Second Columbia-class SSBN Named USS Wisconsin

October 29, 2020 – Secretary of the Navy Kenneth J. Braithwaite announced Oct. 28 that the newest Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine will be named in honor of the state of Wisconsin. This will be the third Naval vessel to bear the state name and will carry the hull number SSBN-827. “The Wisconsin namesake carries a great legacy that will undoubtedly…

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Courtney Welcomes Secretary of The Navy to Groton

August 21, 2020 Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, welcomed U.S. Navy Secretary Kenneth Braithwaite to Groton for a tour of General Dynamics Electric Boat (EB). Rep. Courtney invited Secretary Braithwaite to visit Groton for a tour of operations at EB as the shipyard works to sustain the two-a-year…

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USS Theodore Roosevelt Command Investigation Results Released

June 19, 2020 – Today, with the full concurrence of the Secretary of the Navy, Kenneth J. Braithwaite, the Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Mike Gilday, announced the results of the command investigation into the events surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Following a thorough review, Adm. Gilday determined that the promotion of Rear Adm. Stuart…

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