Miss Virginia Visits USS Virginia

Miss Virginia Visits USS Virginia

The current reigning Miss Virginia visited the crew of the Virginia-class attack submarine USS Virginia (SSN 774) May 29 in Groton.

Elizabeth Crot reflected on the opportunity to visit her namesake state’s submarine.

“What an awesome tradition to be able to share with my former Miss Virginia sisters. My father works with submarines in Norfolk. Thank you for this incredible opportunity,” said Crot.

In addition to visiting with crew members of USS Virginia, also toured Naval Submarine Base New London and Naval Submarine School trainers.

“My next stop was an excellent tour of the Naval Submarine School trainers where I was able to witness firsthand what the next generation of enlisted and officer submariners are learning,” said Crot. “Your students are the future of the Submarine Force and it was an absolute joy to meet with them.”

Crot’s last stop during her visit to Groton was to meet with toddlers at the Naval Submarine Base New London’s Child Development Center.

I visited the youngsters at a most opportune time in their daily schedules, which was immediately after their nap time and right about the time they received their afternoon snacks,” said Crot. “During my visit I was provided an opportunity to read one of their favorite books to them. These youngsters are children of active-duty service members assigned to both Naval Submarine Base New London and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.”

Crot added that spending time with these children reminded her of the sacrifices military families make every day.

Naval Today Staff , June 3, 2012; Image: US Navy

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