Tuesday, January 20, 2015

USS Boise attack sub returns from remarkable 37,000-mile deployment

Kevin Copeland, Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic Public Affairs, Jan 16 

NORFOLK – The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Boise (SSN 764) returned to its homeport at Naval Station Norfolk from a deployment, Jan. 16. 
Boise, under the command of Cmdr. Scott C. Luers, is returning from the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility where the crew executed the Chief of Naval Operation's Maritime Strategy in supporting national security interests and maritime security operations.
"Boise steamed more than 37,000 miles conducting operations in challenging high contact density, shallow water environments spanning the U.S. 5th, 6th and 7th Fleets," said Luers. "We completed three missions vital to national security, 14 strategic strait transits in support of time sensitive operations and key theater commander tasking. The ship provided operational commanders a unique indication of submerged and surfaced threats, giving additional support and protection to high value units in theater operations."
Port visits were conducted in Duqm, Oman; Manama, Bahrain; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates; Souda Bay, Greece; and Rota, Spain.

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