The steady, unwavering presence of U.S. Navy submarines worldwide provides the country with a tremendous military edge.

They are designed to excel in anti-submarine warfare, anti-ship warfare, strike warfare, special operations, irregular warfare and mine warfare.

The Newport News (SSN 750), a Los Angeles-class submarine, was the 3rd ship of the U.S. Navy to be named for Newport News, Virginia.

The submarine returned home to Naval Submarine Base on Jan. 3, after a six-month deployment, and earned the coveted 'Battle E' award.

The Navy’s Battle Effectiveness – widely known as “Battle E”– awards recognize the ships that attain the highest overall performance.

During its deployment, Newport News steamed nearly 33,000 nautical miles and made port calls to Norway, Scotland, and, Spain.

39 personnel earned their submarine warfare devices – commonly referred to as “dolphins” – during the deployment.

The Newport News Sailors racked up more than 350 individual watchstation qualifications at sea.

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