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Montrose Students Learn More About Submarine Sailors

MONTROSE, Colo - Four U.S. Navy crew members of the new nuclear attack submarine named after our state stopped by Montrose High School Wednesday morning. 

Two Machinist Mates, a Sonar Technician, and an Electrician's Mate from the U.S.S. Colorado nuclear submarine led the discussion in the school's cafeteria.

Students had their questions answered straight from the source from what the months-long deployment can be like. 

The crew tells us that speaking with high school students about their experience can open them up to enlisting in the navy. 

"I think it's awesome that we get to come here to show them what we do, but also, to connect to Colorado as our name-state. It gives us that chance to come out here and connect with the community", says Alexander Gilbert the Sonar Technician 2nd Class on the U.S.S. Colorado

"They might finally make the decision if they're on the fence, like, 'Hey I think can handle being on a submarine. That's a group I want to be a part of", says Robert Cooper the Electrician's Mate 3rd Class on the U.S.S. Colorado.

The U.S.S. Colorado was commissioned in March. It's a nuclear submarine that is considered the most modern in the world. It features a camera system on board replacing traditional periscopes controlled by XBOX controllers.

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