Hello again - sorry it has been so long since my last post, we have been busy. After a brief port visit to Palermo, Sicily, we got underway for a combined exercise with other NATO units. The exercise includes ships, submarines and aircraft from about 10 different countries. Below is a picture of some of the ships involved, note Mt Etna in the background. One note - we are experiencing some computer issues, so if your Sailor has not been emailing like normal, please stay with us as we resolve our technical issues. Thanks for your support.
Name: USS Stout (DDG 55) Namesake: RADM Herald F. Stout Ordered: 13 December 1988 Laid down: 8 August 1991 Launched: 16 October 1992 Commissioned: 13 August 1994 Homeport: Norfolk, Virginia Motto: Courage - Valor - Integrity Nickname: "Bold Knight"