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Sunday started early again.

Pick up and organize the suite, then, for the first time during the weekend, I wasn’t tied up in the suite - with about 17 others, we loaded the van and Expedition, and headed to Port Canaveral for a tour of the USNS Waters (T-AGM-45).

Tasked with supporting submarine navigation systems testing and ballistic missile flight test support, the Waters was a generous host, with the CO, 1st Mate, 2nd Mate, and the Chief Engineer showing off their ship as only true mariners can do!

Steve Perry went to great lengths to arrange this tour and navigate the complex security processes at Port Canaveral, and, to a man (and woman), the tour exceeded all our expectations!

Thanks, Steve! (And to Ron Squiers, who did everything a man could do to convince COMSUBLANT, without success, to park a new Virginia-class boat on the pier for our viewing and exploring pleasure!)


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