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Faces of the Fleet

“Faces of the Fleet” is a collection of images of Sailors serving our country in the greatest and most technologically advanced Navy in the world. These fine men and women are leading from the deck plates and completing missions around the globe. This is your fleet and these are your …

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Five Things to Know About USS Illinois (SSN 786)

GROTON, Conn. (Aug. 1, 2016) The future USS Illinois (SSN 786) conducts sea trials. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of General Dynamics Electric Boat/Released)

The Virginia-class attack submarine USS Illinois (SSN 786) was commissioned during a ceremony at Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut, Oct. 29, 2016, which you can watch here. Here are five things that you should know about the U.S. Navy’s newest fast attack submarine: 1. Namesake: USS Illinois is named after the …

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