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On The Cover

Petty Officer 1st Class (SS) Rick Blackman keeps a lookout from the bridge of USS Florida (SSGN-728), off the east coast of Florida.

Photo by Chief Petty Officer Kevin Elliott

On The Back

SSGN,” by Nate Ostrow, highlights the unique look of the U.S. Submarine Force’s most dynamic platform.

Mr. Ostrow is a Department of Defense Technical Illustrator with extensive experience creating artwork for the Submarine Force and other DoD organizations. His work can be found in the wardrooms and other spaces aboard more than 25 Navy and Coast Guard ships, as well as in the Pentagon, SUBLANT and SUBPAC headquarters, the Bowfin Museum, the Naval Submarine League, and elsewhere. He has also worked as a concept artist for General Dynamics Electric Boat and Marinette Marine Corp.

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Petty Officers 1st Class Kristina Brockman and Kingsley Van Duzer answer questions about the Los Angeles-class submarine USS Topeka (SSN-754) from Baker Elementary School students. The school rewarded 25 students with a tour of submarines and facilities at Naval Base Point Loma as part of San Diego Schools' “Catch a Rising Star” program.


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