Michigan returns to duty

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    Conversion breathes new life into old sub

    http://www.navytimes.com/news/2007/06/ap_michigan_070613/


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    Sailors race to board the USS Michigan on June 12 during a return-to-service ceremony to celebrate its conversion to a guided-missile submarine. The Bangor, Wash.-based Michigan was transformed from a Trident missile sub, equipped to carry nuclear missiles, to one capable of using conventional Tomahawk cruise missiles and supporting special operations forces.

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    Sailor Michael Heffner smiles June 12 as he tugs on a line in an attempt to break free the admiral's flag during a return-to-service ceremony for the submarine Michigan. The afternoon fanfare marked the end of a $1 billion, three-year modification process.
     

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