By the Numbers: 4,000 Patrols of Strategic Deterrence

Today, the nation commemorates the 4000th strategic deterrent submarine patrol by conducting dual ceremonies at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga., and SUBASE Bangor, Wash.

What is a strategic deterrent submarine patrol and why does it matter? Check out the infographic below for the answer.

You can also read Adm. Cecil Haney’s (Commander, U.S. Strategic Command) blog “Boomers on Patrol for 50+ Years Complete 4,000 Patrols” for more information.

WASHINGTON (September 19, 2014) An infographic explaining the importance of the 4,000th strategic deterrence patrol. (U.S. Navy photo illustration by Khanh Hong/Released)