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Sailing Past 30 for the Ohio Class Boomers

The Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 740) returns home to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor following a strategic deterrent patrol, Jan. 28, 2014. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Ahron Arendes/Released)

By Rear Adm. Dave Kriete Commander, Submarine Group 9 Today marks an important milestone for our Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) force – the 30th anniversary of the commissioning of USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730). The ship, its crew and the ship’s sponsor, Anna Marie Laurence, are hosting a …

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Boomers on Patrol for 50+ Years Complete 4,000 Patrols

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 Adm. Cecil D. Haney Commander, U.S. Strategic CommandToday, the nation commemorates the 4,000th strategic deterrent submarine patrol with dual ceremonies at SUBASE Kings Bay, GA and SUBASE Bangor, WA. While all U.S. submarines have nuclear propulsion, the SSBNs (Ship Submersible Ballistic Nuclear), nicknamed “Boomers,” are capable of carrying ballistic missiles …

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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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