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We learned quite a bit about life at sea today, but there were two highlights from my perspective: the arrival of the helicopters at about 2 p.m. and…
That’s about how much fresh water the USS Kearsarge creates from the ocean as it travels. The ship is steam-powered, and if I understand the…
That would be the engineers in the heart of the ship. They keep it powered and running. They'll tell you themselves that they're the hardest workers…
That’s what the USS Kearsarge is – on this mission in particular but also for all of its missions. The medical area contains one of the largest naval…
Overheard in the hallways of the medical area aboard the USS Kearsarge, one Army veterinarian talking to another: “We have to keep them from getting…
Here’s an interesting factoid we gathered from lunch today with a Northrop Grumman contractor onboard the USS Kearsarge: His company pays the full…
An Air Force nurse we bloggers met last night joined us for lunch this afternoon. Like all of us, he’s a first-timer on a Navy ship. He wondered…
Last night in the wardroom, the mess hall where the officers eat, the ship’s physician only half-jokingly told us land-loving bloggers to take…
The U.S. military gets a fair rap as a bureaucracy that wastes money right and left. So I was shocked today to hear that penny-pinching accountants…
I spent a few years as a reporter on Capitol Hill for Congressional Quarterly, and I remember well the maze of corridors that coursed beneath the…