The crew of the submarine USS Louisiana (SSBN 743),  stationed in Bangor Washington on Kitsap Naval Base, is the fourth U.S. Naval vessel to be named in honor of the state of Louisiana, and is the eighteenth and last Trident Submarine to be commissioned.

The crew gathered for this video to send a shout-out to Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns!

In a note from the Navy Community Outreach office, Glenn Sircy thanks YOU for your support of our armed forces:

On our planet, more than 70 percent of which is covered by water, being there means having the ability to act from the sea. The Navy is uniquely positioned to be there; the world's oceans give the Navy the power to protect America's interests anywhere, and at any time. Your Navy protects and defends America on the world's oceans. Navy ships, submarines, aircraft and, most importantly, tens of thousands of America's finest young men and women are deployed around the world doing just that. They are there now. They will be there when we are sleeping tonight. They will be there every Saturday, Sunday and holiday this year. They are there around the clock, far from our shores, defending America at all times.

Thank you very much for your support of the men and women in U.S. Navy, deployed around the clock and ready to protect and defend America on the world's oceans.  -  Glenn Sircy, Navy Office of Community Outreach