USS Alabama Completes 100th Patrol

The Ohio-class nuclear-powered ballistic-missile submarine USS Alabama (SSBN 731) recently returned to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor after completing its 100th patrol. The patrol was completed by Alabama Blue Crew who departed early May. Alabama joined a select group, alongside USS Alaska (SSBN 732) and USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730), as the third Ohio-class submarine to reach this milestone. “100 patrols…

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SUBPAC Shifts Tactical Control Of SSBNs To Submarine Group 9

June 7, 2021 – Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC) transferred command of Commander, Task Group (CTG) 114.3 to Commander, Submarine Group (COMSUBGRU) 9, June 7. The shift aligns the tactical control of ballistic-missile submarine (SSBN) forces at the same echelon on both the East and West coasts, following the establishment of both a Joint Force Maritime Component Commander…

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USS Henry M. Jackson Makes History with 100th Strategic Deterrent Patrol

August 18, 2020 – On Aug. 5, the gold crew of the Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730) completed a feat few other U.S. Navy submarines have accomplished: the 100th strategic deterrent patrol of their submarine. The crew of Henry M. Jackson deployed earlier this year for their history-making patrol on the 108th anniversary of the birth…

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USS Maine Celebrates Birthday with Return to Service

May 13, 2020 – The gold crew of the Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Maine (SSBN 741) officially returned the boat to strategic service, when they recently deployed on their first patrol in more than three years. 2020 marks USS Maine’s 25th anniversary since commissioning and it is also the state of Maine’s bicentennial. “As Governor of the great State of…

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