Frankfort, Ky – Senior Chief Machinist Mate (SS) Jeremy Shaw will re-enlist in the United States Navy at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, April 20, 2011. Commonwealth of Kentucky Secretary of State Elaine Walker will host the re-enlistment ceremony in the Capitol Building Rotunda, and the Adjutant General of Kentucky Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini will administer the oath of enlistment. The event is open to the public.

Senior Chief Shaw is the auxiliary leading chief petty officer aboard USS Kentucky’s (SSBN 737) Blue Crew. He will be accompanied by Weapons Officer Lt. Cory Hudson and Lt.J.g. Erik Chamberlain. They are part of a contingent of six sailors from USS Kentucky, currently conducting a namesake visit across Kentucky. Continued…






LOUISVILLE, KY – Crew members from USS Kentucky (SSBN 737) and USS Louisville (SSN 724) will be conducting separate namesake visits to the Louisville-area during mid-April. In what officials describe as a rare occurrence, the sailors from both submarines will make several joint appearances at Thunder Over Louisville on Saturday, April 16.

“I’ve been coordinating namesake visits for both boats since 1995,” said Philip Setters from the Thoroughbred Sub Club. “This is the first time I have been aware of two boats conducting simultaneous visits in our area, and I haven’t found anyone that can recall it happening anywhere else, either. I am glad it is happening at Thunder Over Louisville, which has previously included participation from both submarines.” Continued…



Courtesy Navy NewsStand

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ronald Gutridge, Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs

PEARL HARBOR (NNS) — The Los Angeles-class submarine USS Louisville (SSN 724) returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Oct. 29 after completing a scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific region.

During the deployment, Louisville executed a wide range of operations in support of 7th Fleet and national tasking in addition to a high-profile bilateral exercise designed to strengthen operability of U.S. and Republic of Korea naval forces.

“Unquestionably this deployment was an amazing experience for the entire Louisville crew and especially rewarding for the supervisors to watch as this young crew performed missions vital to our national security and strengthened international relations with our allies throughout the Western Pacific,” said Cmdr. Lee Sisco, USS Louisville’s commanding officer. Continued…



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