A Program of the Nevada Test Site Historical Foundation
755 E. Flamingo Road ∙ Las Vegas, NV 89119
702-794-5161 ∙ Fax: 702-794-5155
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The U.S.S. Nevada (SSBN 733)
The Atomic Testing Museum would like to announce the presentation of a lecture by the
Commanding Officer of the nuclear submarine, the U.S.S. Nevada. Commander Mark D.
Behning will be giving a presentation on the nuclear OHIO- class (TRIDENT)submarines and
the Naval Nuclear Reactor Program.
Media Contact Information: Dawn Barlow-Ham, Director of Marketing and Development
(702) 794-5147 or (702) 561-6372. Email: email@example.com.
Las Vegas, Nevada, October 23, 2008 – Members of the United States Navy’s Nuclear
Submarine Program will be visiting the Atomic Testing Museum this Thursday, October 23,
2008. The Commander of the U.S.S. Nevada will be on-hand to give a presentation about his
ship and the history and significance of the Trident Submarine Program in our Roger’s
Auditorium at 4pm. The lecture will be followed by a brief question and answer period. There
will also be a short presentation by other personelle of the United States Navy. The Museum is
hosting this lecture to increase visibility and show support for the United States Navy and its role
here in Southern Nevada and as a compliment to our current temporary exhibit, The 1958 Anglo-
American Mutual Defense Agreement. This exhibit includes information on the Polaris, the
original Naval nuclear submarine program.
What: Free Lecture, The U.S.S. Nevada and America’s Nuclear Submarine Program
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When: Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 4 p.m.
Where: Atomic Testing Museum, 755 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119.
Media: Interview opportunities are available with Commander Behning immediately following
About the Atomic Testing Museum
The Atomic Testing Museum is open 7 days a week, Monday through Saturday from
9 a.m. to 5 p. m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., last tickets are sold at 4:30 p.m. to allow
time to tour the Museum.
The Atomic Testing Museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and a member of the
American Association of Museums. We are located at 755 E. Flamingo Road, between Paradise
and Swenson on the south side of the street. We have ample parking and are ADA accessible.
For more information, please call 702-794-5161.
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