Palin visits the USS John C. Stennis

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin visited USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Monday, where she met crew members and thanked them for their service.

Palin accepted the invitation to visit Stennis, which is in the Gulf of Alaska participating in exercise Northern Edge 2009.

“When we saw the invitation come across my desk, we jumped at it,” said Palin. “We said, ‘Yes, whatever it takes, let’s get out there and let’s thank these fine young men and women for serving America on this carrier.’”

The governor’s visit began with an arrested landing in a C-2A Greyhound from the
“Providers” of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30.

Later, Palin visited flight deck control, then donned flight deck safety gear in order to observe flight operations from the flight deck.

Palin saw Sailors and Marines in action when she toured the bridge, primary flight control, the hangar bays and a weapons magazine.

Palin spoke with approximately 400 Stennis crew members in hangar bay two and thanked them for their service. “I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you,” said Palin. “I love the United States military, and I thank you so much for the choice that you have made to serve something greater than self, to be serving your country and to be bettering our world.”

Approximately 20 Sailors who call Alaska home were in the front row and got the opportunity to speak with the governor and shake her hand.

The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group assets; USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), Carrier Airwing (CVW) 9 and USS Antietam (CG 54) are participating in Northern Edge, a joint training exercise, which focuses on detecting and tracking of units at sea, in the air and on land.

I’ve been on the Stennis! My oldest son was stationed on it and my second oldest and I flew down to Hawaii and took a trip on it to San Diego then Seattle. Ahh, the memories!! Thanks Gov. Palin for visiting our troops! We know you really care about them!!!

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That’s me on the deck after the planes left.

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2 Responses to Palin visits the USS John C. Stennis

  1. Mixter says:

    Don’t care much about Gov. Palin, but I think the pic of you on the Stennis is way cool!

    Mixter

  2. frznagn says:

    Thanks! It’s awesome knowing that it’s up here.

    Oh, and please check out http://www.conservatives4palin.com/ to see more info. I’m not saying the ‘truth’, but something that will point out the lies and show ‘good’ news that may not be printed in the more liberal outlets. For example, Palin has had 15 ethics charges against her dropped. I don’t recall seeing CNN printing this. I shop around for my news, I don’t believe on getting it just from one or two sources, nor just conservative news.

    I know you’re smart enough to see through the bias. Sure, she’s not perfect, but a far cry better than most lefties realize. I think the left is afraid to have a strong conservative female in the Republican Party. For example, have you seen what they are doing to Michele Bachmann? Here’s a pic from the left: http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j191/mikesamerica/mikesamerica2/docpage-bachmanncomic1.jpg

    Now tell me that’s not crazy and unnecessary? Please visit the site, or at least find more information somewhere else before making a firm stand on issues concerning her.

    When Obama has high approval ratings from Dems and low ones from Reps, the media makes it out as Reps are bad for whatever reason. But when Palin has high ratings with Reps and low ones with Dems, then it’s because she’s bad? Not exactly fair standards, eh?

    And if you could, call out the lies against her on your blog too. You don’t have to ‘support’ her, just be against the politics of destruction.

    Thanks!!!

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