USS Michigan Hosts Special Operations Commander


Story Number: NNS170621-24Release Date: 6/21/2017 1:38:00 PM
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By USS Michigan (Gold) Public Affairs and Submarine Group 7 Public Affairs

APRA HARBOR, Guam (NNS) -- The crew of the Ohio-class guided missile submarine USS Michigan Gold Crew (SSGN 727) welcomed Maj. Gen. Daniel D. Yoo, commander, Special Operations Command Pacific (SOCPAC) onboard for a visit June 16.

During the visit, Yoo received a tour of the submarine and expressed his appreciation to the crew and the work they do to ensure Michigan is one of the premier assets in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

"I am very thankful for the opportunity to host SOCPAC and looking forward to working with Special Operations Command in the future," said Capt. Gustavo Gutierrez, Michigan's commanding officer.

USS Michigan is one of four Ohio-class guided-missile submarines. The Navy's guided-missile submarines provide the Navy with unprecedented strike and special operation mission capabilities from a stealthy, clandestine platform. Armed with tactical missiles and equipped with superior communications capabilities, guided-missile submarines are capable of launching missile strikes and supporting Special Operation Forces (SOF) missions.

Measuring more than 560 feet long and weighing more than 18,000 tons when submerged, Michigan is one of the largest submarines in the world.

Michigan is homeported in Bremerton, Washington and forward-deployed to Guam.

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The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Michigan (SSGN 727) arrives in Busan for a scheduled port visit while conducting routine patrols throughout the western Pacific.
170425-N-WT427-002 BUSAN, Republic of Korea (April 25, 2017) The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Michigan (SSGN 727) arrives in Busan for a scheduled port visit while conducting routine patrols throughout the western Pacific. Michigan is the second submarine of the Ohio-class of ballistic missile and guided missile submarines, and the third U.S. ship to bear the name. Michigan is homeported in Bremerton, Wash. and is forwarded deployed from Guam. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jermaine Ralliford/Released)
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