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10/29/2023

Happy Birthday USS California (SSN 781)!! 🎉 ⚓ 🌊

The seventh ship to be named for the Golden State celebrates 12 years of today!

10/27/2023

Our final feature highlights the undersea warfare experts from Commander, Task Force 69!

Take a look below 👇 at how masters the undersea domain!

Headquarters: Naples, Italy 🇮🇹

Mission: and plan and coordinate area submarine and anti-submarine warfare operations, respectively, to provide multi-domain security and stability in the 6th Fleet area of operations, often in concert with allied & partner ships and aircraft.

"In today’s environment of global competition, excellence in the undersea domain is more important than ever - and U.S. & Allied undersea warfare capability is rising to the occasion every day. CTF 69 and 169 personnel work every day to ensure superior offensive and defensive capabilities are always ready for our Fleet Commander.” - U.S. Navy CAPT Benjamin Selph, commander, .

U.S. Navy submarines, Maritime Patrol Reconnaissance Aircraft, & ASW capable ships in the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. Sixth Fleet region routinely work with the Joint Force and regional Allies and partners to enhance combined capacity, provide deterrence and defense, and improve relations with likeminded nations.

2023 brought notable firsts for CTF 69, as USS San Juan (SSN 751) conducted the first U.S. submarine brief stop for personnel (BSP) in Icelandic waters in April and USS Delaware (SSN 791) marked the first port visit to the Faroe Islands by a U.S. nuclear-powered submarine in June.

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10/22/2023
10/20/2023
  the Navy commissioned the fast-attack Virginia-class submarine USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 795) in a traditional ceremo...
10/18/2023

the Navy commissioned the fast-attack Virginia-class submarine USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 795) in a traditional ceremony held October 14.

The ceremony culminated a years-long process for commissioning the USS Rickover, the second submarine to commemorate Adm. Hyman G. Rickover - often referred to as the father of the nuclear Navy. The first Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 709), commissioned in Groton on July 21, 1984, and deployed 12 times until its decommissioning in December 2007.

GROTON, Connecticut – The Navy commissioned the fast-attack Virginia-class submarine USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 795) in a traditional ceremony held October 14, at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut.

“The Black Widow exercise series is all about testing and preparing our undersea combat force for high-end anti-submarin...
10/18/2023

“The Black Widow exercise series is all about testing and preparing our undersea combat force for high-end anti-submarine warfare, integrated across platforms and domains,” said Rear Adm. Richard Seif, Commander, Submarine Force U.S. Pacific Fleet and Commander, Task Force 34. “This is the first time Black Widow is being held in the U.S. Pacific Fleet, an area of responsibility which spans more than half of the world’s oceans. These waters create a challenging environment for our undersea warfighting teams, and it is critically important that we work together to hone our skills in exercises like this one.”

U.S. Navy assets kicked off exercise Black Widow 2023 in the Hawaiian operating areas, Oct. 14, 2023. Black Widow is the premier tactical development exercise for U.S. undersea forces which integrates submarines, surface ships, and aircraft into a cohesive multi-domain team to track and engage simul...

10/13/2023

Happy 248th Birthday to all Sailors, past and present, who have kept the watch 24/7! 💪

10/12/2023
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10/04/2023

The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Florida (SSGN 728) completed a successful joint exercise with Norwegian Forces in August and September 2023.

10/01/2023

Happy Belated Birthday to the Ghost of the Coast! 🎉 ⚓ 🌊

The fourth ship of the to be named for Asheville, North Carolina, USS Asheville (SSN 758), celebrated 32 years of silent service Sept. 28.

The U.S. Navy's Strategic Systems Programs conducted a scheduled, missile test flight of an unarmed life-extended Triden...
09/29/2023

The U.S. Navy's Strategic Systems Programs conducted a scheduled, missile test flight of an unarmed life-extended Trident II (D5LE) missile from USS Louisiana (SSBN-743), an Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine, on the Western Test Range off the coast of San Diego, California, at approximately 2:10 p.m., Sept. 27, 2023.

This test marks 191 successful missile launches of the Trident II (D5 & D5LE) strategic weapon system (SWS) missile since it began operations in 1989. Trident II missile remains unmatched in its reliability.

Read more on the test flight below 👇

https://www.stratcom.mil/Media/News/News-Article-View/Article/3542751/uss-louisiana-proves-readiness-of-unmatched-strategic-weapons-system/

09/29/2023

It’s a submarine... on a submarine...

Below the wavetops, Ohio-class guided-missile submarines are used by to launch SEAL Delivery Vehicles. Using the silent reach of the USS Georgia (SSGN 729), they can launch the smaller vessel for special operations missions.

09/27/2023

On this day in 1982, the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Houston (SSN 713) was commissioned at Naval Station Norfolk.

For two months in 1989, the submarine participated in the filming of The Hunt for Red October off the coasts of Washington and California.

Pictured below, Japan Maritime Self Defense Force and U.S. P-3 Orion patrol craft fly over Houston during a photo exercise on the final day of Exercise Keen Sword 2011

09/17/2023

🤔 How often do you think about submarines?

You can’t see them but they’re always out there! Fast attack, ballistic missile, guided missile… there’s so much to think about. Just look at this photo of the Los Angeles-class USS San Juan (SSN 751)!

Enter now! $500, $250, $200, and $50 cash awards for submarine related photos. Entries must be received by October 15, 2...
09/13/2023

Enter now! $500, $250, $200, and $50 cash awards for submarine related photos. Entries must be received by October 15, 2023. Winning entries are displayed on the NSL website’s home page and in the program for the NSL’s Annual Symposium and may be chosen for the cover of an issue of the NSL’s quarterly magazine. Take a look at 2021 winners and details for entering on the website with the following URL: https://www.navalsubleague.org/activities/awards/photo-contest-awards/.

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09/07/2023
Sailors from the Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Nebraska (SSBN 739) are currently taking part in Lincoln, Ne...
08/25/2023

Sailors from the Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Nebraska (SSBN 739) are currently taking part in Lincoln, Nebraska’a Navy Week!

See more 👇

08/25/2023
Congratulations to the below SUBLANT Sailors for being selected for Chief Petty Officer! 🎊
08/25/2023

Congratulations to the below SUBLANT Sailors for being selected for Chief Petty Officer! 🎊

08/18/2023

Electric Boat welder Allison Fasulo and Ship Sponsor Mimi Donnelly. Electric Boat held a keel laying ceremony for the future...

  USS Newport News (SSN 750) recently returned from deployment. Welcome home! 🎉🎊
08/14/2023

USS Newport News (SSN 750) recently returned from deployment. Welcome home! 🎉🎊

08/14/2023
Sixty-five years ago today! USS Nautilus (SSN 571) was the first submarine to transit the North Pole on August 3, 1958. ...
08/03/2023

Sixty-five years ago today! USS Nautilus (SSN 571) was the first submarine to transit the North Pole on August 3, 1958. Nautilus’ second Commanding Officer, Commander William R. Anderson, announced to his crew, “For the world, our country, and the Navy – the North Pole.” With 116 men aboard, Nautilus had accomplished the “impossible”, reaching the geographic North Pole – 90 degrees North.

https://ussnautilus.org/history-of-uss-nautilus/



In photo, commanding officer of USS Nautilus (SSN 571), briefs the ship's officers on ice conditions along her transpolar route, August 1958.

The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Pasadena (SSN 752) conducted a port visit to Ocho Rios, Jamaica, in supp...
08/03/2023

The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Pasadena (SSN 752) conducted a port visit to Ocho Rios, Jamaica, in support of the U.S.-Jamaica security partnership, July 28, 2023.

During the visit, Pasadena was moored alongside the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67).

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07/27/2023
On July 15, east-coast based U.S. Naval Special Warfare Operators (SEALs) and Colombian special operations personnel dro...
07/21/2023

On July 15, east-coast based U.S. Naval Special Warfare Operators (SEALs) and Colombian special operations personnel drove a combat rubber raiding craft alongside and aboard the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Pasadena (SSN 752) during UNITAS 2023.

Hosted this year by Colombia, UNITAS is the world’s longest-running maritime exercise bringing together multinational forces from 20 partner nations, training in joint maritime operations that enhance tactical proficiency and increase interoperability.

Watch below to see Martha Raddatz of ABC News discuss the capabilities of USS Kentucky (SSBN 737) during its visit to Ko...
07/20/2023

Watch below to see Martha Raddatz of ABC News discuss the capabilities of USS Kentucky (SSBN 737) during its visit to Korea. Kentucky is the first Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine to visit Korea since 1981.

Worldwide, simultaneous SSBN operations demonstrate the flexibility, survivability, readiness, resolve and capability of the U.S. SSBN force. 🇺🇸💪

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz goes aboard the U.S.S. Kentucky, a nuclear ballistic missile submarine and first of its kind to travel to the country in more than four decades.

07/19/2023

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