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Commander, Submarine Group 10


USS Georgia (SSGN 729)
Furtim Incurso Mutatio
"Wisdom, Justice, Moderation"


 History

Ohio Class Ballistic Missile Submarine: Laid down, 7 April 1979, at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT.; Launched, 6 November 1982; Commissioned, USS Georgia (SSBN 729).

USS GEORGIA (SSGN 729) is the fourth TRIDENT Class Nuclear Powered Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine and the third ship to bear the name of this grand state, one of the thirteen original states of the union. The keel for USS GEORGIA (SSGN 729) was laid on 7 April 1979 and was presided over by First Lady Rosalyn Carter, wife of President Jimmy Carter, both Georgia natives.  Mrs. Carter's initials can still be seen on the ship's keel.

On 5 November 1982, USS GEORGIA was launched by Mrs. Sheila Watkins, wife of Admiral James D. Watkins, Chief of Naval Operations, who served as the Commissioning Officer during USS GEORGIA's commissioning ceremony held on 11 February 1984 at the Naval Underwater Sound Laboratory, New London, Connecticut.

In November 1984, USS GEORGIA arrived in her home port of Bangor, Washington.  In January 1985, she started her first strategic deterrent patrol.  USS GEORGIA was awarded a Meritorious Unit Commendation for operations from September 1983 to May 1986.  She was awarded her second Meritorious Unit Commendation for operations from February to August 1986.  USS GEORGIA was awarded the Commander, Submarine Squadron 17 Battle Efficiency "E" in 2001. While serving in  the Pacific Fleet, USS GEORGIA conducted 65 strategic deterrent patrols.  A key element of our nation's strategic deterrent forces, she continued the proud tradition established by her predecessors.

In October 2004, USS GEORGIA was redesignated to SSGN after the successful completion of exercise "Silent Hammer," the SSGN proof-of-concept operation.  In February 2005, USS GEORGIA entered Norfolk Naval Shipyard for a scheduled Engineered Refueling Overhaul and conversion to SSGN.

In December 2007,  USS GEORGIA departed Norfolk, Virginia for her new home in Kings Bay, Georgia.

 Facts and Figures

Builders: Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp., Groton, Ct. Powerplant: One nuclear reactor, one shaft Length: 560 feet (109.73 meters) Beam: 42 feet Displacement: Approx. 18,750 tons (17,010 metric tons) submerged Speed: 20+ knots (23+ MPH; 36,8+ KPH) Crew: 13 officers, 121 enlisted Armament: 24 Missile tubes, 4 Torpedo tubes

 Georgia Blue Leadership

CAPT William BreitfelderCommanding Officer
LCDR John DyeExecutive Officer
MMCM Edward RathgeberChief Of The Boat

 Georgia Gold Leadership

CAPT Michael BadorfCommanding Officer
LCDR Michael PaisantExecutive Officer
STSCM Laurel PriceChief Of The Boat

 Reporting Aboard

Congratulations on your orders to USS GEORGIA!

Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay is the east coast homeport for the Ohio class fleet ballistic and guided missile submarines and the only naval base in the Atlantic fleet capable of supporting the Trident II (D-5) missile. Established in 1978, the base is home to Submarine Group 10, Submarine Squadrons 16 and 20, Trident Training Facility, Trident Refit Facility, Strategic Weapons Facility Atlantic, and other support-providing commands.

All new check-ins must initially report to Naval Submarine Support Center (NSSC) in accordance with official PCS orders. NSSC is located in the Pre-Deployment Training Building (PDTB), Building 1059. PDTB is also home to Submarine Squadrons 16 and 20, all off-crew offices for units home ported in Kings Bay (to include the USS GEORGIA Off-Crew Office) and other various support commands.

Driving Directions
To Pre-Deployment Training Building from Jacksonville International Airport: Exit the airport onto Airport Road. Turn left to merge onto I-95 N toward Savannah. Take exit 1 toward St Mary’s Rd. Turn right onto St Mary’s Rd and proceed east towards the base. To best ensure you have the best driving directions, consult with Google Maps or another mapping web site for specific directions to the PDTB, Building 1059. 

Note: Ensure to report in the appropriate uniform for the season with a regulation haircut. Bring all records, orders, endorsements, travel-related receipts, new address, etc. After hours, please make sure you leave a good contact number (i.e. cell phone/relative/friend), in case we need to reach you prior to the next work day. SUBGRU 10 employs a 24-hour Watch Officer that can be contacted by calling (912) 674-2247.

Mailing Address
Commanding Officer
USS GEORGIA (SSGN 729) (Blue/Gold)
(Attn:  Your Name/Rate
FPO AP 96698-2102

Important Phone Numbers

(DSN Prefix - 573)

USS GEORGIA Quarterdeck

(912) 573-2067

USS GEORGIA Command Duty Officer            

(912) 409-2032

Naval Submarine Support Center (NSSC)

(912) 573-2333

Housing Referral Office

(912) 573-2056

Navy Gateway Inn & Suites

(912) 573-4871/4971

Fleet & Family Support Center (FFSC)         

(912) 573-4512

Personnel Support Detachment (PSD)

(912) 573-3988

Medical

(912) 573-4242

COMSUBGRU 10 Command Duty Officer

(912) 674-2247 (Cell)

Useful Websites  
Fleet and Family Readiness for Kings Bay Area www.cnic.navy.mil/KingsBay/
Information on Military Housing www.housing.navy.mil
Information on Childcare www.militarychild.org
Various subject dealing with relocation www.militaryonesource.com
Navy Exchange Information www.navy-nex.com
Military Installation Overview www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil

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