A total of 17 crewmembers from the USS La Jolla visited inquisitive students at Friday morning. The La Jolla is in San Diego for a namesake port visit and to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its commissioning. The ship arrived at Naval Base Point Loma on Wednesday morning and the crew of 140 had several planned stops including at and the VA San Diego Healthcare System hospital.
Students asked many questions including "are your uniforms comfortable?" "can you have pets on the submarine?" and "what is it like to be in the submarine?" They were really surprised to hear that crewmember Lt. j.g. Travis Dziubla attended . The diverse crew comes from 39 states and two U.S. territories.
The USS La Jolla is a fast-attack submarine and capable of supporting missions including anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface ship warfare, strike, naval special warfare involving special operations forces, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, according to the Navy. The USS La Jolla was commissioned on Sept. 30, 1981.
Photos of the submarine's arrival into San Diego .