April 30th - May 1st Photos Page

Two years ago today, April 30th, I spent my first day onboard as a volunteer.  Since that first day I've made the trip to NJ from Northern Virginia 50 times, and have chronicled the ships restoration process in photos on the pages of this site.  To say the ship has come a long way in that time is a serious understatement.  To see what I mean Click Here to see photos taken on my first day onboard.  We've accomplished so much in the last two years, and perhaps the crowning achievement was the recent presentation of the 2003 Governor’s Award for “Mobilization of Volunteers" to the ships Volunteer Crew.  I was onboard on the 30th to work and spent the day polishing brass down on Broadway.  I was also onboard on the evening of the 1st to attend a Volunteer Appreciation event held on the fantail by the Home Port Alliance.  There was a buffet dinner and it was great to see many of the guys who are onboard during the week, since the bulk of my time spent onboard is on Saturdays.  It was a great event and all the volunteers received certificates for their contribution to the Governor's Award.  As always I took a bunch of photos both days and have included a selection of them below for your enjoyment.  My next day onboard will be Saturday, May 10th, hope to see you there, we've still got lots of work to do!  Hope you enjoy the photos.  Kurt, mom should be proud!!

 

April 30th - May 1st Photo #1
Damn she looks GOOD!  A far cry from the photos from 2 years ago!!

April 30th - May 1st Photo #2

Shot of Turret #3 from the aft stair tower.
April 30th - May 1st Photo #3
Shot of tents erected on the Fantail to host events year round.
April 30th - May 1st Photo #4
Looking forward on the Port side from the Fantail.
April 30th - May 1st Photo #5
BM1 Jose Caringal, Staff/Crewmember, in action on the sewing machine.
April 30th - May 1st Photo #6
A shot of the Delaware River Ferry from O8, my favorite lunch spot!
April 30th - May 1st Photo #7
I thought that maybe if I showed you all the deluxe accommodations the
 Brass Team enjoys onboard, that you would come running down to the
ship to hang out and shine brass.  Well, here it is, the Brass Shop.
April 30th - May 1st Photo #8
It's located down on Deck 2 in what used to be the Dental Clinic.  It's
well equipped with all kinds of power tools and stereo sound, what's
not to like?  Come on down and join the club!
April 30th - May 1st Photo #9
Freshly painted display area just outside the ships Radio Room.
April 30th - May 1st Photo #10
A bunch of the Brass Team members and their
wives onboard for Volunteer Appreciation Night.
April 30th - May 1st Photo #11
Three of the Brass Team regulars, these guys are always working!
Didn't I tell you guys that this was a moment??
April 30th - May 1st Photo #12
Volunteers and their families relaxing at the Volunteer Appreciation event.
April 30th - May 1st Photo #13
Dan displays the 2003 Governor’s Award for “Mobilization of Volunteers"
April 30th - May 1st Photo #14
Dan and "New Jersey" at the podium during the festivities.
April 30th - May 1st Photo #15
2003 Governor’s Award for “Mobilization of Volunteers"
A hearty Bravo Zulu to all Ships Volunteers, our efforts are
evident everywhere you go onboard, keep up the Good Work!!
April 30th - May 1st Photo #16
Drawing for Door Prizes, no winner here...
April 30th - May 1st Photo #17
Hey it's Charlie, our new Brass Team recruit, holding up his Certificate.
April 30th - May 1st Photo #18
Great photo of two Brass Team buddies, Kurt and Dave.
April 30th - May 1st Photo #19
The Thinker...
 

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