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LET'S BRING HER TO LIFE

From the Heartland

Oklahoma's Naval Legacy

SHIP FACTS

The First USS Oklahoma (BB 37)

Fast Attack/ SSN

Fast Attack or “Submersible Ship Nuclear.” These submarines are smaller, do not contain nuclear missiles and deploy for up to six months. They are stationed in all submarine bases except Kings Bay, GA. 

Underway

The period of time when a submarine leaves for sea. 

Khakis

 Slang for chiefs and officers.

Dolphins or Fish

Warfare pin earned approximately one year after joining the first command. It is a long and hard process to earn your “Dolphins” due to the extensive qualification process on board.  

Gouge

Gouge is a term for “answers, inside information, the scoop.”  Used in a sentence, “Did you get the gouge on what tomorrow’s meeting is about?”