The politico's in DC from New Mexico have been advertising
this fact for weeks now, and talking about other/earlier
ships that have been named for cities in NM. Gives 'em
something to 'honk their horns' about.
SECNAV England announced that the next nuclear-powered, fast- attack Virginia Class Submarine is to be named NEW MEXICO in recognition of the Land of Enchantment and the people of New Mexico [including those residing in Tularosa ]
Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas...JP