About USS Nebraska (SSBN 739)
USS Nebraska (SSBN 739) is the 14th submarine of the Ohio class of ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs), nd the second U.S. Navy ship to bear the name.
The keel of Nebraska was laid on July 6, 1987, and she was christened on Aug. 15, 1992 by Mrs. Patricia Exon, wife of U.S. Sen. J. James Exon. Nebraska was commissioned on July 10, 1993 at Groton, Conn., and assigned to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga.
While stationed on the East Coast, Nebraska completed her first strategic deterrent patrol in August 1994 and became the first Ohio-class submarine to visit Europe and Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 1996, Nebraska was honored by U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM) as the SSBN recipient of the Omaha Trophy for excellence in strategic deterrence.
As part of an effort to balance the nation's strategic assets, Nebraska shifted her homeport to Naval Submarine Base Bangor, Wash., in October 200. Since then, Nebraska has continued her tradition of excellence, receiving the Battle Efficiency Award (Battle "E") in 2010 and 2011.