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First Enlisted Women to Serve on Submarines Announced

By Rear Admiral Chas Richard Commander, Submarine Group Ten; Enlisted Women in Submarines Task Force Commander History continues to be made in the submarine force as the first enlisted female Sailors to serve on submarines have been selected.  NAVADMIN 142/15 lists the 38 Chiefs and Petty Officers selected to report …

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Sustaining the World’s Most Capable Submarine Force

By Rear Admiral Charles A. “Chas” Richard Commander, Submarine Group 10; Enlisted Women in Submarines Task Force Commander Today, an historical NAVADMIN was released, and I’m pleased to announce that the Navy will commence integration of enlisted women into the submarine service.  Integrating female enlisted Sailors into the Submarine Force …

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Long Before Nuclear Power, There Was Turtle Power

By Elizabeth MurphyDirector of EducationSubmarine Force Museum and Historic Ship Nautilus (SSN 571)  On 17 July 1785, Thomas Jefferson wrote to his friend and colleague George Washington, requesting “you to be so kind as to communicate to me what you can recollect of Bushnel’s experiments in submarine navigation during the …

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The Continuing Role of Strategic Deterrence and How the United States Navy Meets the Demands

By VADM Terry Benedict, Director Strategic Systems Programs and RADM Dave Johnson, Program Executive Officer, Submarines Fifty-four years ago this week,  USS George Washington (SSBN-598) made history when it successfully launched two Polaris A1 missiles off Cape Canaveral, bringing to fruition a remarkable research and development effort composed of Navy and industry …

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Timing The Opening Of A New Maritime Crossroad: The Arctic

Ship's Serviceman Seaman Recruit Jamal Powell, left, and Seaman Recruit Stephen Harmon stand forward lookout watch aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) as the ship navigates an ice field north of Iceland.

By Rear Adm. Jon White Oceanographer & Navigator of the Navy, Director Task Force Climate Change   The loss of seasonal sea ice in the Arctic will have ramifications for the U.S. Navy in terms of future missions, force structure, training and investments. To get a better handle on planning …

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Nearly 60 Years On, America’s Nuclear Subs Remain Technological Marvels

n this file photo taken Jan. 21, 1954, the nuclear-powered submarine USS Nautilus (SSN 571) slips into the Thames River.

By Lt. Cmdr. Ben Amdur Officer in Charge of the Historic Ship Nautilus (SSN 571) and the Director of the Submarine Force Museum On Nov. 2, 2013 Precommissioning Unit North Dakota (SSN 784) will be christened at the Electric Boat Ship Yard in Groton, Conn., launching the most advanced submarine in …

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Your Navy TODAY – Philippines Sea, Italy, Atlantic Ocean

On any given day, in your Navy, our team of more than 600,000 professional Sailors and civilians are working together around the globe to perform our mission: deter aggression and, if deterrence fails, win our Nation’s wars. It is not possible to share every aspect of this global team but, …

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Navy Responds to Debate Over the Size of the SSBN Force

The Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Rhode Island (SSBN 740) returns to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay after three months at sea, March 20, 2013. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James Kimber/Released)

By Rear Adm. Richard Breckenridge Director, Undersea Warfare, OPNAV N97 There has been a good deal of conversation recently debating the size of the Navy’s ballistic missile submarine force and need for a nuclear deterrent. Some of the information used in this reporting references SSBN patrol data available to the …

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