WOULD YOU LIKE TO TAKE A SUBMERGED RIDE IN THE USS ILLINOIS? HERE’S HOW.
The 786 Club will be an organization of Illinois civilians and veterans that support the family and crew members of the USS Illinois during her active duty. This is similar to the 721 Club which has been supporting the USS Chicago for 28 years. The club is a personal connection between the boat and the citizens of Illinois and will provide assistance and support as may be needed by the crew from time to time.
It’s expected that the members will visit the boat at its base on a regular basis, have social events with the crew and their families and, from time to time may make exciting submerged day cruises on the boat. This has been the relationship between the 721 Club and the USS Chicago.
The following article was written about his recent visit to the USS Chicago (SSN-721) in Guam. It is highly relevant as to what is planned for the “786 Club”.