Thursday, October 30, 2008

Training, Training, Training

One of the questions I often get asked by family and friends is, “What does the ship do while you are in port?” Day for day, it seems that in port we are always much busier than when we are at sea. At the same time, it is actually much easier to explain what we do while we are at sea on deployment rather than explaining what we do all day in port. Primarily our in port days are filled with training and maintaining GONZALEZ in the best material condition possible so we are always ready for any range of mission whether that be a surge deployment, a homeland defense, or a humanitarian assistance/disaster relief call.

During October we were afforded an opportunity to do some training with our installation command, the Norfolk Naval Base. We participated in an Exercise called Citadel Protect 2008. Check out the link to the exercise to read more. GONZALEZ Participates In Citadel Protect

1 comment:

Tenisha D said...

wonderful pictures and nice blog