Friday, June 5, 2015

So Sarge, what's in the news?

WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN (May 23, 2015) Sailors signal the pilot of a C-2A Greyhound from the Providers of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30, Detachment 5 to perform engine shutdown procedures on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, are on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

USS George Washington (CVN-73) makes its final departure from Yokosuka, Japan on May 18, 2015 after being home-ported there as the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier for seven years. George Washington will participate in the Australia-based Talisman Saber exercise in July before heading to San Diego, where about 2,000 sailors will switch over to the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76). The Ronald Reagan will then replace the George Washington in Japan as the Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier, and the George Washington will sail to Norfolk, Virginia to complete a multi-year nuclear refueling and overhaul. (Source)

The WSO used to be on the Reagan. When I heard earlier this year that Reagan was eventually headed for Japan I wondered if she'd be headed that way too.

Nah, she has something else planned for September, doesn't involve flying, doesn't involve ships.

Nah, it involves grandchildren. Word on the street is that Little Bit is going to be a big sister later this year.

Are we excited?

You betcha.

28 comments:

  1. Well, Congratulations to all hands!

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    1. I shall pass that along. We're pretty excited about it all. Of course, The Missus Herself will be making another long California deployment come the Fall.

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  2. Now that's the kind of news we like to hear!

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    1. That flight deck image makes me dizzy.

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    2. BTW, every time I look at that picture I ask myself, "What was I thinking?"

      I am never using a fish-eye lens photo again.

      At least not today...

      ;-)

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    3. Nah, it's cool, Makes me think I must have just got off the liberty launch. "Th'ell am I doing on the roof?"

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  3. That's some "Big Time" news! Congrats to your kids- and you of course- Grandparenting seems to be your sweet spot. By the way, it's my busy time of the year with planning and execution of a major conference at work, which is why I've been scarce 'round the Chant recently. Haven't had time to get politically peeved, much less creative enough to write. We'll see what I can do in a week or two.

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    1. Thanks Tuna.

      As to the blogging thing, when you can. Your stuff is always worth waiting for.

      I'll make sure those guys in your office know you'll be back. (I know, I know, "what office?")

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    2. All my virtual friends in my virtual office!

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    3. Yeah, I think they're all retired Navy, they drink too much and keep asking for money.

      Hhmm, maybe they're retired Air Force.

      "Hey fellas! I'm gonna need to see some ID!"

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  4. Congratulations on the upcoming new family member! Our grand kids are the apples of of our eyes.

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    1. Thanks Cap'n.

      I am really in to this whole grandparent thing. Love those little ones!

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  5. Congratulations! Another one to spoil and then send home. You have a grave responsibility ahead of you.
    Makes life worth it doesn't it?

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  6. Congratulations! Being a grandpa is the best job in the world. I've been blessed 8 times.

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    1. Thanks Snuffy! It IS the best job ever.

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  7. Thanks for a bit of good news today. Grandkids are the best!

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    1. Glad to be of service WSF!

      Love them grandkids!

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  8. That's some great news! Congrats and all the best and best wishes to the family.

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  9. Wonderful news! My best wishes to the family and indeed to both the crews of REAGAN and GEORGE WASHINGTON.

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    1. Thanks Cap'n.

      From what I understand, about 2000 of the WASHINGTON's ship's company will be transferring to REAGAN. REAGAN is also getting a different Air Wing.

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