USS Alabama (SSBN 731) celebrates 30th anniversary

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BANGOR, Wash. (May 22, 2015) Capt. Mark Behning, chief of staff for Submarine Group 9, left, is presented with a command coin commemorating the ship’s 30th anniversary by Cmdr. Brody Frailey, center, and Cmdr. Paul Reinhardt, right, Gold and Blue crew commanding officers of USS Alabama (SSBN 731) during a ceremony at Naval Base Kitsap – Bangor. Originally, the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines were to be decommissioned at 30 years, however, due to the development of the Ohio-class replacement, they’re now projected to serve for 42 years. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kenneth G. Takada/Released)

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