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    According to a press release, the ballistic-missile submarine USS Pennsylvania arrived at Apra Harbor, on the US Pacific territory of Guam, for a scheduled port visit.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) The ballistic-missile submarine USS Pennsylvania arrived at Apra Harbor, on the US Pacific territory of Guam, for a scheduled port visit, the Navy said in a press release Monday.

    “Ballistic missile submarines such as USS Pennsylvania are on patrol continuously, providing a critical, stabilizing and highly effective element of the US nuclear deterrence force,” the release stated. "This specific visit to Guam reflects the United States’ commitment to its allies in the Indo-Asia-Pacific and complements the many exercises, training, operations, and other military cooperation activities conducted between the US and its partner nations.”

    The USS Pennsylvania was commissioned in 1989.

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