USS Montpelier Deploys
The Navy website has a good picture of USS Montpelier (SSN 765) pulling out of Norfolk to deploy with the Harry S Truman Strike Group yesterday:
Submariners looking at the picture will see that the boat is being pushed to port by the tug tied up at the bow; those not as familiar with how a submarine leaves the pier might just focus on the personnel on the bridge, and wonder, "Is anyone driving that thing?":
Assuming all goes well, Montpelier and her crew should next be in the news whenever they're about to relieve the Enterprise Strike Group in the Middle East sometime next month, and we'll get the standard "we're about to attack Iran" stories that accompany any carrier relief in the Fifth Fleet.