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)
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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