Design The Ship's Crest For SSN 779 Contest
The New Mexico Council of the Navy League, apparently in conjunction with the Navy, is hosting a contest for New Mexico residents to submit ideas for the ship's crest and motto for PCU New Mexico (SSN 779). (The story about the contest in a local paper currently has a spectacularly inappropriate photo accompanying the article.)
The Navy League page has a description of the symbolism of USS Santa Fe's patch, as well as some other sub's crests (including USS Connecticut's, which I "helped" design -- that is, the CO asked me if I thought it looked OK, and I said yes).
If retired sub-blogger NM Bubblehead is still around, he should enter. I'm not a New Mexico resident, so I can't submit my idea -- I'm especially proud of the proposed motto:
Standing by for incoming fire from Virginia class submarine fans...