Theresa O’Connor

A day on USS Bunker Hill

Lish, a friend of mine here in San Diego, is stationed onboard the Bunker Hill, which is set to deploy on Monday for several months.

Lish, with coffee

Here's Lish, encoffeed, before getting underway today.

Today they hosted civilian guests of the crew for a quick cruise out to sea and back which included various gun firing demonstrations, helicopter fly-bys, and a barbecue on the flight deck. Lish invited me along and I had a great time.

We"ll need missiles. Lots of missiles.

The Bunker Hill carries a whole lot of missiles.

Don"t Tread On Me

The hawkish libertarian in me couldn't resist snapping this photo.

A passing submarine

As we were returning to port, a submarine was heading out.