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  • 22 April 2015
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    US Navy’s Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Kentucky (SSBN 737) welcomed its new commander during a change of command ceremony at the Naval Base Kitsap – Bangor. Cmdr. Jeffery S. Smith, a native of Independence, Ky., was relieved by Cmdr. John W. Hale as commanding officer the submarine on April 21. Recently, the vessel successfully completed a week-long sea trial, […]

  • 14 August 2015
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    The Blue crew of the ballistic-missile submarine USS Maine (SSBN 741) conducted a change of ceremony at Deterrent Park on Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, Aug. 13. Cmdr. Kelly Laing, from Idaho Falls, Idaho, relieved Capt. William Johnson, from East Troy, Wisconsin, and assumed the duties and responsibilities of the Maine Blue crew commanding officer. Johnson assumed […]

  • 17 April 2012
    Training & Education

    The Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Nebraska (SSBN 739), with its Gold Crew aboard, returned home to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor April 12 after a 70-day strategic deterrent patrol. “The crew performed great over a very demanding refit and patrol,” said Cmdr. Mike Fisher, Gold Crew commanding officer. “Their enthusiasm and high morale was recognized by […]

  • 26 December 2016
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    The Blue crew of the U.S. Navy’s Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735) returned home concluding a 92-day strategic deterrent patrol. The submarine crew entered their homeport of Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, Washington, on December 23. “We are glad to have the USS Pennsylvania crew back,” said Rear Adm. John Tammen, commander, submarine group nine. “Their most recent […]

  • 19 June 2014
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    USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735) Blue and Gold crews were presented the Meritorious Unit Commendation (MUC) June 18 in a ceremony on Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor for completing the most successful return to strategic service to date for an Ohio-class submarine following a refueling overhaul.   According to the award citation from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. […]

  • 13 September 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors and Marines at naval installations throughout the Pacific Northwest remembered the tragic events that occurred during the 9/11 terrorist attacks and honored the fallen with a memorial ceremony, Sept. 11. Those in attendance observed ceremonial morning Colors, a memorial wreath presentation, guest speakers and benedictions given by Navy Chaplains. Service members stood at attention […]

  • 31 August 2015
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    The Gold crew of the Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Michigan (SSGN 727) conducted a change of ceremony at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, Aug. 28. Capt. Gustavo Gutierrez, from Miami, Florida, relieved Capt. Benjamin Pearson III, from Gig Harbor, Washington, and assumed the duties and responsibilities of the Michigan Gold crew commanding officer during the ceremony at […]

  • 1 June 2015
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    US Navy’s Seawolf-class attack submarine USS Jimmy Carter (SSN 23) held a change of command ceremony on May 29 at Deterrent Park aboard Naval Base Kitsap – Bangor. Cmdr. Melvin Smith relieved Cmdr. Brian Elkowitz as commanding officer of the submarine. The ship’s namesake, former President Jimmy Carter, and ship’s sponsor, former first lady Rosalynn Carter also attended […]

  • 13 July 2017
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    The Gold crew of the U.S. Navy’s Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Kentucky (SSBN 737) held a change of ceremony at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor on July 12. Cmdr. James Hurt, from Excelsior Springs, Missouri, relieved Cmdr. Brian Freck, from Vienna, Virginia, and assumed the duties and responsibilities of the Kentucky Gold crew commanding officer during […]

  • 15 March 2016
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    U.S. Navy’s Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Kentucky (SSBN 737) departed Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor March 13, for its first strategic deterrent mission since 2011. Kentucky recently completed a 40-month Engineered Refueling Overhaul (ERO) to extend the life of the submarine for another 20 years. Commander Jeffrey Smith, Engineering and Readiness Officer assigned to Commander, Submarine Group Nine (CSG […]

  • 16 August 2013
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      The Blue Crew chief of the boat (COB) of the Trident ballistic missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730) was relieved of his duties Aug. 15 after being found guilty of violating Article 134 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice in a Captain’s Mast proceeding at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor. Senior Chief Fire […]

  • 8 July 2015
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    The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Michigan (SSGN 727) held a change-of-command ceremony at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, July 7. Capt. Joe Turk relieved Capt. Erik A. Burian as commanding officer (CO) of Michigan. This was the first time Michigan conducted a change-of-command in Japan. Burian assumed command in April 2013. Under his leadership the Blue […]

  • 14 December 2012

    Commander, Submarine Group 9 conducted a change of command ceremony Dec. 12 at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor. Rear Adm. Robert Hennegan turned over command of Submarine Group 9 to Rear Adm. Dietrich H. Kuhlmann III at Deterrent Park.  “The complexity of our missions here in Bangor continues to increase every year, and you have always risen […]

  • 2 April 2014

    Naval Base Kitsap Bangor was put on high security alert on March 31 while responding to an incident near the base perimeter. Kitsap County Sherriff and NCIS coordinated with base security conducting security sweeps in response to what was reported to be loud noises sounding like gun shots, Naval Base Kitsap said in a release. […]

  • 19 December 2014
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    The Blue crew of Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Alabama (SSBN 731) welcomed their new commanding officer during a ceremony at the Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport, Dec. 18. Cmdr. Paul Reinhardt relieved Cmdr. Brad Terry, who assumed command of the Blue crew in May 2012, completed four strategic deterrent patrols, earned the 2013 Navy […]

  • 14 June 2017
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    The U.S. Navy’s 14th Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Nebraska (SSBN 739) returned to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor on June 9, completing her sea trials after a two-year engineering refueling overhaul (ERO). The week-long underway was a success, according to the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command. Begun in February 2014 at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & […]

  • 21 August 2016
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    The U.S. Navy ballistic-missile submarine USS Louisiana (SSBN 743) collided with an offshore support vessel, also operated by the U.S. Navy, in the Strait of Juan de Fuca on August 18. The waters in which the accident took place are the Salish Sea’s outlet to the Pacific Ocean but also a border between the U.S. […]

  • 20 March 2012
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      USS Louisiana (SSBN 743) welcomed a new commanding officer for its Gold Crew March 16. Cmdr. Robert Peters relieved Cmdr. Joseph Turk during the ballistic missile submarine’s change-of-command ceremony at the Naval Undersea Museum. “Team Louisiana, you are a group of elite professionals doing an incredibly challenging and important job,” said Turk. “You can […]

  • 16 June 2014
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    USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735) with its Gold Crew aboard, returned home to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor June 14 following a 140-day strategic deterrent patrol, setting a new record for the longest patrol completed by an Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine.   Pennsylvania Gold’s patrol, which began in January, is not only the longest for an Ohio-class submarine, […]

  • 13 July 2018
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    The Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Nebraska (SSBN 739) has returned from her first strategic deterrent mission since 2013. The submarine deployed with the Blue crew and returned to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor on July 12. Nebraska recently completed a 41-month engineered refueling overhaul (ERO) to extend the life of the submarine for another 20 years. “Nebraska’s return […]

  • 25 June 2013
    Training & Education

    A new commanding officer took charge of the Blue Crew of the ballistic-missile submarine USS Nevada (SSBN 733) June 21 in a ceremony at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor’s Deterrent Park. Cmdr. James McIver relieved Cmdr. Alan Schrader. “I did everything I could in this tour to ensure that Nevada met her mission tasking,” said Schrader. “And […]

  • 17 June 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors from Trident Training Facility (TTF) Bangor laid to rest faded and torn flags during a flag retirement ceremony in honor of Flag Day, June 14, at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor’s Deterrent Park. The Sailors placed the flags into the fire and rendered a salute while the flags were honorably burned. “Today was Flag Day, and […]

  • 17 September 2019
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    The US Navy’s Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Louisiana (SSBN-743) arrived at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility earlier this month ahead of the boat’s scheduled refueling overhaul. The submarine will spend the next two and a half years receiving new nuclear fuel and system upgrades, in addition to getting a modernized reverse osmosis […]

  • 16 August 2011
    Training & Education

      Trident-class ballistic missile submarine USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735) completed a major step in its 27-month, engineered refueling overhaul (ERO) when it departed Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PNS & IMF) Aug. 5. Pennsylvania, based at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, entered dry dock in December 2009 for its ERO, which will enable the […]

  • 26 August 2015
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    The fast-attack submarine USS Seawolf (SSN 21) returned to its homeport of Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton Aug. 21, following a six-month deployment. During the deployment, Seawolf conducted routine submarine operations, which included scheduled under-ice transits and under-ice operations. The Navy has been operating in the Arctic for decades and it is expected that presence requirements will […]

  • 26 June 2012
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    A Sailor assigned to USS Ohio (SSGN 726) became the first female supply officer to qualify in submarines, June 22. Lt. Britta Christianson of Ohio’s Gold Crew received her Submarine Supply Corps “dolphins” from the Gold Crew Commanding Officer Capt. Rodney Mills during a brief ceremony at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility […]

  • 17 August 2014
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    USS Louisiana (SSBN 743) welcomed a new commanding officer for its Gold Crew Aug. 15.   Cmdr. Melvyn Naidas relieved Cmdr. Robert Peters during the ballistic missile submarine’s change-of-command ceremony at the Naval Undersea Museum. During his command tour, which began in March 2012, Peters completed four strategic deterrent patrols with the Gold Crew while […]

  • 25 May 2015
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    The Blue and Gold crews of USS Alabama (SSBN 731) celebrated the ship’s 30th anniversary with a small ceremony at Naval Base Kitsap – Bangor on May 22. With this milestone, Alabama becomes the second active Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine to go beyond its originally planned 30-year service life. Cmdr. Paul Reinhardt, Alabama Blue crew […]

  • 24 March 2017
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    Two U.S. Navy submarines wrapped up their deployments and returned to their homeports in two different submarine bases on March 23. One of them, the guided missile submarine USS Ohio, spent two years away from her home at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor. Since its departure in December 2014, Ohio was forward-deployed to Guam, where it conducted surveillance, […]