USS GEORGIA (SSGN 729)

Return to Service


On January 14, 2008, Governor Sonny Perdue and the USS GEORGIA Return to Service Committee announced the USS Georgia Flag Project, an ambitious effort to take a Georgia state flag across the entire state and into all 159 Georgia Counties for recognition by local officials and the signing of a log book. The flag and log book traveled the state, visiting every one of Georgia's Counties so that all Georgians could participate in welcoming the USS Georgia home.

On March 27, 2008, the flag and log book, along with countless proclamations and other official documents, were presented to the Captain and crew of the USS GEORGIA during the final flag ceremony held in Camden Count, home of Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, the proud new home base of the USS GEORGIA. The flag will be displayed onboard the ship as a testament to the support of her namesake State for the crew of the USS GEORGIA now and into the future.

The Flag Project was headed by Navy League member and RTS Committee Flag Project Coordinator Capt Don Giles, USN (Ret.) who worked with the 16 Georgia Regional Development Centers in planning and carrying out this unprecedented project. This is the first time such a project has ever been attempted anywhere in the U.S. 

Click on the photo below for a slide show of the photos taken during the county ceremonies. You can also read newspaper and other stories written about the USS GEORGIA Return to Service Georgia State Flag Project.

If you can provide photos for any of the missing county Flag Ceremonies, or additional news stories covering the USS GEORGIA Return to Service, please forward them to the webmaster.

Appling County


Atkinson County

Bacon County


Baker County


Baldwin County


Banks County (No Photo Available)

Barrow County (No Photo Available)

Bartow County (No Photo Available)

Ben Hill County


Berrien County


Bibb County


Bleckley County


Brantley County
Brooks County
Bryan County
Bulloch County
Burke County
Butts County (No Photo Available)

Calhoun County
Camden County
Candler County


Carroll County
Catoosa County (No Photo Available)

Charlton County
Chatham County
Chattahoochee County
Chattooga County
Cherokee County (No Photo Available)

Clarke County
Clay County

Clayton County
Clinch County
Cobb County
Coffee County
Colquitt County
Columbia County
Cook County
Coweta County
Crawford County (No Photo Available)
Crisp County
Dade County (No Photo Available)
Dawson County (No Photo Available)
Decatur County
DeKalb County
Dodge County

Dooly County
Dougherty County
Douglas County
Early County
Echols County
Effingham County
Elbert County
Emanuel County

Evans County

Fannin County (No Photo Available)
Fayette County
Floyd County (No Photo Available)

Folkston County
Forsyth County
Franklin County (No Photo Available)
Fulton County
Gilmer County (No Photo Available)
Glascock County
Glynn County
Gordon County (No Photo Available)
Grady County
Greene County (No Photo Available)
Gwinnett County (No Photo Available)
Habersham County (No Photo Available)
Hall County

Hancock County
Haralson County (No Photo Available)
Harris County

Hart County (No Photo Available)
Heard County
Henry County (No Photo Available)
Houston County (No Photo Available)
Irwin County
Jackson County (No Photo Available)
Jasper County
Jeff Davis County (No Photo Available)
Jefferson County
Jenkins County
Johnson County

Jones County
Lamar County (No Photo Available)
Lanier County
Laurens County

Lee County
Liberty County
Lincoln County
Long County
Lowndes County
Lumpkin County
McDuffie County (No Photo Available)
McIntosh County (No Photo Available)
Macon County
Madison County
Marion County
Meriwether County

Miller County
Mitchell County
Monroe County (No Photo Available)
Montgomery County

Morgan County (No Photo Available)
Murray County (No Photo Available)
Muscogee County

Navy Supply School
& Navy Support
Activities, Athens

Newton County (No Photo Available)
Oconee County
Oglethorpe County (No Photo Available)
Paulding County
Peach County
Pickens County (No Photo Available)
Pierce County
Pike County
Polk County (No Photo Available)
Pulaski County (No Photo Available)
Putnam County
Quitman County

Rabun County (No Photo Available)
Randolph County

Richmond County
Rockdale County
Schley County
Screven County
Seminole County
Spalding County
Stephens County (No Photo Available)
Stewart County

Sumter County
Talbot County

Taliaferro County
Tattnall County

Taylor County
Telfair County

Terrell County
Thomas County
Tift County
Toombs County

Towns County
Treutlen County

Troup County
Turner County
Twiggs County (No Photo Available)
Union County
Upson County
Walker County
Walton County (No Photo Available)
Ware County
Warren County
Washington County
Wayne County

Webster County
Wheeler County

White County
Whitfield County
Wilcox County

Wilkes County
Wilkinson County (No Photo Available)
Worth County