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Bradenton Native Propels Submarine Legacy into the Future

By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Erica R. Gardner, Navy Office of Community Outreach

Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brad Gee

KINGS BAY, Ga. – As citizens of Bradenton go about their daily lives, members of the U.S. Navy’s “Silent Service” submarine force work beneath the ocean’s waves, continuing a tradition that only a small fraction of military members will ever know: strategic deterrence.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Austin Wilson, assigned to USS Georgia, hails from Bradenton, Florida, and is a 2015 graduate of Manatee School for the Arts who takes on the task to execute one of the Defense Department’s most important mission of strategic deterrence.

Wilson is an electronics technician, nuclear, stationed at the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, homeport to the Ohio-class ballistic-missile and guided-missile submarines.

"Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay is home to all East Coast Ohio-class submarines," said Rear Adm. Jeff Jablon, commander, Submarine Group …

Omro Native Serves Aboard One of Navy's Most Versatile Combat Warships

by Rick Burke, Navy Office of Community Outreach

SAN DIEGO - An Omro, Wisconisn, native provides key support as part of combat operations aboard USS Montgomery stationed in San Diego, California.

Navy Chief Petty Officer Adam Ross is an electronic technician serving aboard the littoral combat ship.

A Navy electronics technician is responsible for electronic equipment used to send and receive messages, computer information systems, long range radar, and calibration of test equipment.

"LCS is a challenging tour," Ross said. "However, with great challenge comes a great sense of accomplishment. Working with a small crew means that we are all working closely together to get the job done, and it builds a strong sense of camaraderie."

Ross credits success in the Navy to many of the lessons learned in Omro.

"I grew up on a dairy farm, which gave me a strong work ethic and a 'can do' attitude," Ross said. "This has served me well throughout my career.…