Commanding Officer - Cmdr. Mike Stevens

Chief of the Boat - CMDCM (SS) Glen Kline

And 134 additional officers and crew, six of them New Hampshire citizens:

Lt. Donnie Carmichael of Grantham
Machinist's Mate 1st Class, James Guild of Portsmouth
Machinist's Mate/Fire Service Randall Tilton of Madbury
Electronics Technician 1st Class, Tom Chase of Farmington
Electronics Technician, Seaman Ryan Bourrie of Concord
Seman Sonar Technician Shawn Black of Londonderry

Read their stories, here.

United States Submarine USS New Hampshire Sailors Befriend Friends of Forgotten Children 
(November 8, 2007)
Ten sailors assigned to the Navy's fast attack submarine USS New Hampshire delivered over 250 food items collected from a food drive on their base in Groton, CT to the Friends of Forgotten Children (FOFC) ahead of the 2007 holiday season. Two representatives of the Family Readiness Group accompanied their husbands on their five hour round trip to assist in the delivery. Upon their arrival, in true US Navy tradition, the sailors were "piped aboard" to the US Navy song "Anchor's Aweigh" by newly assigned Executive Director William Dearborn of Epsom on the bagpipes.
The wives and crew had been looking for a way to help New Hampshire. Dee Olsson, wife of Machinist Mate Dan Olsson discovered the need for food donations to the Friends of Forgotten Children's food pantry. After initial inquiries were made to the Friends of Forgotten Children, Dee presented her idea to the other Family Readiness Group members and the crew of the USS New Hampshire for their approval. Canned goods and monetary contributions were collected for donation and further distribution to those in need. "We're going to continue to forge ties with our namesake state and build relationships that will last beyond the life of the ship," said Master Chief Glen Kline while preparing for their return to Groton. "We're ambassadors to the communities." Sonar Technician Aaron Skellenger from Lake Mills, Iowa quipped that "On my last ship, we had a close relationship with our state sponsor. I'd very much like to see us have the same mutually beneficial relationship with the State of New Hampshire." Machinist Mate Guild of Portsmouth and Sonar Technician Seaman Apprentice Shawn Black of Londonderry were present among the crewmembers who volunteered to assist in the delivery.


10/19 USS New Hampshire arrived in Portsmouth 11:15 am
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Thru 11/2 Scarecrows of the Port Festival
Downtown merchants present first annual "Scarecrows in the Port" harvest festival, commissioning celebration and welcome to the crew and their families.

10/25/2008 US Navy Commissioning Ceremony, 10 am

10/27/2008 USS New Hampshire departs, 12:20 pm

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