Saturday, March 24, 2007

Fleet Exercises

The People's Republic of Pittsburgh regrets to announce that the Admiral is currently underway conducting a FLEETEX in preparation for a future deployment. There are hydrographic surveys to be done, enemy defenses to be probed, and new liberty ports to be explored. All units from the regular battle group, combined with vessels of intense historical value and selected ships from foreign navies, are expected to participate.

Lest anyone believe that the political turmoil of the past week has driven the Admiral into hiding, he wishes to make it clear that these exercises have been planned for many weeks, and that it has taken a great deal of time to get all of these units into position. The Admiral anticipates his return to homeport in roughly one week's time. During this interval, new commentary may or may not appear in this space; the Admiral makes no promises one way or another.

5 comments:

EdHeath said...

Bon Voyage, Admiral. Quite an Armada you have planned.

I have trouble remembering that cruisers can serve in an ASW role. I guess I'm stuck in a WWII from of mind. Next I'll be saying you should base your maneuvers on the battle of Jutland.

Bram R said...

Atn, Admiral. Come in, Admiral.

Fleet status requested. ETA on return requested.

No rush job. Happy sailing.

Office of the Viceroy

Mark Rauterkus said...

Hope you are NOT with those Brits!

Anonymous said...

Admiral! There is cost recovery work to be done! (Oh, and welcome back!)

Interesting turn of events - seems that the new administration is at it again - 1/2-truths on top of incompetence. How can the city get away with charging different entities different rates for the same service???

Mark Rauterkus said...

USS Nimitz, other warships leave San diego for the Persian Gulf

The USS Nimitz and several other American warships left San Diego today for the Persian Gulf to join another locally based aircraft carrier strike group already in the region. The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier will join the San Diego-based John C. Stennis Strike Group and relieve the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, according to Naval Air Forces Public Affairs.

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I'm going to cry unless I see a posting soon.

I saw a comment on another blog and my heart skipped a beat. But, I'm not sure if it was a fleeting spoofer or the real deal.

You know how your eyes/mind can sometimes play a trick on you when you want to see something so badly that other things just morf into what is missing.