PCU Mississippi SSN 782

Daily Point of Light # 4599 Sep 22, 2011

The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Mississippi, a submarine for the U.S. Navy, has an average of 55 volunteers who together, have accomplished 866 hours of community service since the inception of the program in October 2010.
The crew volunteers in many ways; from assisting the elderly, veterans and active duty troops stationed overseas, to assisting in educating school age children from kindergarten to fifth grade.
The PCU Mississippi’s community service program directly benefited more than 10,000 local people in the New London County area in 2010. The program improved the quality of life for military veterans, children, low income families, elderly, and the Mississippi cities of Groton, New London, Norwich, Mystic and Ledyard.
PCU Mississippi packed and delivered holiday meal kits to less fortunate military families for Christmas and Thanksgiving, provided cooking, cleaning and helped raise donations and provide support to children participating in a bowling contest at the Special Olympics.
No other submarine has had a community service program during the building of their ship. PCU Mississippi’s crew volunteers have completed more community service as a sea going command than all of the large shore facilities in their area. That is why the crew volunteers of the PCU Mississippi are Daily Points of Light.