Commander, Submarine Forces Story Archive

SUBFOR Commander Visits with Sailors in Groton  (21 February 2017)
The U.S. Navy's top submarine commander visited Naval Submarine Base New London Feb. 16 to meet with students and instructors from the Naval Submarine School, support organizations, and crews of submarines homeported in Groton.
Hampton Roads Submariners Celebrate 117 Years of Submarine Heritage  (27 April 2017)
It has been 117 years since John Holland sold the submersible Holland VI to the U.S. Navy, giving birth to the U.S. Submarine Force. Though only starting out with a single 64-ton submarine manned by a crew of six, it has grown to become the premier undersea force in the world.
Submarine Forces Executive Director Receives VADM Charles E. Weakley Award  (3 May 2017)
The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Undersea Warfare Division announced the recipients of the 2017 Vice Adm. Charles E. Weakley award, presented at the annual Joint Undersea Warfare Technology Spring Conference held at Naval Base Point Loma, California, April 25.
Submarine Forces Executive Director Receives VADM Charles E. Weakley Award  (3 May 2017)
The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Undersea Warfare Division has announced the recipients of the 2017 Vice Adm. Charles E. Weakley award, presented at the annual Joint Undersea Warfare Technology Spring Conference held at Naval Base Point Loma, California, April 25.
COMSUBLANT Sailors Earn Information Warfare Pin  (12 June 2017)
Twelve Sailors assigned to Commander, Submarine Forces Atlantic (COMSUBLANT) were awarded the Enlisted Information Warfare (IW) Pin during a ceremony held at Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads, June 9.
USS Helena Returns Home After Successful Deployment   (22 June 2017)
The Los Angeles fast-attack submarine USS Helena (SSN 725) returned to Naval Station Norfolk Wednesday, June 21 after completing a successful deployment to the European Command and Central Command areas of responsibility.
Passing Dolphins  (11 July 2017)
I wait patiently in a dimly lit ball room as crowds gathered around tables are called to stand. The few lights that offer illumination seem to gather on me as a camera flash suspends the proceeding moments in time.
Norfolk Area Submarine Force Pins FY17 Chief Petty Officers  (18 September 2017)
Forty-five Sailors from submarine commands throughout Hampton Roads donned khaki uniforms and combination covers for the first time during a chief petty officer pinning ceremony at MacArthur Auditorium, Joint Forces Staff College, Sept. 15.
USS Helena Ombudsman Receives Ombudsman of the Year Award   (27 September 2017)
A Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet ombudsman was recognized as one of the top ombudsman in the entire Navy.
USS Washington Brought to Life, Commissioned at Naval Station Norfolk  (7 October 2017)
The Navy with assistance from the submarine's sponsor Elisabeth Mabus, daughter of the 75th Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, commissioned and brought to life the newest Virginia class submarine, USS Washington (SSN 787), during a ceremony on board Naval Station Norfolk, Oct. 7.

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