Keel Laid for USS District of Columbia (SSBN 826) at Quonset Point

General Dynamics Electric Boat conducted a keel laying ceremony for the first Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine, USS District of Columbia (SSBN 826) at Quonset Point, Rhode Island, June 4. Keel laying is an event in which the initials of the boat’s sponsor are welded onto a plate attached to the submarine, signifying a major milestone in the construction of a…

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USS Tripoli Visits Iwakuni

Amphibious assault carrier USS Tripoli (LHA 7) completed its first foreign port visit to Iwakuni, Japan, May 20-22, 2022. While pier side at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, the crew demonstrated the U.S. Navy’s commitment to strengthening relations with Japan. They also took on supplies and experienced local Japanese culture. Additionally, Tripoli hosted a tour of the ship for…

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