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USS Emory S. Land (AS-39)

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Following commissioning, USS Emory S. Land (AS-39) was originally homeported in Norfolk, Virginia at various D&S (i.e., destroyer and submarine) piers in support of the newly-established Submarine Squadron Eight (SubRon8) for the new SSN-688 Class submarines (SSN-689, SSN-691, SSN-693, SSN-695, SSN-697, SSN-699). When she deployed from Puget Sound Naval Shipyard her first port of call was Oakland, California; from there she cruised to Acapulco, Mexico before arriving in port at Norfolk, Virginia. USS Emory S. Land (AS-39) spent time in refresher training at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

In September 1980, USS Emory S. Land (AS-39) deployed to the Pacific Fleet to provide services to the Indian Ocean Battle Group. In August 1987, USS Emory S. Land (AS-39) operated as the tactical and communications platform for Submarine Squadron 8 and Submarine Squadron 6 to work both with and against a surface combatant group. In 1988, USS Emory S. Land (AS-39) was underway and deployed for 182 days. During the deployment, the ship steamed 26,011 nautical miles (48,172 km) and circumnavigated the world. In July 1993, USS Emory S. Land (AS-39) served as the Commander, Submarine Group 2 flagship during a port visit to Boston, and was the host ship for a visit by the Commanding-In-Chief, Russian Northern Fleet and three visiting Russian ships.

USS Emory S. Land (AS-39) departed Bremerton, Washington on 14 June 2010 and after port calls in Hawaii, Guam and Singapore, arrived in her new homeport of Diego Garcia on 14 August 2010. On 23 December 2015, it was announced that USS Emory S. Land (AS-39) would change its homeport to Naval Base Guam.