USS Nebraska tests four Trident II D5 missiles

September 6, 2019 – The U.S. Navy conducted four scheduled missile test flights of unarmed Trident II (D5) missiles from USS Nebraska (SSBN 739), an Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine, off the coast of Southern California this week. The first two launches took place Sept. 4, and the last two were Sept. 6. All occurred before sunrise. These test flights were part of a Commander Evaluation Test (CET) whose primary goal was to validate performance expectations of the life-extended Trident II (D5) strategic weapon system. These launches mark 176 successful flights…

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USS Nebraska returns from first strategic deterrent patrol since 2013

The blue crew of Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Nebraska (SSBN 739) returned to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, July 12, following the boat’s first strategic deterrent mission since 2013. Nebraska recently completed a 41-month engineered refueling overhaul (ERO) to extend the life of the submarine for another 20 years. “Nebraska’s return to strategic service represents an important milestone in the life of the ship,” said Capt. Nicholas Tilbrook, commander, Submarine Squadron 17. “When the decision was made to extend the Ohio-class submarines from a 30-year ship life to 42 years, midlife refueling…

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Mesothelioma Compensation Center Issues an Alert for Nuclear Submarine Navy Veterans

The Mesothelioma Compensation Center says, “We are the top-ranked source on the Internet for the best financial compensation for US Navy Veterans exposed to asbestos while on a navy nuclear submarine and who now has mesothelioma. Our bottom line is we want to make certain a person like this, or their family, receives the very best possible financial compensation settlement, as we would like to explain anytime at 800-714-0303. Exposure to asbestos causes mesothelioma and sailors on navy submarines are susceptible to mesothelioma as there are not windows or doors…

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USS Michigan Visits Busan, Strengthens Partnership with ROK Navy

April 25, 2017 – Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Michigan (SSGN 727) (Blue) arrived in Busan, April 25, for a routine visit during a regularly scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific.  During the visit Sailors will experience the culture and history of the Republic of Korea (ROK), as well as foster outstanding relations between the U.S. Navy, ROK military and the local Busan community. “This visit is yet another example of the steadfast ROK and U.S. naval partnership,” said Rear Adm. Brad Cooper, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Korea. “We [U.S.…

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