Trident Submariners Provide Strategic Deterrence

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Petty Officer 1st Class Joseph J. Olivares, left, a photojournalist from the Fleet Public Affairs Center, Jacksonville, Fla., puts on an oxygen mask as part of a damage control demonstration drill as USS Maryland crew member Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Joseph Gibson assists, Feb. 15, 2009. DoD photo by Gerry J. Gilmore
  • Enlisted crew members assigned duty aboard Trident strategic missile submarines are required to learn damage control procedures and other operational functions before pinning on the coveted silver “dolphins” insignia. Officers, too, must become qualified on shipboard operations before they can wear their golden dolphins. DoD photo by Gerry J. Gilmore
  • The sun’s rays glint off the hull of the strategic missile submarine USS Maryland as it cruises atop the waves somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean, Feb. 15, 2009. DoD photo by Gerry J. Gilmore
  • Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Lamar Johnson uses the helmsman’s controls to help pilot the strategic missile submarine USS Maryland as the vessel cruises somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean, Feb. 15, 2009. DoD photo by Gerry J. Gilmore
  • The USS Maryland’s “Gold” crew executive officer, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Louis J. Springer, takes a look through the vessel’s periscope, Feb. 17, 2009.  DoD photo by Gerry J. Gilmore
  • The USS Maryland’s chief of the boat, Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Michael C. McLauchlan, observes enlisted members’ performance in the control room Feb. 15, 2009. McLauchlan is the vessel’s senior noncommissioned officer. DoD photo by Gerry J. Gilmore
  • Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Shawn Halliwell checks his sonar system during a battle drill aboard the strategic missile submarine USS Maryland, Feb. 16, 2009. DoD photo by Gerry J. Gilmore
  • Navy Lt. j.g. Jeremy Smeltz and Navy Lt. j.g. Juan Torres report to Navy Cmdr. Jeffrey M. Grimes, right, the captain of the USS Maryland, during a battle drill Feb. 16, 2009.  DoD photo by Gerry J. Gilmore
  • Navy Seaman DeAngelo Jackson Adams stands by a machine gun on the bridge of the USS Maryland, Feb. 17, 2009.  DoD photo by Gerry J. Gilmore
  • Navy Petty Officer 1st Class and missile technician Mike J. Atterbery conducts a launch drill for the USS Maryland’s strategic missiles, Feb. 16, 2009. DoD photo by Gerry J. Gilmore