• Pacific Predator Part 3: ‘We make air as good as God does’

    BANGOR, Wash. – A large number of the USS Maine crew was gathered in the submarine’s mess area about 11 a.m. on July 29. It was lunch time for them, but before they sat down…

  • Pacific Predator Part 2: The No. 1 mission

    As virtually undetectable and potent weapons, Navy subs are a key cog in the U.S. strategic defense plan. But the Maine is one of a group of ballistic missile submarines that carries an extra burden.