USS EMORY S. LAND
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The Emory S. Land (AS 39) is the lead ship in her class of submarine tenders in the U.S. Navy, designed (but not limited) to support the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarines, and was named for Admiral Emory S. Land (1879-1971) noted for his contributions to naval architecture, particularly in submarine design. The keel was laid down on March 2, 1976, at Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Company in Seattle, Wash. She was christened and launched on May 4, 1977. Mrs. Sarah H. Long, the wife of Adm. Robert L. J. Long, served as sponsor of the ship. Capt. Dennis Y. Sloan is the prospective commanding officer.

November 7, 1978 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Emory S. land underway for the first time to conduct Builders (Alpha "A") sea trials. Completed initial ammunition onload at the newly constructed pier at Naval Weapons Magazine Indian Island, Wash., on May 11, 1979.

July 7, 1979 USS Emory S. Land was commissioned during a ceremony in Bremerton, Wash.

July 22, AS 39 departed for Shakedown training at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

January 31, 1980 The Emory S. Land entered the Newport News shipyard for a two-month Post Shakedown Availability (PSA). Returned on March 28.

From April 9 through June 3, the submarine tender conducted brief underway periods for routine training.

September 5, USS Emory S. Land departed Naval Station Norfolk for its maiden Indian Ocean deployment to its forward-base of operation, the island of Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory.

After a brief stop in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, the Emory S. Land transited Suez Canal on Sept. 25; Operated in Diego Garcia through Dec. 12, providing tender support services to 11 surface ships and three submarines.

January 15, 1981 AS 39 returned to its homeport of Norfolk, Va., after more than a four-month underway period. Port visits to Haifa, Israel; and Malaga, Spain.

From May 27 through June 6, the Emory S. Land was underway for training cruise to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

August 21, Capt. Melvin H. Sollberger relieved Capt. Dennis Y. Sloan as CO of the Land.

From November 26 through Dec. 7, USS Emory S. Land was underway for training cruise to Nassau, Bahamas.

June 6, 1983 USS Emory S. Land entered the Norfolk Naval Shipyard for a two-month Selected Restricted Availability (SRA).

August 13, Capt. Robert G. Partlow relieved Capt. Melvin H. Sollberger as commanding officer of Emory S. Land.

In 1984, USS Emory S. Land made a port visit to Freeport, Bahamas.

August 18, 1984 Capt. Richard K. Young relieved Capt. Robert G. Partlow as CO of the AS 39.

In April 1985, the submarine tender anchored off Annapolis, Md., for a port visit to support the city's annual Spring Festival.

In June, USS Emory S. Land provided tender support services to Royal Navy's ballistic missile submarines HMS Resolution (S22) for Weapons Systems Test off Port Canaveral, Fla. Also in June, the Land made port visit to Halifax, N.S.

September 2?, The Emory S. Land emergency sortied from Naval Station Norfolk to avoid the Hurricane Gloria.

March 14, 1986 Capt. Joseph D. Sharpe, Jr., relieved Capt. Richard K. Young as CO of the AS 39.

May 30, USS Emory S. Land arrived in Port Everglades, Fla., for a three-day visit to Ft. Lauderdale.

In July, the Emory S. Land operated as Officer in Tactical Command of four U.S. ships and five foreign ships in transit from the Virginia Capes OPAREA to the New York Harbor where she participated in the International Naval Review and Fourth of July Statue of Liberty Rededication ceremonies.

In August, the submarine tender anchored off Annapolis, Md., in support of Midshipmen tours of USS Baton Rouge (SSN 689).

March 12, 1987 The Emory S. Land anchored off Annapolis in support of Midshipmen tours of USS Atlanta (SSN 712).

August 21, USS Emory S. Land anchored off the coast of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, for a five-day port visit to Charlotte Amalie.

April 15, 1988 Capt. William E. Fitzpatrick, Jr., relieved Capt. Joseph D. Sharpe, Jr., as the 6th CO of Emory S. Land.

In 1988, USS Emory S. Land circumnavigated the world during its Middle East deployment. While at anchor off Masirah, Oman, from June through September, AS 39 provided tender support services to surface combatants of Joint Task Force Middle East, USS Forrestal (CV 59) and USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Battle Groups. Port calls to Lisbon, Portugal; Naples, Italy; Port Said, Egypt; Muscat, Oman; Fremantle, Australia; and Naval Station Rodman in Balboa, Panama.

In 1989, the Emory S. Land completed the four-month Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA) at Metro Machine shipyard in Norfolk, Va.

From February 12-16, 1990, AS 39 was underway for Independent Steaming Exercise (ISE) in the Virginia Capes Op. Area. Underway again from March 15-16.

March 24, Capt. Lawrence T. Keegan relieved Capt. William E. Fitzpatrick, Jr., as CO of the Land during a change-of-command ceremony aboard the ship at Naval Station Norfolk's Pier 23.

April 26, The Emory S. Land anchored off Annapolis, Md., for a five-day port visit to support Midshipmen indoctrination.

June 21, USS Emory S. Land arrived in New York City, N.Y., for a five-day port visit to participate in annual Fleet Week celebration. Returned home on June 29.

From September 25-28, the submarine tender was underway for a Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) assessment.

February 11, 1991 AS 39 pulled into Port Canaveral, Fla., for an eight-day port call to onload 24 Tomahawk Vertical Launch Systems (VLSs). Returned home on Feb. 22.

In late July, the Emory S. Land provided tender support services to USS Baton Rouge. Underway for local operations from Aug. 5-9, Sept. 16-19 and Oct. 8-14.

November 7, USS Emory S. Land anchored off Annapolis, Md., for a five-day port vist. Tender support services for USS Baltimore (SSN 704) from Nov. 13-19 and USS Key West (SSN 722) on Nov. 21.

From February 24 through March 9, 1992, the Emory S. Land was underway for a port call to Port Canaveral, Fla.

April 1, USS Emory S. Land commenced a three-month Selected Restricted Availability (SRA) at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Va.

May 26, Capt. James W. Suhr relieved Capt. Lawrence T. Keegan as CO of the AS 39.

From June 21-27, the submarine tender was underway for sea trials. Underway for a port visit to Nassau, Bahamas, from Aug. 3-13.

September 9, The Land anchored off Annapolis, Md., for a six-day port visit in support of Midshipmen tours of USS Maryland (SSBN 738) and USS Alexandria (SSN 757).

From January 11-29, 1993, USS Emory S. Land was underway for Operational Propulsion Plant Examination (OPPE) Preps. in VACAPES Op. Area.

July 1, The Emory S. Land arrived in Boston, Mass., for a scheduled port visit to participate in annual Harborfest festivities. Returned to Norfolk on July 13 after a 22-day underway and a port visit to Halifax, Nova Scotia.

August 8, USS Emory S. Land conducted the first ever load out of a TRIDENT submarine in Naval Station Norfolk.

August 18, Vice Adm. George W. Emery relieved Vice Adm. Henry G. Chiles as Commander, U.S. Submarine Forces Atlantic Fleet (COMSUBLANT) during a change-of-command ceremony aboard the AS 39 at Norfolk.

In October, the Emory S. Land conducted Navy's first underwater installation of MK 2 MOD 1 countermeasure system on USS Boise (SSN 764). Underway for local operations from Oct. 25-28.

March 21, 1994 USS Emory S. Land departed Nofolk for exercise Polo Hat 94-1 and port visit to Nassau, Bahamas. Returned home on April 1.

April 12, The Land entered the Dry Dock #3 at Norfolk Naval Shipyard for a four-month Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA).

June 3, Capt. John J. Paulson relieved Capt. James W. Suhr as the 9th CO of USS Emory S. Land.

July 26, The submarine tender moved from dry-dock to Pier 4. Underway for sea trials from Aug. 22-23 and Aug. 29- Sept. 1; Underway for routine training from Nov. 4-6; Underway for INSURV assessment on nov. 15; Underway for OPPE Preps. from Nov. 29- Dec. 8.

February 2, 1995 AS 39 pulled into port Canaveral, Fla., for a four-day port call.

From May 18-25, the Emory S. Land was underway for routine training in the Virginia Capes OPAREA.

August 15, USS Emory S. Land emergency sortied from Naval Station Norfolk to avoid the Hurricane Felix. Returned on Aug. 22; Underway for local operations from Sept. 19-26, Jan. 26-29, 1996, and Feb. 6-8; Underway for OPPE workups from May 13-20 and OPPE from May 21-23.

May 24, Capt. James C. Kane relieved Capt. John J. Paulson as CO of the Emory S. Land.

June 21, Vice Adm. Richard W. Mies relieved Vice Adm. George W. Emery as Commander, U.S. Submarine Forces Atlantic Fleet, during a change-of-command ceremony aboard the Emory S. Land at Naval Station Norfolk's Pier 12.

July 11, The submarine tender emergency sortied from Norfolk to avoid the Hurricane Bertha. Returned on July 15; Commenced a three-month Phased Maintenance Availability (PMA) on Aug. 1; Underway for sea trials and a port visit to Port Canaveral from Nov. 7-21.

February 18, 1997 USS Emory S. Land anchored off Philipsburg, Netherlands Antilles, for a three-day visit to St. Maarten Island. Returned home on Feb. 26 after a two-week underway.

March 20, The Emory S. Land anchored off Annapolis, Md., for a six-day port visit in support of Midshipmen tours of a SSBN. Underway again on May 15; Inport Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga., from May 23- June 2; Returned home on June 5; Underway on Sept. 4; Port visit to Halifax, N.S., from Sept. 12-16; Returned home on Sept. 19; Underway on Oct. 20; Inport Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, P.R., from Oct. 25-29; Returned to Norfolk on Nov. 4.

November 7, Capt. Thomas A. Dowell relieved Capt. James C. Kane as CO of AS 39.

From February 9-13, 1998, the submarine tender was underway for routine training in the VACAPES Op. Area. Underway for a Tailored Ship's Training Availability (TSTA) I from Feb. 18-20 and March 1-5; Underway for TSTA II from March 31- April 7, May 12-21 and 26-28th.

August 25, USS Emory S. Land emergency sortied from Norfolk to avoid the Hurricane Bonnie. Returned on Aug. 29; Inport NSB Kings Bay, Fla., from Sept. 10-17; Inport Port Canaveral from Sept. 18-21; Returned home on Sept. 23.

October 1, The Emory S. Land entered the Norfolk Naval Shipyard for a four-month Drydocking Phased Maintenance Availability (DPMA).

From March 1-5, 1999, the Land was underway for local operations. Port call to Naval Station Rota, Spain, from April 16-19.

April 22, USS Emory S. Land arrived at its new homeport of Santo Stefano Naval Base in La Maddalena, Sardinia, Italy, after a 16-day transit from Norfolk, Va.

April 30, USS Emory S. Land relieved USS Simon Lake (AS 33) of the monitoring responsibilities for communications sircuits within the U.S. 6th Fleet AoR.

From June 3-12, AS 39 was underway in the westerm Mediterranean. Anchored off Palma de Mallorca, Spain, from June 8-11; Underway in support of exercise Figleaf 99-03 from July 15-19, providing critical communications links to the Mediterranean Fleet as part of the High Frequency Mobile Communication Network.

July 23, Capt. Leonard A. Zingarelli relieved Capt. Thomas A. Dowell as CO of the USS Emory S. Land.

From July 26 through Aug. 4, the submarine tender was underway for a port visit to Naples, Italy. Anchored off Naples from July 30- Aug. 3; Underway again on Aug. 19; Inport Toulon, France, from Aug. 20- Sept. 3; Brief stop to Augusta Bay, Sicily, from Sept. 6-7; Returned home on Sept. 8; Underway for routine training from Dec. 9-17.

In 1999, the Emory S. Land provided tender support services to 15 submarines and 9 surface ships.

January 6, 2000 AS 39 arrived in Naval Support Activity Souda Bay in Crete, Greece, for a 10-day port call. Returned home on Jan. 19; Underway from March 29- April 4; Brief stop in Augusta Bay on April 2; Underway again on May 19; Anchored off Haifa, Israel, from May 23-28; Anchored off Corfu, Grece, from May 31- June 9; Inport Augusta Bay from June 10-19; Returned home on June 21; Provided tender support services to USS Hartford (SSN 768) from June 27- July 13.

July 29, USS Emory S. Land anchored off La Spezia, Italy, for a three-day port visit. Returned home on Aug. 2; Underway for ISE from Aug. 28- Sept. 3; Underway again on Sept. 9.

September 13, The submarine tender pulled into Aksaz Naval Base, Turkey, for a five-day port call. Returned home on Sept. 22; Underway again on Nov. 4; Brief stop in Augusta Bay on Nov. 6; Port visit to Rijeka, Croatia, from Nov. 9-17; Returned home on Nov. 21.

In 2000, the Emory S. Land provided 27 tender support services to 9 diferent submarines and 23 tender support services to 23 surface ships.

July 27, 2001 Capt. Walter S. Gray, IV relieved Capt. Leonard A. Zingarelli as CO of the Land.

August 1, USS Emory S. Land recently pulled into Rijeka, Croatia, for FMAV with USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) and USS Ponce (LPD 15).

In 2002, USS Emory S. Land provided 24 tender support services to 11 diferent submarines and 8 tender support services to 6 surface ships; also supported exercises Figleaf 02-1/2/3.

From January 6-13, 2003, AS 39 provided tender support services to USS Newport News (SSN 750) in La Maddalena, Italy. Underway on Jan. 13.

January 18, USS Emory S. Land arrived in Aksaz Naval Base for an 11-day port visit to Marmaris, Turkey, and to provide tender support services to USS San Juan (SSN 751), USS Deyo (DD 989) and USS Montpelier (SSN 765).

February 1, The submarine tender pulled into Augusta Bay, Italy, for a brief stop to refuel. Returned home on Feb. 3; Underway again on Feb. 15; Inport Souda Bay, Crete, from Feb. 19-21.

From Feb. 21 through March 1, the Land was anchored off Souda Bay, providing tender support services to USS San Juan, USS Augusta, USS Boise (SSN 764), USS Winston Churchill (DDG 81) and USS Toledo (SSN 769); Inport Souda Bay from March 1-7 for Fleet Maintenance Availability (FMAV) with USS Deyo; Anchored off Souda Bay from March 7-12 for FMAV with USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), USS Boise, USS Providence (SSN 719), USS Mitscher (DDG 57), USS Sentry (MCM 3) and USS Devastator (MCM 6).

March 10, Capt. David M. Volonino relieved Capt. Walter S. Gray, IV as CO of AS 39.

March 12, The Emory S. Land moored again at Naval Support Activity Souda Bay for a four-day port call. Anchored off Souda Bay from March 19-25 for FMAV with USS Scout (MCM 8), USS Chief (MCM 14) and four U.S. Coast Guard ships.

From March 25 through April 12, the submarine tender was again inport Souda Bay for FMAV with USS Providence, USS Newport News, USS San Juan, USS Boise and USS Pittsburgh (SSN 720). The historic mooring of four 688-class submarines along one side of the tender at the same time; Anchored off Souda Bay from April 12-23 for FMAV with USS Augusta and USS Montpelier.

April 27, USS Emory S. Land returned to La Maddalena after two-and-a-half month underway period in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

From April 28- May 3, the Emory S. Land provided tender support services to USS Briscoe (DD 977). FMAV on USS Scout and USS Chief from April 30- May 5; FMAV on USS Providence from May 19-22; FMAV on USS Montpelier from May 23- June 6.

June 9, USS Emory S. Land departed homeport for routine training. Port visit to Koper, Slovenia, from June 17-23; Brief stop in Augusta Bay from June 26-27; Returned home on July 3; FMAV on USS Hampton (SSN 767) from July 9-14; FMAV on Philadelphia (SSN 690) from July 15-21; FMAV on USS Memphis (SSN 691) from July 28-31; FMAV on USS Springfield (SSN 761) from Aug. 12-18; FMAV on Philadelphia from Aug. 14-24.

From Aug. 24 through Sept. 3, the submarine tender was underway for routine training. Brief stop in Augusta Bay, Italy, on Aug. 27; FMAV on USS Hampton from Sept. 5-19; FMAV on USS Philadelphia from Sept. 17-29; FMAV on USS Hampton from Oct. 3-6; Underway for local operations from Oct. 8-9; FMAV on USS Springfiled and USS Hartford from Oct. 19-25; FMAV on USS Miami (SSN 755) from Oct. 25- Nov. 4; FMAV on USS Hartford from Oct. 25- Nov. 16; FMAV on USS Hampton from Nov. 3-14; Underway for routine training on Dec. 1.

December 5, AS 39 pulled into Augusta Bay, Sicily, for a three-day port call. Returned home on Dec. 10.; FMAV on USS Memphis from Dec. 19-26; FMAV on USS Philadelphia from Dec. 28- Jan. ?, 2004; Underway for routine training from Jan. 16-21; Underway again on Jan. 29; Port visit to Cartagena, Spain, from Feb. 2-6; Returned home on Feb. 10; Underway again on Feb. 16.

February 18, USS Emory S. Land arrived in Gaeta, Italy, for a two-week port visit to provide tender support services to USS La Salle (AGF 3). Returned home on March 6; Underway again on March 18.

March 23, The Emory S. Land pulled into Souda Bay, Crete, for a five-day port call to provide tender support services to USS Cole (DDG 67). Returned home on April 5; Underway again on June 28.

July 3, The submarine tender arrived in Naval Station Rota, Spain, for a five-day in-port phase of exercise Majestic Eagle 2004. Inport Rota again from July 16-17; Returned home on July 21.

July 28, Capt. Michael D. Budney relieved Capt. David M. Volonino as the 15th CO of Emory S. Land.

From August 19-23, the submarine tender was underway for local operations.

October 1, USS Emory S. Land commenced a three-month Phased Maintenance Availability (PMA). Underway for sea trials from Dec. 20-21; Underway again on Jan. 15.

January 19, 2005 The Emory S. Land pulled into Rota, Spain, for a six-day port call to repair some of the small boats that belong to Naval Station Rota’s Port Operations Department and for FMAV on USS Newport News, before continuing its mission to the Gulf of Guinea to support the navies of West Africa and build relationships with those countries. The Gulf of Guinea deployment is similar in nature to the regularly-scheduled West African training cruises (WATC), conducted since 1978.

February 6, AS 39 anchored off the coats of Douala, Cameroon, for a three-day port visit.

February 15, USS Emory S. Land pulled into Port Gentil, Gabon, for a three-day port call. Anchored off Libreville, Gabon, from Feb. 18-21; Anchored off Sekondi, Ghana, from Feb. 25- March 2.

March 11, The Emory S. Land arrived in Naval Station Rota for a 10-day port call and for FMAV on USS Norfolk (SSN 714).

March 24, USS Emory S. Land returned to La Maddalena, Italy, after a 68-day underway period.

From April 7-12, the submarine tender conducted FMAV on USS Scranton (SSN 756). Underway for routine training from June 1-14; Inport Augusta Bay from June 3-7 and 10-12th; FMAV on USS San Juan from June 16-23; FMAV on USS Philadelphia from June 29- July 4; FMAV on USS Augusta from July 1-13; Underway from Aug. 4-25; Inport Augusta Bay from Aug. 11-18 for FMAV on USS Grasp (ARS 51); FMAV on USS Mahan (DDG 72) from Aug. 27- Sept. 2; FMAV on USS Scranton from Sept. 6-9; FMAV on USS Hawes (FFG 53) from Sept. 13-20; FMAV on USS Annapolis (SSN 760) from Sept. 22-27; FMAV on USS Mahan (DDG 72) from Oct. 17-19; FMAV on USS Philadelphia from Oct. 22-28; FMAV on USS Norfolk from Nov. 21-28.

From December 10-17, the Emory S. Land was underway for a port visit to Gaeta to provide tender support services to USS La Salle.

February 28, 2006 USS Emory S. Land, with embarked Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7, recently arrived in the Gulf of Guinea to participate in numerous bilateral maritime safety and security training opportunities as part of a larger U.S. interagency effort towards greater stability in Africa.

March 10, The Emory S. Land recently anchored off the coast of Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe for its first port visit.

March 15, The Emory S. Land recently pulled into Port Gentil, Gabon, for a scheduled port visit.

March 22, The submarine tender recenly arrived in Pointe-Noire, Congo, for a scheduled port visit.

March 30, USS Emory S. Land arrived in Luanda, Angola, for a five-day port visit.

April 19, The Emory S. Land recently anchored off Sekondi, Ghana, for a scheduled port visit.

April 28, AS 39 departed Dakar, Senegal, after a two-day port call for refuel. Returned home in May.

June 10, Capt. Jeffrey M. Hughes relieved Capt. Michael D. Budney as commanding officer of the Land.

May 25, 2007 USS Emory S. Land departed Tivat, Montenegro, after a week-long port visit. She is the third U.S. Navy ship to visit Montenegro since the United States began diplomatic relations with the country in August 2006. Returned to La Maddalena on May 30.

September 29, USS Emory S. Land departed La Maddalena for the final time, for a homeport change to Bremerton, Wash. Departed Naval Station Norfolk on Oct. 26.

November 29, USS Emory S. Land arrived at its new homeport of Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton. While here, the ship will convert to a hybrid crew of Navy sailors and Military Sealift Command mariners and its total crew size will be trimmed to 450. The military component will include 151 Sailors that are currently part of the ship's on-board repair department.

February 1, 2008 USS Emory S. Land was officially transfered to Military Sealift Command. Instead of having a USNS designation and being commanded by a civilian master, Land will operate as a commissioned ship with a U.S. Navy captain in charge of the hybrid crew. The 6th Fleet command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC/JCC 20), which transferred to MSC in 2004, is the only other MSC ship that retains its commissioned status and operates with a similar leadership and crewing configuration. AS 39 is currently awaiting entry into nearby Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS) in June, where the ship will undergo a 10-month equipment overhaul and maintenance.

July 25, Capt. Edward B. Seal relieved Capt. Jeffrey M. Hughes as CO of AS 39.

June 14, 2010 USS Emory S. Land departed Bremerton for a homeport change to Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia. Near the end of the ship's availability, the submarine tender completed repairs to several propulsion train elements during a dry-dock period in Cascade General Shipyard in Portland, Ore. Following completion of sea trials, the ship hosted over 100 family members and guests for a Family Day Cruise during its short transit from Naval Magazine Indian Island, Wash., to Bremerton.

June 22, The Emory S. Land arrived in Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, where the ship will undergo two major inspections; Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection certification inspection and Ship Material Assessment and Readiness Testing (SMART).

July 14, The submarine tender pulled into Apra Harbor, Guam, for a nine-day port call.

August 14, USS Emory S. Land arrived in its new homeport of Navy Support Facility Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Teritory after a two-month transit from Bremerton, Wash.

February 26, 2011 The Emory S. Land arrived in Manama, Bahrain, to provide service to USS La Jolla (SSN 701) and USS Hampton (SSN 767), as part of a deployment to U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility.

April 22, AS 39 pulled into Goa, India, to provide tended support services to USS La Jolla.

June 21, USS Emory S. Land pulled into Manama, Bahrain, to provide tended support services to USS Bremerton (SSN 698).

July 15, Rear Adm. Phillip G. Sawyer, commander of Submarine Group 7 and Task Force 74/54, relieved CO Capt. Eric G. Merrill for a "loss of confidence in his ability to command", after the Emory S. Land struck a channel buoy while heading into Mina Salman port in Bahrain on June 21. No sailors were injured in the incident, but the sub tender has been in Bahrain, where it is currently making preparations for repairs. Capt. Thomas P. Stanley assumed temporary command of the ship.

October 11, USS Emory S. Land pulled into Sepanggar naval base for a goodwill visit to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, and to provide tended support services to USS Columbia (SSN 771). The ship is currently en route to the Marianas Island of Guam for an extended deployment.

October 25, The submarine tender recently pulled into Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines.

October 28, Capt. Paul E. Savage relieved Capt. Thomas P. Stanley as CO of the AS 39 during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship at Subic Bay.

November 21, USS Emory S. Land arrived at Naval Base Guam to temporarily assume the responsibilities as Guam's main submarine repair facility during the Frank Cable's scheduled overhaul in Portland, Ore.

April 1, 2012 The Emory S. Land moored at Sepanggar Naval Base for a scheduled port visit to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, and to provide tender support services to USS Lousville (SSN 724).

July 27, AS 39 recently pulled into Laem Chabang, Thailand, for a scheduled port visit to Pattaya and to provide tender support services to USS Buffalo (SSN 715).

October 15, USS Emory S. Land moored at Alava Pier in Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines, for an extended port visit to provide tender support services to BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (PF 15).

October 22, Capt. Glenn W. Pendrick relieved Capt. Paul E. Savage as CO of the Emory S. Land during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship at Subic Bay.

November 28, The submarine tender recently moored at Berth 6, Changi Naval Base in Singapore for a scheduled port visit.

December 12, USS Emory S. Land pulled again into Subic Bay for a four-day port call.

January 23, 2013 AS 39 pulled into Khalifa Bin Salman Port in Hidd, Bahrain, for a two-week port call to conduct Fleet Maintenance Availability (FMAV) on USS Jacksonville (SSN 699).

March 15, USS Emory S. Land moored at Alava Pier in Subic Bay, Philippines, for an extended port call; FMAV on USS Ohio (SSGN 726) from March 22-2?; Underway on May 5 or earlier; Inport Fleet Activities Sasebo from May 9-20; FMAV on USS San Francisco (SSN 711) from May 15-20.

May 24, The Emory S. Land moored at Berth 9 in Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, for an 11-day port call.

June 10, USS Emory S. Land pulled into Apra Harbor, Guam, for a Midterm Availability (MTA). Work to be performed will include the renewal of deck plates, plenum repair, fan room renewal, and other miscellaneous midterm overhaul items such as switchboard cleaning, SSTG maintenance work, and upgrade of the 30 ton crane.

August 21, The submarine tender pulled into Subic Bay, Philippines, for a six-week port call; FMAV on USS Hampton (SSN 767) from Sept. 6-9; Inport Sasebo, Japan, from Oct. 1-6; Returned to Guam on Oct. 1?.

November 1, Capt. Edward L. Herrington relieved Capt. Glenn W. Pendrick as CO of AS 39 during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship at Naval Base Guam.

November 14, USS Emory S. Land recently arrived on station off Philippines to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster support, in the wake of a deadly Super Typhoon Haiyan, in support of Operation Damayan.

November 27, AS 39 moored at Changi Naval Base in Singapore for a routine port call.

December 11, USS Emory S. Land returned to Diego Garcia after forward-deployed to Subic Bay and Guam for nearly three years; FMAV on USS Georgia (SSGN 729) from Dec. 13-1?.

February 24, 2014 The Emory S. Land recently moored at Mina Salman Port in Manama, Bahrain, to provide tender support services.

April 17, USS Emory S. Land moored at Berth 2, Sembawang Terminal in Singapore for a routine port call. The submarine tender recently departed homeport en route to Portland, Ore.

April 23, USS Emory S. Land recently anchored off Sattahip, Thailand, to provide tender support services; Underway on April 30.

May 5, The Emory S. Land recently moored at Alava Pier in Subic Bay, Philippines; FMAV on USS Chicago (SSN 721) from May 9-1?.

May 15, USS Emory S. Land moored at Changi Naval Base in Singapore for a routine port call. Inport Subic Bay again to provide tender support services on May 2?; FMAV on USS Greeneville (SSN 772)? in late June; Underway again on July ?; Moored at Berth 9 in Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, on July 14.

July 16, Vigor Industrial, LLC was awarded a $17 million contract (N32205-14-C-5005) for the USS Emory S. Land's DPMA. Work will include No. 1 and No. 2 boiler inspection, propulsion shaft removal and inspection, underwater hull preservation, structural plenums refurbishment, domestic reefer upgrade, installation of permanent ballast and stability test and is expected to be completed by February 2015.

July 24, The Emory S. Land moved from Berth 9 to Berth 12 on Naval Base Yokosuka; Underway on Aug. 6; Moored at Romeo Wharf in Apra Harbor, Guam, from Aug. 11-2?.

September 2, The Emory S. Land moored at Berth B3 in Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, for a three-week port call.

September 17, Capt. Robert J. Clarke relieved Capt. Edward L. Herrington as the 23rd CO of Emory S. Land during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship at Pearl Harbor.

October 1, USS Emory S. Land arrived at Vigor Marine shipyard in Portland, Ore., for a four-month Drydocking Phased Maintenance Availability (DPMA); Departed Portland on Feb. 1, 2015.

February 13, The Emory S. Land moored at Berth H2 in Pearl Harbor for a three-week port call.

February 23, The submarine tender recently moored at Naval Magazine Lualualei, West Loch, for ammo onload; Moored at Uniform Wharf in Apra Harbor, Guam, on March 18; Underway on April 28 or earlier; Transited the Strait of Singapore westbound on May 7.

May 1?, USS Emory S. Land anchored in Makham Bay off Phuket, Thailand, for a liberty port visit; FMAV on USS Key West (SSN 722) from May 14-17; Transited the Strait of Singapore eastbound on May 19.

May 23, AS 39 moored at Sepanggar Naval Base for a nine-day port visit to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, and to provide tender support services to USS Jacksonville (SSN 699).

July 17, USS Emory S. Land departed Subic Bay, Philippines, after a six-week port call for upkeep and Ship's Material Assessment and Readiness Testing (SMART) inspection; Returned to Guam on July 22.

August 7, Capt. Mark A. Prokopius relieved Capt. Robert J. Clarke as CO of the Emory S. Land during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship at Sierra 3 Wharf.

September 16, The Emory S. Land completed a week-long Fleet Maintenance Activity Assessment (FMAA); Conducted FMAV on USS City of Corpus Christi (SSN 705) from Sept. 24-2?; FMAV on USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) in mid-October.

November 6, USS Emory S. Land recently departed Apra Harbor for a western Pacific patrol.

November 12, The Emory S. Land moored at Sepanggar Naval Base, Malaysia, for a 10-day port call to provide tender support services; FMAV on USS Ohio (SSGN 726) from Nov. 14-18; Transited the Mindoro Strait northbound on Nov. 26.

November 27, USS Emory S. Land moored at Alava Pier in Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines, for a four-week port call; FMAV on USS Cheyenne (SSN 773) from Nov. 28- Dec. ?; FMAV on USS Tucson (SSN 770) from Dec. 6-9.

December 23, U.S. Navy announced today that the Emory S. Land will permanently change its homeport to Apra Harbor, Guam; Transited the Strait of Malacca northbound from Dec. 30-31.

January 6, 2016 USS Emory S. Land moored at Bravo Wharf, Navy Support Facility Diego Garcia; FMAV on USS Florida (SSGN 728) from Jan. 7-2?; Departed Diego Garcia on Feb. 4; Transited the Strait of Malacca southbound from Feb. 10-11.

February 11, The Emory S. Land moored at Berth 5, Changi Naval Base in Singapore for a six-day port call; Moored at Alava Pier in Subic Bay for tender support services from Feb. 22-29.

March 11, AS 39 moored at Berth 7, India Basin in Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, for a 25-day port call to provide tender support services; Returned to Guam on April 11.

October 21, Capt. Douglas A. Bradley relieved Capt. Mark A. Prokopius as the 25th CO of Emory S. Land during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship at Alpha Wharf on Naval Base Guam.