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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 21, 2014) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Zachary Newcomb, a San Antonio native assigned to the "Black Knights" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 4, scans the Pacific Ocean from the inside of a MH-60S Sea Hawk. HSC 4 is attached to Carrier Air Wing (CAG) 2 embarked on the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC exercise from June 26 to Aug. 1, in and around the Hawaiian Islands. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2014 is the 24th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob Estes/Released)
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So, bad news first. I did not make it into the music program, but my current rating as an AECF is not a fall back. It is something I know I will excel in. I asked to be rolled in to an earlier date and instead of leaving in December, my boot camp date will be October 8th. The time I have left will be spent with my new daughter and wife. I hope to make sure they have savings and family/friend support before I leave.
I know uniform cost and the time it takes for pay paperwork to…Continue
at left, my lil sailor standing on the deck of the USS America as it leaves Pascagoula, Miss last week. Godspeed to the crew and officers, may you have a safe journey...See you in SF later this year.
We missed 4 phone calls from USS Red Rover med center today my daughter talked to someone on first call asking about my sons allergies she told then none they asked who they were speaking with she told them Abbi Conner(15yrs old)Austen sister,she didnt know about him being allergic to Dialudid (pian killer) anyway USS Red Rover closes at 1500 cst I got home from work at 1545 cst called his recruiter he didnt know anything have to wait till tomorrow 0700.Any guesses?