Bradenton Native Propels Navy Submarine Legacy into the Future

As citizens of Bradenton and the Suncoast go about their daily lives, members of the U.S. Navy’s “Silent Service” submarine force work beneath the ocean’s waves, continuing a tradition that only a small fraction of military members will ever know: strategic deterrence.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Austin Wilson, assigned to USS Georgia, hails from Bradenton, Florida, and is a 2015 graduate of Manatee School for the Arts who takes on the task to execute one of the Defense Department’s most important mission of strategic deterrence.

Wilson is an electronics technician, nuclear stationed at the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, homeport to the Ohio-class ballistic-missile and guided-missile submarines.

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