Courtesy Navy NewsStand.

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Maebel Ysog Tinoko, Navy Public Affairs Support Element West, Det. Northwest

POULSBO, Wash. (NNS) — Sailors assigned to USS Kentucky (Blue) (SSBN 737) attended a Personal Excellence through Cooperative Education (PECE) awards ceremony held at Vinland Elementary School in Poulsbo, Wash., June 18.

Command Master Chief (SS) Bill Mast, chief of the boat and Chief Machinist’s Mate (SS) Jeremy Shaw, leading chief petty officer of Auxillary Division, were special guests at the ceremony and gave two top students a ‘Sailing into the Future’ award. Continued…



Courtesy Submarine Group 9

Offutt AFB, Neb. – Gen. Kevin P. Chilton, commander, U.S. Strategic Command, recently announced the four 2009 Omaha Trophy winners, an honor awarded annually to military units demonstrating the highest performance standards in USSTRATCOM mission areas. The winners are:

  • Global Operations Trophy: 67th Network Warfare Wing, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Trophy: 341st Space Wing, Malmstrom Air Force Base, Great Falls, Mont.
  • Submarine Ballistic Missile Trophy: USS KENTUCKY (SSBN 737), Naval Submarine Base, Bangor, Wa.
  • Strategic Aircraft Operations Trophy: 55th Wing, Offutt, Air Force Base, Neb. Continued…
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