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  • 3 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    One of the first enlisted women to serve aboard a Navy submarine earned her submarine qualification, or “dolphins,” Aug. 2 and is preparing to deploy aboard USS Michigan (SSGN 727). Chief Culinary Specialist Dominique Saavedra, a native of Los Angeles, became the first female enlisted sailor to earn her silver dolphins in a pinning ceremony […]

  • 17 September 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    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 […]

  • 9 August 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The converted Ohio-class guided missile submarine USS Michigan (SSGN 727) docked at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility in July to begin a 17-month extended refit period which will end in 2020. Work during this availability includes battery replacement, structural repair and preservation, shaft replacement, other propulsion plant inspections and improvements, and […]

  • 31 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s ballistic missile submarine USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735) arrived at Apra Harbor, Guam, for a scheduled port visit on October 30. The U.S. constantly has ballistic missile submarines such as USS Pennsylvania on patrol, provide an important element of the U.S. nuclear deterrence force. USS Pennsylvania is the tenth Ohio-class submarine and is armed with […]

  • 19 August 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy guided missile submarine USS Ohio (SSGN 726) will soon be ready for a return to operations after completing a 27-month overhaul at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility. Originally the lead ship of the US Navy’s Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines, the submarine was converted into a guided missile platform. The conversion […]

  • 9 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy has recently shared photos of its Ohio class ballistic missile submarine USS Maryland  launching a Trident II D5 missile in the Eastern Test Range off the coast of Florida. The Demonstration and Shakedown Operation with the missile launch was conducted with the Strategic Systems Programs on August 31. Designated DASO-27, the operation marked the 161st […]

  • 9 September 2019
    Authorities

    US Navy’s ballistic missile submarine USS Nebraska (SSBN-739) launched four unarmed Trident II (D5) missiles in two tests off the coast of Southern California. The Ohio-class boat launched the first two missiles on Sept. 4, and the last two on Sept. 6. All occurred before sunrise. These test flights were part of a Commander Evaluation […]

  • 26 December 2016
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 13 July 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    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 […]

  • 5 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Electric Boat Corp., a subsidiary of General Dynamics, was awarded a not-to-exceed $101,295,930 contract modification for the manufacturing of 22 tactical missile tubes in support of the Ohio-class replacement. More specifically, Electric Boat is to deliver tactical missile tubes to support the manufacture of the common missile compartment for the Ohio Replacement Program. Work will be performed […]

  • 16 January 2017
    Authorities

    One of two crews assigned to the U.S. Navy’s Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735) held a change of command ceremony at the Keyport Undersea Museum on January 13. Cmdr. Steven Everhart, relieved Cmdr. John Cage as commander of the Blue crew. Most notably, the Blue crew recently returned from a 92-day patrol, where they conducted […]

  • 1 August 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    U.S. Navy’s ballistic missile submarine USS Rhode Island achieved an overhaul milestone at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) undocking ahead of schedule. Entering water on July 17, the Ohio-class submarine set a new record for Engineered Refueling Overhauls (EROs) on the East Coast, beating NNSY’s former record set on USS Alaska (SSBN 732) almost a decade ago. 90 […]

  • 22 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy’s Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Michigan (SSGN 727) returned home to the Pacific Northwest on May 13, after spending almost three years forward-deployed in the Western Pacific. Since its departure in December 2016, Michigan was forward-deployed to Guam, where it conducted surveillance, training and other critical missions in the 7th Fleet Area of Operation. […]

  • 29 February 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Norfolk Naval Shipyard completed the engineered refueling overhaul (ERO) on U.S. Navy’s Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine has USS Maryland (SSBN 738) on February 24. EROs are complex, major shipyard availabilities that extend a submarine’s service life. In addition to being refueled, The U.S. Navy said that nearly all of the ship’s systems were overhauled or modernized. Modernization […]

  • 25 July 2011
    Training & Education

    U.S. Naval Recruit Officer Training Corps (NROTC) midshipmen boarded the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Rhode Island (SSBN 740) July 20 for Career Orientation and Training for Midshipmen, or CORTRAMID. CORTRAMID is a four-week familiarization of four naval warfare communities for third class midshipmen, or midshipmen who just completed their first year of college. During […]

  • 5 May 2011
    Training & Education

      Ohio-class guided missile submarine USS Michigan (SSGN-727) arrived in Busan, Korea April 30, as part of its deployment to the Western Pacific. “Michigan is forward deployed, bringing tremendous capabilities to the theater in support of our friends and allies,” said Capt. Phil McLaughlin, USS Michigan commanding officer. “It is a pleasure to have the […]

  • 25 May 2015
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 18 August 2016
    Authorities

    Sailors assigned to the U.S. Navy’s Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Nevada (SSBN 733) celebrated the ship’s 30th anniversary with a ceremony at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, August 12. With this milestone, Nevada became the fourth active nuclear-warhead carrying ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) and the third based in Bangor to go beyond its originally planned 30-year service life. […]

  • 17 March 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    A U.S. Navy Ohio class ballistic missile submarine from Submarine Group 10, which has not been named, launched three Trident II D5 missiles completing a Follow-on Commander’s Evaluation Test (FCET). This test (FCET) is undertaken to obtain, under operationally representative conditions, valid reliability, accuracy, and performance of the missile system for use by Commander, Strategic Command […]

  • 10 February 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics’ Electric Boat division a $23.6 million contract modification to continue development of the U.S. Navy’s Ohio Replacement submarine. Under the terms of the modification, Electric Boat will perform air conditioning unit detail design, prototype unit manufacture and technical manual development. Initially awarded in December 2012, the five-year $1.85 billion […]

  • 7 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Michigan (SSGN 727) arrived at Yokosuka, Japan, July 6, to perform a change of command and for a visit as part of its deployment to the Western Pacific. With a crew of approximately 165, Michigan will conduct a multitude of missions and showcase the latest capabilities of the submarine fleet. […]

  • 14 June 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    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 & […]

  • 7 October 2014
    Authorities

    The Blue and Gold crews of USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730) celebrated the ship’s 30th anniversary Oct. 6 with a ceremony at the Naval Base Kitsap Bangor, becoming the first Ohio-class SSBN to go beyond its originally planned 30-year service life. When Henry M. Jackson was commissioned Oct. 6, 1984, 30 years of service […]

  • 7 November 2018
    Industry news, Vessels

    General Dynamics Electric Boat has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipbuilding division a $197 million contract modification for long-lead-time material and advance construction activities on the first Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine. The advance procurement funds will be used to purchase major components and commodity material and to begin advance construction on Columbia (SSBN 826). Newport News is […]

  • 22 April 2015
    Authorities

    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, […]

  • 24 June 2015
    Authorities

    The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Michigan (SSGN 727) arrived at Busan for a visit as part of its deployment to the Western Pacific, June 23. With a crew of approximately 165, Michigan will conduct a multitude of missions and showcase the latest capabilities of the submarine fleet. USS Michigan is one of four Ohio-class guided-missile […]

  • 17 August 2011
    Industry news

      A component of 21 naval reservists temporarily assigned to Submarine Group 10 completed their assistance in the maintenance of USS Florida (SSGN 728) Aug. 12 while the Ohio-class guided-missile submarine is in dry dock. Trident Refit Facility (TRF) requested the reserve component to help in submarine maintenance and preservation. “This is the largest effort […]

  • 29 January 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Wyoming (SSBN-742) arrived at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) earlier this month to start preparations for her 27-month refueling overhaul, the US Navy announced. In a first for NNSY, Enlisted Women at Sea ship alterations will be performed onboard, modifying the layout of berthing areas. These modifications will allow female officers […]

  • 27 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $95.5 million contract modification to continue development of the Common Missile Compartment for the U.S. Navy’s Columbia-class submarine and the Royal Navy’s Dreadnought-class ballistic-missile submarine. The contract modification will enable procurement of 17 missile tubes which will support the manufacture of the Common Missile Compartment. […]