Friday, October 11, 2013

Movie Day and Celebrating 238 years of the US Navy

The weather has been better here today but the rain is still hanging around.  I sure hope it clears out by Sunday so our travel day will be dry.

Judy and I went over to NAS Oceana, one of the Navy's Master Jet Bases for lunch. The Navy will be celebrating its 238th birthday Sunday. Since the actual birthday is over the weekend the celebratory meal was today. As you would  expect the meal was commensurate for the occasion. 

A table is traditionally set for MIAs/POWs at all meals

NAS Oceana Galley - The Hornets Nest (so named for the main fighter based there, the  F18 Super Hornet)

F18 Super Hornet

After lunch we took in the first showing of " Capt. Phillips" staring Tom Hanks. It is based on the highjacking of the Maersk Alabama in the Indian Ocean (Somalia Basin). All the facts aren't exactly portrayed accurately in the movie but Hollywood always takes its license. Hanks did a fabulous job and the Navy was showcased. It reminded me of the hours of watches in Combat Information Center (CIC) I stood throughout my naval career from a basic radar operator to CIC Watch Officer. I think Hanks will get an Oscar nomination for his performance.

Capt. Phillips Movie Trailer: Click

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  1. Thanks for the is on our list to see.

  2. Captain Phillips is at the top of our list for movies to see. Thanks for the heads up that it is now out in theaters. May be what we do tonight!