That's A Long Overhaul
USS Bremerton (SSN 698) is in the Navy News for finishing sea trials after a three year (!) refueling overhaul. Here's a picture of her pulling into Pearl Harbor Naval Station:
Three years seems like a long time for an ERO; Portsmouth Naval Shipyard has been doing them in under two. Hopefully the crew didn't go stir-crazy in the yards. (I spent quite a bit of time in the yards during NewCon, but never three years -- and most of the time, I didn't have RadCon to worry about.)
Here's to the crew of the
Portsmouth Bremerton -- splice the mainbrace, men; you've earned it.
Bell-ringer 1531 17 Mar: Edited to correct the name of the boat, as pointed out by a commenter. However, that doesn't mean that any former USS Portsmouth crewmembers shouldn't still feel free to have a drink.