Commander, Submarine Forces Story Archive

Secretary of Defense Visits Naval Submarine Base New London  (8 June 2016)
Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter visited Naval Submarine Base New London, toured Virginia-class fast attack submarine, and met with Sailors as well as senior submarine community leaders May 24.
USS Albany Awarded CNO Afloat Safety Award  (8 June 2016)
Commander, Submarine Forces Vice Adm. Joseph E. Tofalo, presented Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Albany (SSN 753) with the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Afloat Safety Award for Atlantic Fleet Fast Attack Submarine.
From Generation to Generation to Generation  (10 June 2016)
A third generation submarine officer received his gold dolphins (submarine warfare insignia) in a ceremony held on the mess desks of the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Boise (SSN 764), May 30.
Sailor Mail Retires, Direct Delivery Takes Over  (13 June 2016)
The Navy is modernizing its method for sending emails to Sailors aboard submarines, effective June 30. The 25-year-old 'Sailor Mail' is migrating to the 'Direct Delivery' system as a necessary improvement, ensuring the Navy has a supported program in the future.
Newport News Home From Deployment  (14 June 2016)
Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Newport News (SSN 750) returned from a regularly scheduled deployment to Naval Station Norfolk, June 10.
USS Springfield Returns from Deployment  (15 July 2016)
Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Springfield (SSN 761) returned to its homeport at Naval Submarine Base New London (SUBASE) from a regularly scheduled deployment, July 14.
Montpelier, Texas Awarded Arleigh Burke Fleet Trophy Award  (26 July 2016)
Commander, Submarine Forces, Vice Adm. Joseph E. Tofalo, presented the prestigious Arleigh Burke Fleet Trophy Award for 2015 to USS Montpelier (SSN 765) during a pierside presentation at Naval Station Norfolk, July 22.
SUBRON 6 Welcomes New Commodore  (6 August 2016)
Capt. Carl Hartsfield relieved Capt. Paul Snodgrass as commander, Submarine Squadron 6 (SUBRON 6), Aug. 5, during a change of command ceremony aboard the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Boise (SSN 764), at Naval Station Norfolk.
USS Albany Holds Change of Command  (26 August 2016)
Cmdr. Roy L. Wilson, Jr. relieved Cmdr. Robert Landis as commanding officer of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Albany (SSN 753), August 26, 2016 during a change of command ceremony held at the Vista Point Conference Center, onboard Naval Station Norfolk.
Strategic Systems Programs and USS Maryland (SSBN-738) Complete Demonstration and Shakedown Operation   (8 September 2016)
On Aug. 31, Strategic Systems Programs and USS Maryland (Blue) (SSBN-738), an Ohio class ballistic missile submarine assigned to Submarine Group 10, completed a Demonstration and Shakedown Operation with the launch of a Trident II D5 missile in the Eastern Test Range off the coast of Florida.
SUBLANT Chief Serves as USS Constitution Heritage Week Mentor  (9 September 2016)
Commander, Submarine Atlantic's Chief Legalman Rebecca Miles mentors chief petty officer (CPO) selectees in Boston aboard USS Constitution "Old Ironsides" during heritage week Aug. 29 through Sept. 2.
Norfolk Area Submarine Force Pins Fiscal Year 2017 Chief Petty Officers  (19 September 2016)
Twenty-four Sailors from Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic (SUBLANT); Commander, Submarine Learning Facility (SLF); five attack submarines; and two pre-commissioning unit (PCU) attack submarines donned khaki uniforms and combination covers for the first time Sept. 16.
Grubb Relieves Clark as USS Newport News Commanding Officer  (17 November 2016)
Cmdr. Michael C. Grubb relieved Cmdr. Patrick Clark as commanding officer of Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Newport News (SSN 750) during a change of command ceremony, Nov. 10, at Naval Station Norfolk.
SUBLANT Sailors of the Year Selected for 2016  (16 February 2017)
The 2016 Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic (SUBLANT) Senior and Junior Sailors of the Year (SOY) for sea and shore were announced Feb. 15.
FCET Success: SSBN Launches Fleet Ballistic Missiles  (16 February 2017)
An Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine assigned to Submarine Group 9 completed a Follow-on Commander's Evaluation Test (FCET) Feb. 16, resulting in four successful test flights of Trident II D5 missiles. Designated FCET-53, the operation spanned a three-day period.

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