USS Jacksonville Pays Visit to Stirling, Australia

US Navy’s Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Jacksonville (SSN 699) arrived in Stirling, Australia, June 25 for a port visit as a part of its Western Pacific deployment.

For many of the Jacksonville’s crew members this was their first time in Australia.

Since departing Sepangar, Malaysia, Jacksonville has been hard at work, rapidly responding to a variety of tasking and continuing the professional development of each Sailor aboard. More than one dozen Jacksonville Sailors have earned their dolphins since departing Pearl Harbor, Hawaii – a testament to the crew’s dedicated efforts.

Throughout their 2015 Western Pacific deployment, Jacksonville’s crew of 144 Sailors will conduct a variety of missions. Jacksonville will participate in several joint exercises focused on enhancing international maritime operations.

Jacksonville was commissioned May 16, 1981 and is homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

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