Michigan returns to duty

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  1. GreatAmerican

    GreatAmerican 5-Year Member

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    Conversion breathes new life into old sub


    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.

    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.