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USS North Carolina Returns Home from Western Pacific Deployment
February 13, 2024
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (Jan. 31, 2024) — The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS North Carolina (SSN 777) returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after a seven-month deployment, Jan. 31, 2024. USS North Carolina is the fourth submarine of the Virginia-class; the first class designated and built post-Cold War in order to meet the challenges of the 21st century, and has improved stealth; sophisticated surveillance capabilities, and special warfare enhancements that enable it to meet the Navy's multi-mission requirements.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Scott Barnes)

USS Vermont Arrives at New Homeport in Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
July 27, 2023
USS Vermont (SSN 792) arrives at its new homeport of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

USS Seawolf (SSN 21) Conducts Change of Command
May 16, 2023
Members of the official party depart the Seawolf-class fast-attack submarine USS Seawolf (SSN 21) following a change of command ceremony held at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor in Silverdale, Washington, May 16, 2023. During the ceremony, Cmdr. Jeffrey Fassbender was relieved by Cmdr. Douglas Hagenbuch. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Sophia H. Bumps)

COMSUBPAC Hosts Submarine Warfare Commanders Conference
April 13, 2023
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (April 13, 2023) Attendees of the Submarine Warfare Commanders Conference (SWCC) pose for a group photo on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, April 13, 2023. The purpose of SWCC, which was first held in 2018, is to strengthen a free and open Indo-Pacific region through expanded cooperation between submarine force commanders of allies and partners.

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