The Navy christened the USS Iowa (SSN 797), a new Virginia-class submarine, at a ceremony in Connecticut's Groton.

Christie Vilsack, an Iowa native and education advisor, sponsored the submarine and broke a wine bottle across its bow.

Vilsack's husband, Tom, served as the Iowa Governor and is currently Biden's Ag Secretary.

The USS Iowa is the fourth vessel of the U.S. Navy and the first submarine named after a state.

Virginia-class submarines are designed for missions in littoral and deep waters around the world.

These submarines contribute to regional stability and peace within the boundaries of international law.

The USS Iowa is equipped with capabilities that enable it to fulfill various missions effectively.

The submarine's construction focuses on operating in different areas to maintain future peace.

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