STORY AND PHOTOS BY KAREN BOSSICK

Idaho may be landlocked. But it’s still managed to play an outsized role in U.S. Naval history from hosting the largest unmanned submarine in the world in its waters to Sun Valley’s role as a convalescent center for Navy soldiers during World War II.

“Idaho has had much more to do with the Navy than most other states,” said retired U.S. Navy Capt. Richard Colburn.

Colburn, chairman of the USS IDAHO SSN 799 Commissioning Committee, spent the past two weeks in Sun Valley with two of the culinary specialists aboard the new submarine as they learned about Idaho food and Idaho cooking in a unique partnership with the Sun Valley Culinary Institute…. [Link]