FROM THE COMMANDING OFFICER
Welcome back to the ships! It’s good to be aboard Little Rock and The Sullivans again for the summer. It’s time to bring them back to life for the season. We also welcome Stockdale Division aboard for the weekend.
We will run follow up PRT for those with legitimate excuses for last month, and for our new recruits who signed on last month. If you did not pass or would like to better your scores, we will be arranging remedial PT with HM2 Smith at the NOSC. Details to follow - make sure you advise your OIC of your intentions. Everyone needs to be PRT qualified to attend advanced trainings.
If all goes well, we will be joined by ACU-2 and the small boats (MPFUB) on Saturday morning. Let’s hope the weather holds so we can spend some time on the water with them.
This past month, we held Petty Officer Leadership Academy at Genesee County Park for seven of our shipmates. We are making every effort to provide you with training opportunities that may or may not be available this summer due to budget restrictions. Through the generous support of the park and the dedication of Ensign Caughill, Ensign Strawbrich, and Lieutenant Junior Grade Coggins, we were able to offer POLA at a very reasonable cost. Genesee County Park is also able to provide a combination Sea Bee / Community Service opportunity for anyone interested in helping with roof reconstruction on several pavilions at the park. See me for information.
This month we will be finalizing training requests and sending out money orders to reserve your spots. Make sure you have everything you need to expedite this process. If you don’t have a clue, you had better get one!! Call up your chain!
Sunday, we will stand proudly for Armed Forces Week opening ceremonies. This is a dress white evolution, so make sure you are prepared. Mrs. Florian and Ensign Fischer are coordinating parent volunteers to assist with sewing and alterations during Saturday drill. All hands were advised (through the chain) to make a list of needed uniforms and parts for April drill. Guess what – it did not happen! Looks like we have a late night ahead of us! Come ready for some hard work! I’ll see you at drill.
LT John D. O’Neil
*ask me what this number has to do with commitment*