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Friday, January 22, 2010

USS Boise Gets MUC

As Idaho's first and foremost submarine blogger, I feel a special responsibility to highlight the accomplishments of USS Boise (SSN 764) whenever she's in the news. Here's a press release from SUBFOR. Excerpts:
The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Boise (SSN 764) was presented the Meritorious Unit Commendation for the boat's continued operational success.
The award highlighted Boise's success in exceeding operational requirements during a 2008 deployment in the European Command area of operations, conducting four highly successful allied naval exercises with the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Spain.
During the deployment, Boise was a key contributor to the Global Maritime Awareness Force that maintained a common operational picture in support of efforts against illegal fishing, human smuggling and narcotics activities.
Commander, Submarine Squadron 8 Capt. Frank Cattani presented the award to Boise Commanding Officer Cmdr. Paul Snodgrass and the boat's crew...
... In addition to participation in the multinational exercises, Boise Sailors sustained reconnaissance efforts, enabling decision makers to carry out effective foreign policies and conducted independent operations in the North Atlantic.
"Without a doubt, I am most pleased that our crew was able to demonstrate a full spectrum of capabilities and versatility in several different environments," said Snodgrass. "This is a testament to the their ability to adapt to change, and my department heads' and chief's quarter's ability to communicate the mission and translate guidance into action. The award also reflects the crew's enduring positive attitude, and their willingness to do that one extra thing necessary to achieve success."
Boise has been awarded three Meritorious Unit Commendations since the submarine's commissioning in 1992, receiving the honor in 1995 and 1998.
Well done to the men of the "One Ship Fleet".


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats! It’s good to see the people assigned to the boat are carrying on the high level of professionalism set by the Officers and crew that brought her to life.
Commissioning COB

1/22/2010 10:36 AM

Blogger John Byron said...

Bravo Zulu. Bravo Xray.

1/22/2010 11:34 AM

Anonymous ret.cob said...

I work in a building that also houses the local alternative high school classes. I am astounded every time I think about the time, resources, energy, dedication, skill and leadership required to turn one of these civilian kids into an accomplished submariner. Well done to the crew of BOISE!!

1/22/2010 12:05 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

BZ to the crew of the USS Boise and to the spouses that held down the homefront so these sailors could carry out their duties.

Fast Attack Chief

1/22/2010 2:00 PM

Blogger Dani said...

Thanks for the mention ... DH is currently on the Boise. This morning was spent at the change of command ceremony for the boat. It was nice to see the governor of Idaho and the mayor of Boise there. Thanks for all of the support!

1/22/2010 6:29 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

A MUC for supporting efforts against illegal fishing. [rolls eyes]

1/22/2010 8:27 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that for real?

Is illegal fishing one of our mission areas now?

1/23/2010 7:05 AM

Blogger Liza B. Gonzalez said...

Bravo Boise for outstanding work yet again. My husband was part of that crew in '98 and still very proud for his work there.

Yo, anonymous did you also read about the human smuggling. [roll eyes] there's always a cynic.

1/23/2010 4:16 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yo, anonymous did you also read about the human smuggling. [roll eyes] there's always a cynic.

Maybe that's a task for the Global Force for Good, but not for the U.S. Navy. Sheeesh!

1/24/2010 1:05 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yo, anonymous did you also read about the human smuggling. [roll eyes] there's always a cynic.

Maybe you should look up "cynic" in the dictionary.

1/24/2010 10:30 PM

Blogger Tanya said...

Congratulations! My husband did his JO tour on the Boise and is now in the shipyard with them on his current boat (USS TN). Kudos to the Boise!

1/25/2010 9:13 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey! Being a Cynic ain't so bad!!!

1/25/2010 12:59 PM

Anonymous subsailor said...

Poor excuse for a northern run if you ask me. MU for "against illegal fishing, human smuggling and narcotics activities." give me a break. In my day we went north to gather intell.

1/27/2010 8:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still gathering intel: whale locations.

1/27/2010 12:30 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was working at Sixth Fleet driving the Boise all over the Atlantic for that deployment. We felt that "The One-ship Fleet" was pretty accurate.

And for subsailor and all of you eye-rollers out there, don't dismay. Fashionable phrases like "human trafficking" and "illegal fishing" make it into UNCLAS award citations. Everything else she did is for those currently read in and with a need to know, if you catch my drift.

1/31/2010 8:46 AM


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