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24 March 2014

USS Michigan to arrive in Subic Bay

USS Michigan (SSGN 727), an Ohio-class guided-missile submarine, will arrive in Subic Bay on Tuesday, March 25, for a routine port call that highlights the strong historic, community, and military connections between the United States and the Republic of the Philippines.

This visit will allow the ship to replenish supplies as well as give the crew an opportunity for rest and relaxation. While in Subic the sailors of the USS Michigan will visit a school that helps persons with disabilities, and visit the Olongapo City Museum to learn more about Filipino culture and history.

The USS Michigan is part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet and is homeported in Puget Sound, Wash. The Michigan is commanded by CAPT. Erik A. Burian and crewed by approximately 150 sailors. USS Michigan was commissioned on 11 September 1982 and is the third United States Navy vessel to bear the name of the state. In 2003 the USS Michigan entered the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Wash. for conversion from a Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine into a Guided Missile Submarine. In June 2007, the new USS Michigan SSGN-727 was returned to service as one of only four SSGN's in the submarine fleet.

For more information about the USS Michigan, visit the ship’s webpage: www.michigan.navy.mil or Commander, Submarine Group 7’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/submarinegroup7 (US Embassy Manila Public Affairs).

PHOTO: File photo of USS Michigan (photo provided by US Embassy Manila)

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