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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.