13th Photos Page
was onboard on both the 12th & 13th this weekend. The
first four photos below are from the 12th and the rest are from the
13th. This weekend I spent a rare Sunday onboard working with a
group of Active Navy personnel who came onboard to volunteer for the
day. It was nice having them for the day and we got a lot
done. Bravo Zulo gang, thanks for coming by and helping out with
our ongoing maintenance and restoration efforts onboard the "Big
J", hope to see you all back again real soon! Oh, and
congratulations to all you newly promoted Chief's, you've earned your
key to the Goat Locker!
bad storm on Friday night tore this gaping hole in the tent on the
bad played on Saturday during the Jersey Fresh
festivities, they played a lot of oldies and sounded great!
addition to the band, these dancers certainly helped liven up the
place. The band is called "The Hypersonics" and I
believe they will
be playing onboard again soon. I have some contact information
for them, if you are interested send me an e-mail.
new that's just been added in the last few weeks. I'm not
sure if I like it or not. I'm surprised to see it though since the
said he would only do it if he could find a photo of it being
the ships last period of active service in the '80's. I personally
numbers are too skinny though, the lines need to be thicker to match
what I've seen in photos from previous periods of service -
was the scene on the fantail when I arrived on Sunday morning.
We had a group of active Navy Chief Selectees and their mentor
Chiefs onboard to volunteer their time for the day.
of the group wanted to polish brass, others went on sweeping
and spider web patrol and still others worked cleaning up the fantail.
I worked with a group that polished the compass and railings, while
another group polished brass inside Turret two and then moved
on to the the Flag and Navigation bridges.
of the Selectees putting a shine on the compass and railings.
of the group making the bright work shine!
lunchtime it was time for the Selectees to practice a song they
had to sing. I think the Chief's were enjoying their roles as
This whole mentoring process, which lasts about two and a half months,
is apparently something everyone who becomes a Chief in the Navy
go through. It's part of a Navy tradition that's been passed
the years, someday these guys will be the Chief's, mentoring a
whole new group of Selectees and keeping the tradition alive.
are the Selectees, that one week from today
will get their Chief's stripes "pinned on."
are the Chiefs who provided the mentoring.
the whole group along with a few of the Battleships volunteers mixed in.
muster on the Forward Missile Deck prior to lowering colors.
the Selectees help lower colors. The day is almost over...
ready to fold the flag.
gang that put a shine on the compass and rails with me.
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