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  • 8 June 2011
    Training & Education

      Trident ballistic missile submarine USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735) Sailors visited the boat’s namesake state to participate in Philadelphia Fleet Week May 22-26. Five Pennsylvania Sailors, led by USS Pennsylvania Commanding Officer Cmdr. Gustavo Gutierrez, took part in various events in the region throughout the week. “It is a great way for the Navy 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 16 June 2014
    Authorities

    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, […]

  • 26 February 2015
    Authorities

    The Blue and Gold crews of USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735) were named as the recipients of the 2014 Trident Submarine Outstanding Performance Award Feb. 13 in a letter signed by Commander, Submarine Force U.S. Pacific Fleet Rear Adm. Philip G. Sawyer. The award, which is also known as the Olympic Bowl Trophy, is presented annually […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • 19 June 2014
    Authorities

    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. […]

  • 4 April 2012
    Industry news

      The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat two contracts worth $25.2 million to perform nuclear submarine and carrier maintenance and modernization work in Groton and Bremerton, Wash. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Under the terms of the first contract, worth $15.4 million, Electric Boat will perform the […]

  • 16 September 2013
    Training & Education

    Pearl Harbor survivors and their family members living in Hawaii attended a luncheon at the Silver Dolphin Bistro on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Sept. 12. Five survivors attended the event, which was held to honor fallen and surviving service members from the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Rear Adm. Richard L. Williams, […]

  • 15 August 2016
    Authorities

    Cmdr. Thomas P. O’Donnell relieved Cmdr. Patrick Friedman as commanding officer of the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Oklahoma City (SSN 723) in a ceremony held at Naval Base Point Loma, August 12. Guest speaker Capt. Brian Davies, commander, Submarine Squadron 11, praised Friedman and his crew for overcoming the challenges they faced together. […]

  • 29 October 2013
    Authorities

    The Gold Crew of Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Maine (SSBN 741) held a change of command ceremony Oct. 25 at Deterrent Park. Cmdr. Dale Klein relieved Cmdr. Richard Massie as commanding officer. Massie, who assumed command of the Gold Crew in May 2010, completed five strategic deterrent patrols. During his command tour the crew was […]

  • 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 […]

  • 22 May 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, Adm. Harry Harris, visited the Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor Submarine Force, May 20, to congratulate them on a job well done and to stress the importance of the work they do as a part of the U.S. Navy’s rebalance to the Pacific.   During his time on base, Harris visited Submarine […]

  • 30 September 2013
    Authorities

    Cmdr. Richard N. Massie and Cmdr. Leif E. Mollo are the 2013 recipients of the Vice Adm. James Bond Stockdale Leadership Award, according to NAVADMIN 252/13 released Sept. 26. The award was established in honor of Vice Adm. Stockdale whose distinguished naval career symbolized the highest standards of excellence in both personal conduct and leadership. […]

  • 10 July 2018
    Authorities

    The US Navy has identified the sailor who died from injuries sustained in a small boat incident in the Red Sea on July 8. The sailor, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), was identified as Ensign Sarah Mitchell, 23, of Feasterville, Pennsylvania. Mitchell was medically evacuated to a hospital […]

  • 8 October 2015
    Authorities

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, USS Nitze (DDG 94), held a change of command ceremony on October 2. Cmdr. Paul Kaylor relieved Cmdr. Michelle Nakamura as commanding officer. Nakamura, who became commanding officer in May 2014, will now be reporting to Surface Nuclear Propulsion Mobile Training Team. Kaylor, a Kennerdell, Pennsylvania native, first reported […]

  • 14 March 2012
    Training & Education

      The commanding officer of Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) North Dakota (SSN 784) and the chief of the boat (COB) visited Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) units at the University of Pennsylvania and Villanova University to educate Midshipmen about the Submarine Force, March 13-14 in Philadelphia. “Visiting the Midshipmen attending Villanova and the University of […]

  • 29 May 2014

    Sailors aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) participated in the 147th annual Memorial Day parade held at the Gettysburg National Cemetery May 25.   The ship’s ceremonial color guard traveled from their homeport in Florida to their namesake city in Pennsylvania to carry the colors for the parade. The event, hosted by the Gettysburg […]

  • 15 May 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries delivered the U.S. Navy’s newest amphibious ship, the USS John P. Murtha. The 10th San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock to be built by HII, John P. Murtha (LPD 26) was delivered during a ceremony at Pacasgoula, Mississippi, May 13. LPD 26 is named in honor of the late John P. Murtha, who […]

  • 31 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The future USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) launched from the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Shipyard Oct. 30. The John P. Murtha is the tenth ship of the San Antonio (LPD 17) class which functionally replaces more than 41 ships across four ship classes. The launch marks a major milestone for the ship. Capt. Darren […]

  • 21 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s amphibious transport dock ship USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) arrived at her homeport of San Diego November 18, completing the ship’s maiden voyage. Following four years of construction and successful sea trials this summer in the Gulf of Mexico, the Navy’s newest amphibious transport dock ship set sail for home in August. […]

  • 6 March 2014
    Training & Education

       The U.S. Navy’s newest amphibious transport dock ship, USS Somerset docked during week-long commissioning events in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.   Somerset was commissioned during a formal ceremony at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia, March 1. She is the ninth San Antonio-class amphibious dock and was built at Northrop Grumman’s  Avondale shipyard. The 24,900-ton ship is designed […]

  • 11 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navvy’s first San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship to be built in the Flight II configuration will be named in honor of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. While being the first in this configuration, future USS Harrisburg (LPD 30) will be the 14th ship in its class. LPD 30 will also be the second US Navy […]

  • 5 October 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    USCG Commanding Officer of Activities Europe Temporarily Relieved The US Coast Guard temporarily relieved Capt. James B. Robertson, commanding officer of Activities Europe, Tuesday due to loss of confidence in his abilities to command.   US Navy, Australia Order TIH Systems for Submarines DRS Laurel Technologies, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $171 million contract for the […]

  • 24 September 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    L-3 Communications Corp., Ayer, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $39,6 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the procurement of hardware items and associated engineering and technical services for multiple U.S. Navy ship classes.   This proposed contract will provide various supplies and services in support of the analysis, repair, alteration, and product improvement of existing L-3 systems currently […]

  • 23 November 2016
    Authorities, Industry news, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Scranton (SSN 757) arrived at Naval Base Point Loma (NBPL) in her new homeport of San Diego, November 21. Scranton arrived after completing extensive maintenance at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNS) in Kittery, Maine, and three months of operations at sea. Scranton arrived in Kittery in 2014 to […]

  • 5 February 2014
    Industry news

    All the hard work on certifying the ninth U.S.Navy’s San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, Pre-Commissioning Unit Somerset, (LPD 25) has finally paid off enabling the ship to cast off from Avondale-based Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Shipbuilding site on Monday, February 3, bound for commissioning.   Somerset will be officially brought to life on March 1, […]

  • 28 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) was inducted as the first ship to undergo a modernization effort that will significantly upgrade its capabilities in multiple mission areas, Sept. 25, at Naval Base San Diego. The CG Phased Modernization Program is designed to balance the Navy’s long-term requirement for a carrier strike group air defense […]