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10 Things to Know about U.S. Navy Submarines

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

Happy birthday to our Silent Service! 117 years ago today, John Holland sold the 64-ton submersible Holland VI to the Navy, marking the beginning of our submarine force. Several months later, the submarine was commissioned as USS Holland (SS 1).     Here’s a look at how submarines have continuously …

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Inside the U.S. Navy’s Silent Service

ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 9, 2015) The Virginia-class attack submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) John Warner (SSN 785) conducts sea trials in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries by Chris Oxley/Released)

For enemies of the United States, the U.S. Navy is a frightening adversary; but perhaps the most frightening thing about it is the fact that at any given moment, the Navy’s submarine force is patrolling the deep, carrying deadly weapons and skilled crews anywhere they are needed. The submarine force …

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@USNPeople Weekly Wire Rundown: April 5, 2015

Weekly Wire Rundown

The Weekly Wire Rundown is a weekly video blog from the Office of the Chief of Naval Personnel, highlighting the top stories affecting Sailors and their families. The video compliments the print edition of the @USNPeople Weekly Wire, which you can subscribe to by e-mailing usnpeople@gmail.com. It can also be …

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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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50+ years and counting!: Anniversary of first SSBN patrol

KINGS BAY, Ga. (June 28, 2014) The Ohio-class ballistic missle submarine USS Wyoming (SSBN 742) returns to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay following routine operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rex Nelson/Released)

By Rear Adm. Joseph E. Tofalo Director, Undersea Warfare Division (N97) This weekend, we celebrated the anniversary of the first SSBN patrol. For the uninitiated, SSBN means Ship Submersible Ballistic (Nuclear) with the “Nuclear” referring to the ship’s propulsive power (not the ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads).  The United States’ first nuclear …

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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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