Beginning Of Year News And Videos
-- To send off 2013, here's the official SUBFOR propaganda video looking back at the last year:
-- And here's a link to a fairly long (33 minute) video that seems to be mostly raw interviews from the sea trials of USS Minnesota (SSN 783) that took place last May. It's interesting if you haven't seen a lot of footage from the inside of a Virginia-class boat. The boat just shifted her homeport to Groton.
-- ADM Kinnaird McKee, who took over Naval Reactors from ADM Rickover (and was the Admiral I interviewed with), passed away on December 30th. Sailor, Rest Your Oar.
-- Here's a link to the results of the FY15 Major Command selection board that I neglected to post back in November.
-- We're going to start capping four tubes on each of our 14 operational SSBNs next year to meet the requirements of the New START treaty. It's expected to be done by 2018.
-- Lastly, if you find yourself in Charleston next month, there will be a four day event marking the 150th anniversary of the first successful submarine attack, by CSS H. L. Hunley against USS Housatonic.