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Five Things to Know About USS Illinois (SSN 786)

GROTON, Conn. (Aug. 1, 2016) The future USS Illinois (SSN 786) conducts sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of General Dynamics Electric Boat/Released)

The Virginia-class attack submarine USS Illinois (SSN 786) was commissioned during a ceremony at Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut, Oct. 29, 2016, which you can watch here. Here are five things that you should know about the U.S. Navy’s newest fast attack submarine: 1. Namesake: USS Illinois is named after the …

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Faces of the Fleet

“Faces of the Fleet” is a collection of images of Sailors serving our country in the greatest and most technologically advanced Navy in the world. These fine men and women are leading from the deck plates and completing missions around the globe. This is your fleet and these are your …

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USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) Joins the U.S. Navy’s Fleet

Balloons fly and the crowd applauds as the Navy's newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), is brought to life during a commissioning ceremony at North Locust Point in Baltimore.

Our newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) joined the U.S. Navy’s fleet when it was commissioned into active service Oct. 15 in Baltimore, Maryland.   “On behalf of the U.S. Naval Surface Force, I proudly accept ownership of the Navy’s newest ship to the fleet.” – Vice Adm. …

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Faces of the Fleet

“Faces of the Fleet” is a collection of images of Sailors serving our country in the greatest and most technologically advanced Navy in the world. These fine men and women are leading from the deck plates and completing missions around the globe. This is your fleet and these are your …

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