Sunday, February 04, 2007
More resources to bolster the now three (3) carrier groups deployed in the area. Makes for some interesting speculation.
PEARL HARBOR (KHNL) - Hundreds of Pearl Harbor sailors are headed to Iraq. Two destroyers answered the call to duty today, and a unexpected call it was. The Navy is calling a surge deployment.
Destroyers Hamilton and Russell left today on this short notice deployment. Many of the sailors have only been back for a few months and they were not expecting to ship out so soon. Family members say that makes this even harder to deal with.
The 320 sailors aboard the USS Russell make last minute preparations for their mission. They're meeting up with the USS Reagan carrier strike group and they heading to the western Pacific. Sailors have internet and some comforts of home to stay in touch with their families.
Posted by traderrob at 6:56 AM