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#WARFIGHTING – Submarines: A Community Like No Other

The Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Virginia (SSN 774) cruises through the Mediterranean while on a scheduled deployment within the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. Virginia is home ported in Groton, Conn., and is the lead boat of the Virginia-class of submarines. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Pittman/Released)

October is #Warfighting month focusing on Navy Warfighters, a fast and flexible force deployed worldwide to preserve peace, protect commerce, and deter aggression on, above, and below the sea. We asked Commander Dave Adams, Commanding Officer of USS Santa Fe, to talk about his perspective of serving onboard a U.S. Navy submarine. …

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#WARFIGHTING – The Submarine Community

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October is #Warfighting month focusing on Navy Warfighters, a fast and flexible force deployed worldwide to preserve peace, protect commerce, and deter aggression on, above, and below the sea. This is another in a series of blogs highlighting different enlisted ratings found in your Navy. Here we take at jobs …

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Next Generation Ohio-Class

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  This blog was written by Rear Adm. Barry Bruner, Director, Undersea Warfare, in advance of this week’s Joint Undersea Warfare Technology Fall Conference at Naval Submarine Base New London.  This week’s Joint Undersea Warfare Technology conference will be a great opportunity to study and discuss the submarine force’s capabilities as …

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Plank Owner’s Perspective – USS Mississippi (SSN 782)

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A plankowner for the future USS Mississippi (SSN 782) and native of the state for which she is named, Sonar Technician 1st Class Joshua Bordelon is a third generation Sailor to serve in the U.S. Navy. His father served in the Submarine force and his grandfather served during the Korean War. A Sailor for more than 13 years, STS1 Bordelon talks about what it means to him to be serving aboard this new submarine. A ship whose pedigree includes a sidewheel frigate that saw action in the Civil War and a World War II battleship that earned eight battle stars.

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