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Georgia submarine base greets its new commander

October 30, 2021 GMT

KINGS BAY NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE, Ga. (AP) — The Navy’s submarine base on the coast of Georgia is welcoming a new top officer.

Capt. Christopher Bohner assumed command Wednesday at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base, located in Camden County at the Georgia-Florida state line. The base serves as the Navy’s East Coast hub for submarines armed with nuclear missiles.

Bohner has served in various commands at Kings Bay for about 10 years, The Brunswick News reported.

“I’ve never lived in such a tight-knit community as Camden County,” he said. “I am very happy to return to Kings Bay. This time I was clawing to get back.”

During a change of command ceremony at the base chapel, Kings Bay’s outgoing commander, Capt. Chester Parks, thanked the community and his fellow sailors for their support.

He told Bohner: “You are about to embark on the best job in the Navy.”