Navy Releases New Strategic Weapons Operations Manual

Commander, Submarine Forces (COMSUBFOR) released a new force-wide operations manual. Creation of the Strategic Weapons Operations Manual (SWOM) was a team effort between multiple organizations to incorporate fleet-wide feedback. “The SWOM is important as it provides direct operational guidance to our Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarines (SSBN) in the organization and operation of the strategic weapons system,” said Cmdr. Chad Teasley, Submarine…

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Submarine Search and Rescue Exercise (SMASHEX)

May 24, 2021 – Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic (SUBLANT) conducted a search and rescue training exercise (SMASHEX) at Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads in Norfolk, Virginia, May 18-19. The exercise, conducted annually, focused on two different scenarios, each testing the team’s response to the simulated sinking of a submarine. “The staff engagement across SUBLANT was great,” said Capt. Charles Fink,…

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USS Newport News Returns from Deployment

July 18, 2020 – USS Newport News (SSN 750) returned to its homeport at Naval Station Norfolk from deployment, July 18. Under the command of Cmdr. Dave Fassel, Newport News returns from a deployment where it executed the chief of naval operations’ maritime strategy by supporting national security interests and maritime security operations. Newport News reached an incredible milestone of…

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