GOLDEN VALLEY - The USS Minnesota was commissioned into the Navy fleet on September 7, 2013. The Navy combat vessel will soon move its home port from Norfolk, Virginia to Groton, Connecticut.
There are 135 crew members aboard the submarine. Six sailors from the USS Minnesota stopped by the KARE 11 Studios to talk about their day to day life aboard the vessel.
Chief of the Boat Randall Reid, Agang Senior Chief Jerry Randall Mixon, Junior Officer Jonathan Trost, Supply Officer Neal Greenlund, Junior Sailor of the Year Eric Schnackenberg and Blue Jacket Shawn Ryan all visited the Toys for Tots tent.
They are also in town to make an appearance at the Sky Deck Restaurant at the Mall of America at 1 p.m. during the Army Navy Game.