Thursday, 30 September 2010

Atlantic Crossing

30 Sept, 2010 - Hello Family and Friends of STOUT.  This past week was exciting for the crew as we traveled east from Norfolk to Faslane, Scotland.  We came to conduct a Joint Training Exercise. 

Departing Norfolk - Sept 2010
During the transit across the Atlantic we had time to train on exercise procedures, conduct flight operations, take on fuel, conduct engineering drills and test our weapons systems.  A few action pictures are attached.

Prepping the Guns

View from the Helo Control Tower

Taking on Fuel from the Oiler
The exercise will start in a couple of days and will test the crew in a challenging scenario.  In addition to working with several of our sister US Navy ships, we are looking forward to the chance to operate with our International Partners.