The Lexington news website KyForward today produced a great story about a nuclear submarine that I had no notion even existed. The USS Kentucky is an Ohio-class sub, 560 feet long, 42 feet in diameter and housing a crew of 160 men and women. The USS Kentucky’s primary mission is as a “strategic nuclear deterrent,” designed to “provide a credible launch platform for ballistic missiles from seas.” And if that were not interesting enough, it is actually currently commanded by a UK grad, US Navy Commander Jeffrey Smith.
Smith is a huge UK fan who, in addition to his regular duties, oh…I dont know…watching over a NUCLEAR SUBMARINE. As such, he knows that it is important that we integrate UK sports love into everything we do. For Commander Smith, that means implementing “Go Big Blue” as the ship’s rallying cry. Every time Commander Smith has an announcement, he ends it by saying, “Go Big Blue”, at which point the rest of the crew responds with, “Go Big Blue!” Of all the various ways in which Big Blue love is shown, that may be one of my most favorite and the site of 160 military members shouting “Go Big Blue” together would make me very happy.
To read more about the USS Kentucky, click here.
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