Saturday, 22 August 2009
22 August, 2009 - There are many memorable things about deployments. Adventures, hard times and achievements dot my memories of past deployments. Stories about past adventures seem to become more elaborate with the passing of time. The hard times remind us about service and the achievements are looked back on with admiration. Something every Sailor remembers are the shipments they served with. We continued a time honored ritual this morning to help us all remember our shipmates.
After pulling in to port for a quick fuel pit-stop, we took a few minutes to assemble the crew for a STOUT photo. Although the entire evolution of taking the picture took less than half an hour, the memories from it will last a lifetime. You can see the pride in the faces of the crew and their dedication shows through in the appearance of the ship. It was an awesome day to create a memory.