August 18th, 2009
In the hangar bay. The guy who took this actually took two and both were way out of focus. This one was the better of the two.
We drove 180ft from USNS Bridge for five hours and got 1.5 million gallons of jet fuel, 237 tons of food and a ton of mail!
I don’t think I can convey just how cool it was to be launching aircraft while driving alongside another ship transferring stores and fuel.
One night when I was in my office writing an e-mail to Bethany the screensaver came on the laptop. The lines would cross back and forth across both monitors as if they were one really wide monitor. In the dark it looked especially cool.
[My husband Troy is in the U.S. Navy. He's on a six-month deployment right now, and thanks to the wonders of the internet it's easy to stay in touch. We email daily, and occasionally he'll send me photos. Just like when I first started blogging (as I explain on my About page) I'm posting photos here so our friends and family can keep tabs on what Troy's up to halfway around the world. Troy and his ship are both on Twitter, if you want to follow them. And you can add Troy as a Flickr friend, too....We hope you enjoy this glimpse into the life of a Navy officer. ---Bethany]