Ad Spot

Flanigan sails on USS Henry M. Jackson submarine

BANGOR, Wash. – Seaman Scott Flanigan of Madison is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard one of the world’s most advanced ballistic missile submarines, the USS Henry M. Jackson.

A 2012 graduate of Bob Jones High School, Flanigan now works as an electronics technician. He is responsible for maintaining navigation of the ship and maintenance on navigation equipment to confirm that the ship is operating properly.

Based in Bangor, Wash., the USS Henry M. Jackson is one of 14 ballistic missile submarines in the Ohio-class vessels. The submarine measures 560 feet long, 42 feet wide and weighing more than 16,500 tons. Its nuclear-powered propulsion system helps push the ship through the water at more than 20 knots.

“I enjoy the camaraderie and professional atmosphere within my division,” said Flanigan. “I like the potential for personal improvement. You definitely will not be the same person after serving here.”

“Every day, I am extremely proud to lead and serve alongside the exceptionally talented men and women of the submarine force,” Capt. Mark Schmall said. Schmall is commodore of Submarine Squadron 17 of Bangor. “Our team is filled with dedicated, hardworking, and highly qualified professionals who hold uncommon levels of responsibility and accountability in support of our nation’s strategic deterrence mission. Their work ethic, commitment and enthusiasm are second to none.”

“When we go underway, it is surreal,” Flanigan said. “It gives you a chance to put your future in perspective. That feeling of determination is definitely a boost to my morale.”

According to Navy officials, because of the demanding environment aboard submarines, personnel are accepted only after rigorous testing and observation. Submariners are some of the most highly trained and skilled people in the Navy.

“Serving in the Navy means that I have the ability to accomplish something I couldn’t on my own,” Flanigan said. “I love working with a team who has the best interest at home in heart.”

The Navy Office of Community Outreach or NAVCO produced this information. Kayla Good captured the photograph.

The Media Outreach Department with the Navy Office of Community Outreach is located in Millington, Tenn. For more information, visit outreach.navy.mil, Facebook/Navy Outreach, Twitter @NavyOutreach or Instagram @US_Navy_Outreach.

Harvest

Partnership giving away Fentanyl test strips

Madison

Sheriff: Man flees from Limestone deputies in stolen ambulance, stolen fire truck

Madison

Triana, Madison libraries offer Makerspace for hi-tech crafts and more

Harvest

Art Tour of Homes expands into Madison with Estes and Overcash houses

Bob Jones High School

Neha, Puja Chopade’s research with Harvard mentors published in journal

Madison

Wroblewski in 15-mile swimming challenge for Wounded Warriors

Huntsville

Huntsville Ballet Company announces new season

Digital Version

Check out the August 2022 issue of Madison Living

Madison

Madison teen charged with murder after allegedly shooting brother

Bob Jones High School

Madison Area Lions’ donations help school nurses

Madison

Trash Pandas hang on, beat Lookouts 3-2 in finale

Madison

NewsNation network lauds Rodney Smith’s free lawn care

Madison

UPDATE: Madison man accused of killing former girlfriend

News

RD3 Legacy 3-On-3 Basketball Tournament Set For August 13

Madison

Trash Pandas bounce back against Lookouts with 5-2 victory

Bob Jones High School

Beautification board issues awards for well-kept sites

Madison

Auburn alum Sonny DiChiara joins Trash Pandas

Madison

MPD: Family dispute leads to shooting in Madison

Business

Former Huntsville business executive charged with wire fraud

Madison

Man charged with ex-girlfriend’s murder in Madison area

Huntsville

HPD makes drug bust in traffic stop

Huntsville

City of Huntsville mourns loss of Huntsville Fire & Rescue cadet

Madison

Weather ends Trash Pandas’ comeback bid in 4-3 loss

Bob Jones High School

PTA advises starting now for Reflections entries

x