Sailors aboard the Virginia-class, fast-attack submarine USS John Warner (SSN 785) were welcomed home from their maiden deployment by family and friends, when they pulled into Naval Station Norfolk today. John Warner departed in January on a regularly scheduled deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.
During the course of sailing over 30,000 nautical miles on their deployment, John Warner conducted missions in support of theater commanders and pinned “dolphins” on 11 officers and 22 enlisted crew who earned their qualifications in submarine warfare.
Capt. Sean M. Muth relieved Capt. Enrique Panlilio as Commander, Submarine Squadron 21, responsible for bringing theater support to deployed units, allowing for better coordination in submarine operational, logistics, and maintenance support, and providing oversight on submarine training and exercises to support theater operations.
Read more about the change of command here:
Sailors from USS Georgia and USS Maryland enjoyed a day at the track this weekend with NASCAR's Troops to the Track event at Daytona National Speedway!
USS Hawaii (SSN 776) pulls into Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, as part of the biannual Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2018 maritime exercise. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft, and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California.
We are pleased to have Commander, Submarine Squadron 11 welcome the diesel-electric Chilean Submarine (CS) Simpson (SS 21) to Naval Base Point Loma, as part of the Diesel-Electric Submarine Initiative (DESI) program. The DESI program is important because it enhances the Navy's capability to operate with diesel-electric submarines by partnering with South American navies.
#PartnershipMatters #DESI #COMSUBRON11
From learning about detailing and placement to Advancement Selection Boards and how the rating exams are developed (plus much more!), you can get an inside look at the process, June 19 at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, June 20 at Naval Air Station Oceana and June 21 at Naval Station Norfolk! Do not miss this opportunity to attend the Career Development Symposium.
Bravo Zulu to the crew of USS Columbia (SSN 771)!
Three opportunities in the Hampton Roads area to stay informed, ask questions, and be proactive!
It's your Career! Stay informed, know your options, choose your path.
Thanks to all the veterans who came out to share this annual remembrance ceremony with us. Our active duty submariners are proud to carry on the legacy you and your shipmates built, through dedication and sacrifice to this nation.
Congrats future Montana (SSN 794)... With keel authenticated today by the ship's sponsor and former Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, you are halfway there! Can't wait to have you at 100% and as a member of our Submarine Force. #OnSceneUnseen
Join us for the keel laying of the future USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 795) at 10:00 a.m. (EST) http://www.ustream.tv/channel/16162980
USS Bremerton (SSN 698) transits Puget Sound while returning to Bremerton, Wash., for decommissioning. The 37-year-old Bremerton, commissioned March 28, 1981, is scheduled to begin the inactivation and decommissioning process at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in July.
Bravo Zulu to the Sailors from Naval Submarine Base New London's First Class Petty Officer Association, for their participation in a community service event yesterday!
A message from Rear Adm. Daryl Caudle on our observance of the U.S. Navy's Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.
Thank you NASCAR #TroopstotheTrack and driver Brandon Jones for hosting our Submariners this weekend at Richmond Raceway!
The annual Hampton Roads Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) Recognirion Luncheon was held at the Norfolk Yacht and Country Club on April 17th. This event recognizes command teams and community volunteers who support the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society mission through educating and activism. The NMCRS provides financial assistance and education, as well as other programs and services, to members of the Navy and Marine Corps, their eligible family members, widows, and survivors. The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society assistance provided in 2017; Over $5 Million in intrest free loans and grants, Over 5,600 patient contacts and 6,350 miles logged by visiting nurses, 498 Baby gifts given in Budget for Baby classes, and 25,910 volunteer service hours.
Submariners assigned to the Virginia-class fast-attack submarines USS North Dakota (SSN 784) and USS Virginia (SSN 774) form a teal ribbon on the pier at Naval Submarine Base New London, CT. on April 11th. The teal ribbon symbolizes support for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention, and advocates a Navy culture of "Protecting our People, Protects our Mission".