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Ohio Replacement Class SSBNs an Essential Investment

By Rear Adm. Barry L. Bruner Director, Undersea Warfare Division (N97) As our nation debates future defense spending, a healthy dialogue concerning future capabilities, size and value of the nation’s nuclear weapons and the Navy’s ballistic missile submarine force continues to grow. As long as nuclear weapons remain in the hands …

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Meet SSN 785 – The Navy’s 12th Virginia-Class Submarine

The keel for John Warner (SSN 785) will be laid March 16 at 11 a.m. EDT. Although John Warner is already under construction, the keel laying is the symbolic beginning of a ship’s construction. You can watch this ceremony live at www.livestream.com/usnavy.  This blog will help you prepare for the …

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Department of the Navy Response to Sequestration

Sequestration

This message was sent to all Navy and Marine units by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus. On March 1, sequestration was enacted — necessitating the following actions: DTG 022300Z Mar 13 FM SECNAV WASHINGTON DC TO ALNAV INFO SECNAV WASHINGTON DC CMC WASHINGTON DC CNO WASHINGTON DC BT UNCLAS …

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Ohio Replacement Class – a Collaborative Effort

In his previous blog concerning the Ohio Replacement program, Rear Adm. Barry Bruner, Director of Undersea Warfare, discussed the need for continued sea-based deterrence, how the Ohio Replacement SSBN will meet this need, how we are going to build an Ohio Replacement at the most responsible cost, and the basis …

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Warfighting First – Expanding the Navigation Plan

“Warfighting has to be first because this country evaluates us based on our effectiveness as warfighters. Every Sailor and Navy civilian should understand their job and how it fits into our overall mission.” Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations The Navy’s primary mission is warfighting and all efforts …

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#WARFIGHTING – Submarines: A Community Like No Other

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

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

  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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