AMES, Iowa, (Sept. 2, 2015) -- From left: Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus, Iowa State President Steven Leath and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad stand next to a graphic representation of the Navy's newest Virginia-class attack submarine, the future USS Iowa (SSN 797) at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Mabus thanked the people of Iowa for their support and contributions to the Navy and discussed the special bond that exists between a state and its namesake vessel. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of ISU NROTC/Released)

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AMES, Iowa, (Sept. 2, 2015) -- From left: Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus, Iowa State President Steven Leath and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad stand next to a graphic representation of the Navy's newest Virginia-class attack submarine, the future USS Iowa (SSN 797) at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Mabus thanked the people of Iowa for their support and contributions to the Navy and discussed the special bond that exists between a state and its namesake vessel. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of ISU NROTC/Released) Stock Photo
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AMES, Iowa, (Sept. 2, 2015) -- From left: Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus, Iowa State President Steven Leath and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad stand next to a graphic representation of the Navy's newest Virginia-class attack submarine, the future USS Iowa (SSN 797) at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Mabus thanked the people of Iowa for their support and contributions to the Navy and discussed the special bond that exists between a state and its namesake vessel. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of ISU NROTC/Released)
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