USS San Jacinto (CG-56) Returns!

The USS San Jacinto (CG-56) and the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) Battle Group, based in Naval Station Norfolk, Va, was deployed in July 2013 to the Navy’s Middle East-based 5th Fleet area of operations. Other ships in the battle grouped included USS Bulkeley (DDG-84), USS Mason(DDG-87) and Ticonderoga-class cruisers USS Gettysburg (CG-64). The battle […]
The USS San Jacinto (CG-56) and the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) Battle Group, based in Naval Station Norfolk, Va, was deployed in July 2013 to the Navy’s Middle East-based 5th Fleet area of operations. Other ships in the battle grouped included USS Bulkeley (DDG-84), USS Mason(DDG-87) and Ticonderoga-class cruisers USS Gettysburg (CG-64). The battle group is completing its 8 month deployment and heading home to Norfolk. They arrived today April 18, 2014. http://www.wvec.com/news/military/truman-homecoming I am proud to say that my son-in-law was part of the battle group on the San Jacinto. My other son in-law serves on the Leyte Gulf (CG-55). The Leyte Gulf will have an 8-9 month deployment starting in June 2014. Both families have children who miss their Navy dads during the long deployments. We civilians should periodically remember the sacrifices that the Navy families make to support our freedom and to protect our national interests. Read more.
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Navy commissions new submarine: USS Minnesota

The Navy commissioned its 10th Virginia-class submarine on Saturday in a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk. During the formal ceremony, Pre-Commissioning Unit Minnesota officially became the USS Minnesota. The Minnesota was built in Newport News, with construction beginning in February 2008 and finishing 11 months ahead of schedule in June. Minnesota is 377 feet in […]
The Navy commissioned its 10th Virginia-class submarine on Saturday in a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk. During the formal ceremony, Pre-Commissioning Unit Minnesota officially became the USS Minnesota. The Minnesota was built in Newport News, with construction beginning in February 2008 and finishing 11 months ahead of schedule in June. Minnesota is 377 feet in length and has a beam of 34 feet. It displaces 7,800 tons and can operate at more than 25 knots submerged. Its reactor plant is designed to last the entire planned 33-year life of the ship, which helps reduce lifecycle cost while increasing the time the ship is available to perform missions. Take a look inside!  


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