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SubVets of

Welcome to Submarine Veterans of Iowa! We are a statewide organization made up of both veterans and non-veterans alike, with a mission to support the morale and recreational welfare of the enlisted and officer crew of the USS Iowa SSN 797 during the construction process and throughout the lifecycle of the boat

We are the ‘Boots on the Ground’ generating awareness of the crew in support of the overall commissioning committee efforts.

How the SubVets Support USS
Iowa Crew Members

The state of Iowa has a rich history, and one of the ways the SubVets have been supporting the crew has been sending Iowa pork, beef and fresh corn-on-the-cob to Connecticut for crew BBQ’s and other events, such as the boat’s birthday in August each year. By teaming up with other veteran service organizations in Groton, CT, we provide holiday hostings for sailors with single-family homes during the holidays.

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