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For Moms or Wives who have loved ones on the Alaska, either Blue or Gold Crew.

Members: 38
Latest Activity: Oct 25, 2016

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ombudsman - gold crew

Started by Griffins mom ship 14 div 25. Last reply by fayegirrl4* Jun 23, 2016. 3 Replies

Good  morning,My sailor son is on gold crew, on first underway.  He didn't connect me to an ombudsman, so was wondering if any of you could provide that information?Thanks,KathleenContinue

Leave dates

Started by karinabeana611. Last reply by karinabeana611 Jun 24, 2013. 3 Replies

Hey I was just wondering what your experiences have been like with the dates they get for they usually stay the same? He told me the week he can take for leave and I found plane tickets…Continue

In between deployments

Started by karinabeana611. Last reply by karinabeana611 May 15, 2013. 4 Replies

For those of you that have experience with the time in between deployments...what do they typically do then? Are they allowed to take leave during that time as well? If so, how much? Just trying to…Continue

Blue Crew

Started by Kss. Last reply by Lin (Winston's Mom) May 1, 2011. 1 Reply

My son is on the Blue Crew. He told me all about the deployment which was his first one. I so happy that he is back.KristenContinue

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Comment by Kathy on May 12, 2013 at 9:18am

Happy Mothers Day everyone.  

As for the patterns that they do; they have to do them, and have been doing that for many years.  I know in WW II the ships ran in a zig zag pattern.  Just a war game thing so the enemy will not find them.  As for the animal head it might have been left in Washington state.  The boat was in Washington state and they sent it to VA for refitting and it was sent to GA in 2009.  The only reason that I know this is my son got there a couple of months after it got to GA.  As for the emails I am going to have to ask my son next time I see him why that is that they can get email but can't send email.  I don't think we will get a hi mom on Mothers day but it would be nice.  Just remember when ever you see a guy on TV it is always his mom he says hi too.  I always told my dad I would tell him hi if I was ever on TV.

Comment by donnab on May 11, 2013 at 11:04pm

Hope everyone has a Happy Mothers Day! Maybe we will get an email, that would make my day to hear from my son.

Comment by karinabeana611 on May 11, 2013 at 12:07pm

It cracked me up reading about them doing donuts and figure eights! haha :) I suppose they don't have quite the turning radius that a racecar would have :) I saw the article about the animal head as well--I wonder where they have it. I think the best way I can think of the lack of communication is "no news is good news" :) I wonder if they can get any emails that we send them during times they don't send them back...

Happy mother's day to everyone! You are all some of the best mothers out there because of all you do for your sailors. :) 

Comment by Kathy on May 11, 2013 at 7:15am

I saw this on the inter net and saw something about the USS Alaska in it.  My son has never said any thing about an animal head on the sub.  The sub was in Washington state before it came to GA I wonder if it is still there.  Hope everyone has a great mothers day.  I think I just might grill me some steaks.

Guess where this Alaskan moose head is going

Lex Patten donated 100-pound shoulder mount to Navy’s newest warship

From this week’s odd news file comes the story of a moose head shoulder mount that was donated to … the USS Anchorage?

Yep, a hunter’s trophy mount will hang somewhere aboard the Navy’s newest warship, an amphibious transport dock that was to depart Alaska this week after a commissioning ceremony.

According to the Anchorage Daily News, it was a gift from Anchorage resident Lex Patten in honor of his late father, Allen, a World War II Navy veteran who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor. Allen retired from the Navy and moved to Alaska in 1962. He died in 2004.

“It was the last moose hunt I went on with my dad,” Patten told the Anchorage Daily News. “He insisted on packing out the antlers, about a mile, and he did. He was 73 at the time.”

Patten shot the moose while hunting in Alaska in 1990.

The bull moose rack measures 64.5 inches and weighs about 100 pounds. Patten wasn’t sure where the moose head would be put on display aboard the USS Anchorage, which oddly enough has accepted several other wild animal trophies as gifts.

“But the captain is quite an outdoorsman,” Patten told the Daily News. “I guess he has a plan for where to put it where it will be seen by anyone visiting the ship.”

This wasn’t the first time Patten has donated a hunter’s trophy mount to the Navy. According to the Daily News, he also donated a Dall sheep shoulder mount to the submarine USS Alaska during its commissioning in 1986.

Comment by NavyMomLG on May 10, 2013 at 1:26pm

Have a great weekend everyone, and Happy Mother's Day!

Comment by NavyMomLG on May 9, 2013 at 10:26am

Kathy - my son refers to it as Nascar in the Ocean!  He must have heard that from someone else because we have never watched car racing on any level in our family.  But I think both donuts and Nascar paint a pretty clear picture of what they are doing!

Comment by Kathy on May 9, 2013 at 8:06am

I am with you about waiting on emails.  But hopefully soon we can get emails back.  Here is some thing funny for yall.  My tell me that all they do is donuts in the ocean meaning that all they do is kind of drive the boat in circles all day and night.  So no telling were they are at in the ocean, but we do know that they are in the ocean. lol

Comment by karinabeana611 on May 6, 2013 at 8:04pm

Kathy-thanks for the info. :) Just patiently awaiting an email but I feel like it could be awhile. Oh well. :)

Comment by Kathy on May 6, 2013 at 2:42pm

A Sea Service Ribbon is a medal that they get for doing over 90 days out at sea, and yes it is worn on your left side over your hear.  Most all medals are worn on the left side over the heart.  

Comment by Kathy on May 4, 2013 at 2:09pm

The gold crew did 104 days one time.  How much they are doing this time I have no clue.  


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