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FACES OF THE DEEP

“I love being on submarines and I want to do it as long as I can. I joined the submarine force because we had a family friend who was a submariner. After listening to his stories and hearing about the fun he had I decided that I was going to do that. My tour on USS Jacksonville has been amazing. I have been on the boat four years and I absolutely love it. Being a Quartermaster, knowing where we are and what we are doing, and also being a diver, being able to do what others can’t do, is so cool!” - Electrician Technician (Navigation) 3rd Class Matthew McKenzie, attached to the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Jacksonville (SSN 699).

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The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Jacksonville (SSN 699) welcomed a new commanding officer during a change of command ceremony at Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton this morning.

Cmdr. David Vehon properly relieved Cmdr. Steven Faulk as the final Jacksonville commanding officer during the ceremony held at the Olympic Lodge.

https://www.dvidshub.net/news/273763/uss-jacksonville-welcomes-final-commanding-officer

2018 COMSUBPAC Officer's Submarine Ball

Happy 118th birthday Submarine Force. Enjoy some of the highlights from the COMSUBPAC Officer's Submarine Ball, April 14.

Posted by COMSUBPAC on Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Silent Service

Job well done by U.S. Navy sailors aboard the Virginia-class attack submarine USS John Warner (SSN-785) who launched six Tomahawk land attack missiles from the Eastern Mediterranean on April 14. Attack submarines are designed to seek and destroy enemy submarines and surface ships; project power ashore with Tomahawk cruise missiles and Special Operation Forces; carry out Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance missions; support battle group operations, and engage in mine warfare.

Posted by U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) on Saturday, April 14, 2018

Congratulations to YNC Land, MC2 DiBenedetto, CSS1 Fordyce, and LT Roth on your end of tour awards. Thank you for all of your hard work.

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2018 Submarine Force Birthday

118 years ago, the U.S. Navy purchased the USS Holland (SS 1), giving birth to America's Submarine Force! Happy birthday, Submarine Force! Let us know your favorite submarine birthday memory!#HappyBirthday #HooyahSUBFORCE!

Posted by Commander, Submarine Forces on Wednesday, April 11, 2018

2018 Submarine Force Birthday

118 years ago, the U.S. Navy purchased the USS Holland (SS 1), giving birth to America's Submarine Force! Happy birthday, Submarine Force! Let us know your favorite submarine birthday memory!#HappyBirthday #HooyahSUBFORCE!

Posted by Commander, Submarine Forces on Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Faces of the Deep "I came into the Navy to do something better with my life and get away from the bad areas of my neighborhood. It lead me to the most memorable experience, which was getting my dolphins, it was really special. To me, it means a lot more than some people would think. It requires a lot of trust into the next person and a lot of trust into me. It's fun being a Culinary Specialist and seeing the crew happy when you make good food, its exciting. I love every second of being on a sub, I wouldn't change it for the world. I really wouldn't." Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Valine, attached to Commander, Submarine Group Nine.

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Welcome home USS Henry M. Jackson!

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“We are here to say farewell to a work horse in the defense of our nation, USS Dallas,” said Cmdr. Brian Freck, deputy commodore, Submarine Squadron 19.

Full story: https://www.dvidshub.net/news/272302/uss-dallas-decommissions-after-38-years-service

Sexual assault is a crime... It hurts a shipmate and affects the readiness of the entire unit. Ultimately, our challenge to eliminate sexual assaults will be resolved by leadership - at the unit level. -- Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson

You Are Not Alone

Sexual assault is a crime... It hurts a shipmate and affects the readiness of the entire unit. Ultimately, our challenge to eliminate sexual assaults will be resolved by leadership - at the unit level. -- Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson

Posted by Submarine Group Nine on Friday, April 6, 2018

USS Nebraska (SSBN 739) along with the U.S. Navy's Strategic Systems Programs (SSP)conducted successful test flights of two Trident II D5 Missiles, March 26.

For the story and more photos visit: https://www.dvidshub.net/news/271138/uss-nebraska-successfully-tests-trident-ii-d5-missile

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Faces of the Deep " My best memory was being topside, as a lookout with the captain. Just watching the view, off the coast of Hawaii, so many nautical miles out. All you see is ocean, sunset, clouds and the dolphins jumping in front of the bow... Hundreds of them. It was the best memorable moments I've ever experienced, knowing that there was no one else around and just you, just watching the beauty of the world." Machinist Mate (Weapons) 2nd Class Scott Mendez, attached to the Training Trident Facility in Bangor, Washington. TTF Bangor FCPOA

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Faces of the Deep. "The path to getting my dolphins was very very difficult. Being done is just weight off my shoulders. I can finally breath and really focus on the job I was trained to do. I know these dolphins mean that I have the trust of my shipmates. They believe in me in any situation. To me the dolphins mean acceptance and you can't be accepted in the submarine community without them. With them you are part of the family, you are part of the crew. You have everyones trust, its a big symbol on the ship, in the submarine force." Sonar Technician 3rd Class Louis A. Osornio aboard the USS Olympia - SSN 717

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