The USS Stenis Tour


We have some friends of my husbands from back home this weekend.  This friend of his is stationed aboard the USS Stenis.  On Sunday morning we were able to escape for a tour of the ship. 

USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) is the seventh Nimitz-class nuclear-powered supercarrier in the United States Navy, named for Senator John C. Stennis of Mississippi. She was commissioned on 9 December 1995. Her home port is Bremerton, Washington.

                                                                                                    -Wikipedia

We got to see all the different types of aircraft and helicopters that are on board the ship and we got a tour of most of the living quarters.  Just being on board a ship of this size is amazing.  Dave proceeded to explain what he does for a living, which is super dangerous.  He’s responsible for hooking running aircraft to a bar that pulls them back so they can be launched from a catapult.  Sound’s Scary!  He’s also responsible for several other things that, while not really clear, are clearly important.  My husband and Dave were fully immersed in military and mechanic talk simultaneously and I didn’t understand a whole lot of it.  For me it was more of a cool thing to walk around and see how these people live. 

Plent of pics—-> here

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