Rear Adm. Houston visits USS Florida
190826-N-WO404-709.JPG Photo By: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Nelson

Aug 30, 2019
NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY SOUDA BAY, Greece - 190826-N-WO404-709 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Aug. 26, 2019) Rear Adm. William J. Houston, deputy commander, U.S. 6th Fleet and commander, Submarine Group 8, speaks to Sailors aboard the Ohio-class fleet guided-missile submarine USS Florida (SSGN 728) during an embark in the Mediterranean Sea Aug. 26, 2019. Florida, the third of four SSGN platforms, is capable of conducting clandestine strike operations, joint special operation forces operations, battle space preparation and information operations, SSGN/SSN consort operations, carrier and expeditionary strike group operations, battle management and experimentation of future submarine payloads. U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.


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