Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Summer Cruise_Day 2

Training, Training, Training, and Qualifications – As we sail out to the operations area where we will conduct training with other Navy ships, we have taken time today to focus on some individual training and qualifications. Probably the most important training which all hands focus on is Damage Control Training. In addition to being good Sailors and knowing our basic seamanship, all Navy Sailors have to be fire fighters, ready to combat damage at all times of the day or night. Perhaps a no-notice General Quarters drill later in the week? Today we did basic damage control training all day long for our newest Sailors. We also did or still have scheduled training for our Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure team, training for our tomahawk cruise missile operators and anti-submarine warriors, and engineering drills. We also worked on small arms qualifications today and gave our Midshipmen an opportunity to shoot. -CO

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