Deployment Chronicles–> Article 21 “DUBAI”

Over the past 2 weeks I had been smack talking to the captain about how I was definitely able to kick his…

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Deployment Chronicles–> Article 20 “Fighter Jets, Woosh!”

My most interesting story was being officer of the deck during plane guard operations with the carrier. When you are sailing with…

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Deployment Chronicles–> Article 19 “A Rescue”

Just as easily as I can fall into life in port, the monotony of life creeps up and settles over us…

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Deployment Chronicles–> Article 18 “Bahrain #5”

A quick recap of our most epic night in Bahrain. The new XO has just arrived to the ship and we’re going…

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Deployment Chronicles–> Article 17 “Bahrain #4”

After a couple of days stuck in Bahrain during Ramadan, here is my version of what Ramadan means. Ramadan is the…

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Deployment Chronicles–> Acticle 16 “Bahrain #3”

The day after we stayed at the hotel, we slept in and woke up for breakfast at the hotel restaurant. Then we…

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Deployment Chronicles–> Article 15 “Bahrain #2”

I am still trying to catch up on past few days in Bahrain and so I will continue the tale. Friday was…

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Deployment Chronicles–> Article 14 “Bahrain #1”

We pulled into Bahrain unceremoniously and with the promise of three things in our head. 1. Good food 2. Wifi and 3….

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Deployment Chronicles–> Article 13 “Life at Sea”

What’s life-like on the high seas? Well that ALWAYS depends on multiple things. MY FIRST OFFICER OF THE DECK (OOD) WATCH:…

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Deployment Chronicles–> Article 12 “OOD Letter Achieved!”

I GOT MY OFFICER OF THE DECK QUALIFICATION!!!! If you don’t know that an Officer of the Deck Letter is, for…

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Deployment Chronicles–> Article 11 “Pirates, Arrghhh.”

And so the fun begins… We were in Jedda for a few days and the town is very commercialized with all of…

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