I had the opportunity to tour a ship at our local Naval Air Station, Mayport, in Northeast Florida last night. The Chamber of Commerce organized it, and, if you have never had the pleasure to visit, it is really a city within a city.
Our port is one of the largest, and most sought after posts, largely due to our ocean proximity (30 minutes to ocean), the low cost of living compared to other bases, and, of course, the fact that we are in Florida.
I've toured the base and ships before, but never at Christmas time. Below are some of my pictures.
Me in the captain's chair in the CIC area....
Big gun at sunset....
Group pic..yup, me in the antlers!
On ship consult..
Ok, the steering wheel? Is the tiny gold wheel you see in the center of this picture....REALLY!