25 April 2008

Eye Candy for Sailors, Part 16

Sailors raise the ensign staff while preparing to enter port.


A Sailor records a video of himself reading Green Eggs and Ham to send home.


"Oscar" patiently waits for an opportunity to jump overboard.

6 comments:

Buck said...

Thanks Commander! These posts are eye candy for civilians, too :-)

cat said...

XO-
Green Eggs and Ham is my favorite Dr Seuss book ever, and I nearly have the thing memorized now. :) What kind of job does Oscar do? Is he an overboard rescue dummy? How annoying to have to be rescued every time you do your job. My sympathies to Oscar. :) With the time changes, do you still use Zulu at all? It would drive me nuts to have to change the clocks and then use Zulu time. :p
Cat

maxxdog said...

Green Eggs And Ham? This old snipe thinks he must be in the deck division.;)
It's nice you guys have the ability to comm with family and friends back home that you do.

Steeljaw Scribe said...

Quick sea story -- up off NY/NJ coast (over the dumping grounds) we pitch Oscar ovbd, launch the SAR helo and as it hovers to drop the rescue swimmer the duty sharks appear, including (according to the SAR swimmer) "the biggest d*mn great white he'd ever seen and no way was he going in the water..." The MWB crew concurred with the assessment and gingerly fished Oscar out with a long pole....

OTOH, I well recall flying aboard IKE in the NAS an seeing all the sharks trailing in the wake working over the garbage (this was '80) which gave one all sorts of incentives to trap on the first pass...

Josef said...

The USS Russell made the Navy.mil photo gallery in a most gorgeous fashion.

Also, your ship going off to protect America HERE and HERE and your ship on CNN.

I'm more than happy to contribute comments to America's top blog :-). GO NAVY!!

cat said...

Hey XO
I'm going to be working on a persuasive speech for my speech class, and I've decided to do Navy over USAF. In words that are printable and not too harsh, why did you choose Navy over Air Force, and why do you think the Navy is a buttload cooler? Of course, I know the answer to these q's, but I thought it'd be really cool to say "I talked to the XO of the USS Russell DDG 59 (the longer the title the better) and he says..." Oh BTW, anybody else wishing to help out is most definitely welcome. Thanks a million!
Cat