Thursday, April 26, 2012

Deployment 'Stash Slow Working ...

You can ping on the ship all you want - but you have to give a respectful nod to those who serve. They didn't build the ship - they just follow orders to make it work the best they can. 

Here is a chance to look at LCS-2 a little closer.

First thing I noticed is; I sure hope he doesn't need to get anywhere on the bridge in a hurry (is that the best we can do ergonomically on our most modern warship?). 

My petty comment is; we really don't need to be wearing NWU on warships. They are silly and expensive. What is wrong with coveralls? Our good conning officer looks quite fine, functional, and professional.
120423-N-ZS026-044 MANZANILLO, Mexico (April 23, 2012) Lt. j.g. James Masterson, weapons officer aboard the littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2), stands watch as conning officer on the bridge as the ship pulls into Manzanillo, Mexico, for its first foreign port visit since its commissioning in 2010. Manzanillo is home to the Mexican navy Pacific Naval Force and 6th Naval Region. Independence's Gold Crew and embarked Mine Countermeasures Detachment 1 are underway for the ship's transit to its homeport of San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Trevor Welsh/Released)
For the few of you who have access to my Samuel Clemens FB page knows ... LTJG Masterson has some work to do in order to meet Salamander deployment standards with the flavor saver ... but we'll give him time. Other that that - very good job with your "Bridge Face," Shipmate.

For the ladies I will add this; it seems that he isn't married ... if so, with those eyes he should do quite fine in San Diego. Right Mary? 

 Hat tip Lee.

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