color: SOME SOLDIER'S MOM: USS Wasp (LHD-1): #1 in the Fleet

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

USS Wasp (LHD-1): #1 in the Fleet

We have this son we are so proud of... gearing up to leave this command but he has been deployed so often or the ship was unavailable in dry dock or staged for deployment... and this was the first time we have had the opportunity to tour his ship, the USS Wasp (LHD-1)! I was bummed that the aircraft and landing craft were not on board, but we did get to see [most] everything else.

After touring this ship, talking with a number of sailors and Marines, and seeing how well run and well kept this ship is, please allow me to say that if any numskull thinks they can save money by cutting back on funding for the Navy -- her systems or her people -- I am here to tell you that you are certifiable. These are some of the most competent, skilled, and dedicated people we have in the military. We came away confident in their dedication and abilities.... proud just doesn't cover it. Bravo Zulu !!! and Oorah !!! Ladies & Gentlemen. And a special BZ to Our Guy on the USS Wasp.

the ready room brought back fond memories for the DH
(the first is with flash, the other under red light)

the stripper pole (no, it's not really; just the nick name)

absolutely a must (lol)

loads of brass... polished to a mirror shine (or painted battleship grey)

she's a beaut, isn't she??

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At 6/10/2009 8:36 AM , Blogger Stacy said...

Yes she is a beauty.


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