Mom,
Well we’ve been underway for 3 weeks now. It seems like a lot longer than that. It will be a nice break to be in the Philippine Islands for 3 weeks! I am going to enjoy it a lot.
Last Monday we had what they call a Captains call. The Captain comes down to the mess deck & assembles each department one at a time and listens to each persons gripes and complaints. Then he lets us know our scheduled ops for the next month. Which is.. I can’t tell you, that is classified information.
The only thing that is certain about the next 6 months is that we will be somewhere in the South Pacific. We will not be going to Japan. I am devastated!

February 28, 2017