Sunday, July 03, 2011

First Lieutenant

I've taken over as the First Lieutenant on the USS WHIDBEY ISLAND (LSD 41). A First Lieutenant on an amphibious ship manages the Deck Department. The Deck Department conducts shipboard evolutions such as anchoring, mooring to a pier or buoy, launching the ship's boats, launching amphibious craft, and also a large amount of painting the ship.

I joined the ship just over three weeks ago in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea and should be attached for about a year and a half. In that time, the Whidbey Island participated in a bilateral amphibious exercise with the Spanish as part of the Bataan Amphibious Readiness Group.

Although I don't have a quality camera at the moment, I'll attempt to include photos of the places I see along the way and some of the evolutions we conduct.

-j

1 comment:

John Day said...

We were so glad to hear from you and are certainly glad that you are doing well. Keep use abreast of what is happening. We're also glad to hear that Jess is getting a position somewhat close to you. All our Love, Dad