Cmdr. Troy Jackson, commanding officer, and the crewmembers of the fast-attack submarine USS Norfolk(SSN-714) wave to the families and friends on the pier as they return to Naval Station Norfolk following a six month deployment. While deployed, Norfolkcompleted several missions
in support of national interests and the Navy’s maritime strategy of sustained cooperative
relationships with international partners.
Norfolk Returns from Deployment
By Petty Officer 1st Class Todd A. Schaffer,
Commander, Submarine Force Public Affairs
The city of Norfolk’s namesake submarine, USS Norfolk (SSN-714) returned to homeport June 28 following a six- month deployment.
Norfolk deployed Dec. 28 independently, meaning they were not part of an expeditionary strike group or with an aircraft carrier. Norfolk deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.
Crew members served as ambassadors for the United States Navy during port visits to Rota, Spain; Bahrain; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates; Aquaba, Jordan; Souda Bay, Crete; and Augusta Bay, Italy.
“This deployment began over a year ago. We had a great start, and the great successes are proof of the hard work of the crew,” said Cmdr. Troy Jackson, Norfolk’s commanding officer. “We’re glad to be back in Norfolk and the Hampton Roads area. For every family on the pier, the homecoming was a joyful reunion after a long six months apart.”
Fast-attack submarines like Norfolk are multi-mission capable, using stealth, persistence, agility and firepower to deploy and support special forces operations, disrupt and destroy an adversary’s military and economic operations at sea, provide early strike from close proximity, and ensure undersea superiority.