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Monday, January 08, 2007

It's Battle "E" Time

SubPac was on the ball and put out a Battle "E" press release in the 1st week of January:
Three Pearl Harbor based nuclear-powered attack submarines were selected for the award, including USS La Jolla (SSN 701), from Submarine Squadron One, which received the award for the second year in a row. USS Chicago (SSN 721) and USS Tucson (SSN 770) from Submarine Squadron’s Three and Seven, respectively, were the other Pearl Harbor-based winners...
...Other Pacific Fleet submarines receiving the Battle “E” were USS Jefferson City (SSN 759) and the Floating Dry Dock Arco (ARDM-5) in San Diego; USS Houston (SSN 713) and USS Frank Cable (AS 40) in Guam; and USS Kentucky (SSBN 737) and USS Nevada (SSBN 733) in Bangor, Wash.
The Battle “E” award recognizes sustained superior performance in all areas of combat readiness. As part of the competition, ships compete for command excellence in four combat areas; maritime warfare, engineering/survivability, command and control, and logistics management. To receive the nod for battle efficiency, a ship must excel in all four areas.
Congratulations to all the winners! I admit I'm surprised not to see my old boat USS Jimmy Carter (SSN 23) on the list -- I guess, alone among the SubPac squadrons, SubDevRon 5 didn't give one out this year. SubLant's announcement will hopefully be coming to the 'net soon; it came out on January 17th last year. If anyone has a copy of the UNCLAS message announcing the winners and wanted to forward it here, it'd be put to good use.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like CSDS-5 didn't evalaute SSN 23 as worthy of the Battle "E" as she has not deployed yet. As you know, most Battle "E" winners are those who have a successful deployment under their belt, combined with a good ORSE score and an above avg TRE tally. Carter has yet to achieve that status, although she did very well on the last ORSE and the TRE in Oct/Nov was AA in most areas less Navigation.

1/08/2007 8:35 PM

Anonymous chrys said...

This post is interesting.

1/08/2007 10:18 PM

Blogger Bubblehead said...

I just saw that; I just posted something about it in the post right above this one.

1/08/2007 11:30 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woo-Hoo to my son's sub, the USS Houston SSN 713!

Proud Navy Mom

1/09/2007 2:59 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is the list of Lant Fleet boats (from the Dolphin -- NSB Groton's paper)

Uncle Petey

1/12/2007 6:58 AM


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