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Tip of the Spear

Sail looking kinda rough, but keep in mind that Springer was commissioned 28 years ago. Also, how long before you spot the M249 light machine gun?

APRA HARBOR, Guam (July 8, 2021) Sailors aboard the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Springfield (SSN 761) depart Naval Base Guam after completing a regularly scheduled evolution with the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39). Springfield is capable of supporting various missions, including anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface ship warfare, strike warfare and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Victoria Kinney)

Commissioned in 1993, it was announced last month that Springfield would have her homeport shifted to Guam, which will now host five submarines at a time. It was just two years ago that the attack boat shifted homeports from Maine to Pearl Harbor, joining SUBRON 7.