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HAL Pilot

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Emory S. Land is conducting a homeport shift from Bremerton, Wash., to Diego Garcia.
When did they start homeporting ships at Dodge? It used to be a one year unaccompanied tour. Have they built up the facilities on the island to put dependent's there too?
 

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But still has Navy crew onbaord too including the CO.
Small world! So is Bunk, but suspect they are about ready to throw him back at Navy.
From what I've gathered it will still be a 12 month unaccompanied tour for those assigned to the ship.

Has this been done before? MSC having control but keeping it a United States Ship?
 

HeyJoe

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From what I've gathered it will still be a 12 month unaccompanied tour for those assigned to the ship.

Has this been done before? MSC having control but keeping it a United States Ship?
Don't quote me on it, but seem to recall it has to do with whether ships have grey or black hulls whether there is a USN officer in command or a MSC master, but they tend to have civilian crews. First I've heard they are taking on the Submarine Tender business, but kinda makes sense. Here's the poster of their 112 ships, which does include two Submarine Tenders and the Mt Whitney (Fleet Command Ship).
 

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100803-N-5888C-003 SAN DIEGO (Aug. 3, 2010) Cmdr. Jerry Miranda, commanding officer of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Asheville (SSN 758), meets his daughter on the pier. Asheville returned to homeport after a six-month deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. Asheville participated in missions critical to national security, and in several U.S. and multinational naval exercises. The ship covered more than 37,000 nautical miles and made port visits to Japan and Guam. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class April Currie/Released)
 

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100803-N-5888C-002 SAN DIEGO (Aug. 3, 2010) Cmdr. Jerry Miranda, commanding officer of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Asheville (SSN 758), watches line handlers tie the submarine to the pier as Asheville returns to homeport after a six-month deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. Asheville participated in missions critical to national security, and in several U.S. and multinational naval exercises. The ship covered more than 37,000 nautical miles and made port visits to Japan and Guam. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class April Currie/Released)
 

wlawr005

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A sub skipper with a CAR and jump wings. I wonder what some of his other tours were...
 

bubblehead

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A sub skipper with a CAR and jump wings. I wonder what some of his other tours were...
Individual Augmentee. More than likely with an Army unit, given his Joint Service Commendation medal...

He could have earned his Naval Parachutist wings while a USNA or NROTC Midshipman.
 

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100811-N-7179M-071 NORFOLK (Aug. 11, 2010) Sailors aboard the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Albany (SSN 753) wave to family members as the boat returns to homeport at Naval Station Norfolk after a six-month deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Danna M. Morris/Released)



100811-N-7179M-167 NORFOLK (Aug. 11, 2010) Cmdr. Thomas R. Buchanan, commanding officer of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Albany (SSN 753), greets his son on the pier after returning to Naval Station Norfolk after a six-month deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Danna M. Morris/Released)



100811-N-7179M-054 NORFOLK (Aug. 11, 2010) Family members wait to greet their Sailors aboard the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Albany (SSN 753) as the boat returns to homeport at Naval Station Norfolk after a six-month deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Danna M. Morris/Released)
 

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100903-N-9204B-002 YOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 3, 2010) The Virginia-class attack submarine USS Hawaii (SSN 776) transits Tokyo Bay on the way to Fleet Activities Yokosuka, marking the first time in the history of the U.S. 7th Fleet that a Virginia-class submarine visited the region. This is Hawaii's first scheduled deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Lara Bollinger/Released)
 

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100830-N-3090M-174 GROTON, Conn. (August 30, 2010) The attack submarine USS Virginia (SSN 774) departs Naval Submarine Base New London en route to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, for an extended maintenance period. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Myers/Released)
 

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100827-N-8467N-002 GROTON, Conn. (Aug. 27, 2010) The Los Angeles-class submarine USS Annapolis (SSN 760) pulls into Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn., after returning from a scheduled six-month deployment. While on deployment Annapolis conducted operations in the central command area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by John Narewski/Released)
 

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100831-N-2903M-023 CLEVELAND (Aug. 31, 2010) Rear Adm. Julius S. Caesar, right, vice director of Joint Concept Development & Experimentation at U.S. Joint Forces Command, is presented the Cleveland Navy Week Proclamation from Airport Commissioner Fred Szabo during a ceremony aboard the museum ship USS Cod. The proclamation presentation is one of several activities planned in Cleveland to celebrate Cleveland Navy Week Aug. 30 through Sept. 6, one of 19 Navy Weeks taking place throughout the United States this year. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st class Terry Matlock/Released)
 
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