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April 11, 2006

Since one of us is trying to enter the Naval Service

I thought we should get some documentation in of the Navy before this individual is turned loose on same. No, I won't say who. Not my place, as it isn't a done deal, and is therefore not a matter of public record yet.

USS Porter, US Navy photo

Souda Bay, Crete, Greece (April 1, 2006) - The guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) arrives for a routine port visit. Porter is the 28th ship in the Arleigh Burke-class of AEGIS destroyers. Porter is homeported in Norfolk, Va., currently on a regularly scheduled six month deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Paul Farley


LCU 1651 and USS Harpers Ferry.  US Navy photo

Okinawa, Japan (April 7, 2006) - Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1651 performs a stern gate marriage with the dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) during the offload of personnel and equipment of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) in White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa, Japan. Commander, Task Force Seven Six (CTF-76) ships, units and embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) elements are returning from operations supporting Reception, Staging, Onward Movement and Integration (RSIO) Foal Eagle (FE) 2006, designed to strengthen interoperability between the United States and the Republic of South Korea. U.S. Navy Photo by Journalist 3rd Class Adam R. Cole

The above activity is part of what I was doing in Korea, though I had no direct part in this particular aspect of the exercise.

Note: The Armorer assumes no responsibility for crappy captioning by the Armed Services (which is really hypocritical, in light of the next post...)