First Cruise to Persian Gulf

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  1. twoeagles

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    After 4 years at the Naval Academy and 3 years of flight training, my son is on his first cruise, San Diego to the Persian Gulf. He flies the MH-60S Knighthawk with HSC-23 "Wild Cards". As he sends me pictures, I will post the most interesting ones for the forum members. This is a photo of the carrier George Washington coming up to the USNS Bridge for stores transfer and aviation fuel. My son flies from the aft deck of the Bridge, a Naval supply ship nearly the size of a WW2 Essex class carrier.
     

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    WOW!

    What a great experience... I'm sure ur proud.

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    Awsome picture, would like to see more of the non-intresting pictures. But great none the less.
     
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    great picture.

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  5. FLYBOYJ

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    Very cool, and for your son - :salute:
     
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    Great pictures! Send my well wishes to your son!
     
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    MH-60 is a great helo, flown in one many times in the past.... U and ur son are both very lucky gentlemen....
     
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    Outstanding! Congrats.
     
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    Awesome Eagles, congrats! I wish your son well.
     
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    Nice comparsion shot diddyriddick.

    Congratulations to your son Twoeagles.


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    Give your son my best wishes :D

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    Best wishes and thanks to your son! :salute:

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    Very nice, and congratulations. A big :salute: to your son!
     
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    Photo's from Nagasaki...My son sees things other people might walk past, add that to his sense of humor and here is what you have: Colonel Sanders-san and Taliban Fried Chicken:
     

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    During night ops this week, it was my son's turn to man the tower, and he took this photo through his night vision goggles. MH-60S Knighthawk on flight deck of the USNS Bridge.
     

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    Stopping in Sasebo, Japan, on the way west, my son took a bus to Nagasaki. Good place for a history major!
    I will simply post his comments with this photo.

    "oday's pic is of the Hypocenter at Nagasaki. The atomic bomb burst
    about 500 meters above this spot. Just thinking about it gave me the
    willies. What's more, the little park area surrounding this is built
    entirely on a mound of rubble from the blast; it's not uncommon to find
    shards of ceramic teacups, bits of metal, and pieces of roofing shingles
    that have eroded out of the mound. Very creepy, and a good reminder of
    why we never want to see another nuclear attack.
     

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    Knowing what happend there I think that place would give me the willies too.


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