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Published on April 24th, 2015 | by The Kitsap Scene

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USS Kentucky changes command

BANGOR, Wash. (Apr. 21, 2015) Cmdr. Jeffery Smith, outgoing commanding officer of USS Kentucky (SSBN 737), left, is presented the Meritorious Service Medal by Capt. Brian Humm, commodore of Submarine Squadron 19, right, during a change of command ceremony at the Naval Base Kitsap - Bangor base chapel. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kenneth G. Takada/Released)

Cmdr. Jeffery Smith, outgoing commanding officer of USS Kentucky (SSBN 737), left, is presented the Meritorious Service Medal by Capt. Brian Humm, commodore of Submarine Squadron 19, right, during a change of command ceremony at the Naval Base Kitsap – Bangor base chapel. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kenneth G. Takada/Released)

By Petty Officer 1st Class Kenneth Takada

BANGOR, Wash. – Cmdr. Jeffery S. Smith, a native of Independence, Ky., was relieved by Cmdr. John W. Hale as commanding officer of USS Kentucky (SSBN 737) (Green) during a change of command ceremony at the Naval Base Kitsap


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