Nimitz-Class Aircraft Carrier USS Carl Vinson Celebrates Christmas at Sea

first_img View post tag: Aircraft View post tag: Navy Training & Education Share this article View post tag: Carl View post tag: Carrier View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Nimitz-Class View post tag: sea View post tag: celebratescenter_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Christmas December 28, 2011 Back to overview,Home naval-today Nimitz-Class Aircraft Carrier USS Carl Vinson Celebrates Christmas at Sea View post tag: Vinson Nimitz-Class Aircraft Carrier USS Carl Vinson Celebrates Christmas at Sea View post tag: USS Sailors assigned to Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 celebrated the holiday at sea with a Christmas dinner Dec. 25.More than 4,000 Sailors gathered to feast on 6,000 pounds of food, ranging from roast pig and poached shrimp to mashed potatoes and stuffing.“What we do is a morale booster for the crew,” said Master Chief Culinary Specialist (SW/AW) Wilfred Cheong, Supply Department’s S-2 Division leading chief petty officer. “I hope for all who celebrate Christmas, it will bring back memories of home.”The enlisted mess decks were adorned with red and green table cloths, Christmas trees and lights. Chief petty officers donned aprons and greeted each Sailor as they helped the galley crew serve the meal.Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 134 Command Master Chief (CMDCM) (SW/AW) William Goforth, volunteered his time to help in the scullery, collecting and washing dishes and utensils.“I did my mess duty 29 years ago,” he said. “I remember the scullery being a hard spot to work in so I took on the challenge of helping in one of the hardest jobs in the galley for Christmas. It shows we do know how tough it is, and it’s a good way to say Happy Holidays.”As the crew satisfied their hunger with honey glazed ham and candied yams, holiday greetings from family members and friends back home played over the ship’s internal television system. For many Vinson Sailors this was their second consecutive Christmas deployed.“Despite being away from my family, this Christmas turned out really well,” said Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class Clive Lindsay, assigned to Reactor Department’s Damage Control Division. “I spent time with my friends doing holiday arts and crafts, and we made a point to have Christmas dinner together.”Carl Vinson and CVW 17 are currently underway on a Western Pacific deployment.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , December 28, 2011; Image: navylast_img read more

Circles Around The Sun To Play Post-Dead & Company Show In Boulder

first_img[courtesy of Greg Crist]With the release of the album proper, Interludes For The Dead, fans of the project were given the opportunity to once again listen to the brilliance that was created by Casal and cohorts. Clearly inspired by the Dead themselves, the songs on the album not only take various references from the legendary’s groups catalog, like “Kasey’s Bones,” “Farewell Franklins,” and “Scarlotta’s Magnolia’s,” the music itself veers in and out of themes and styles Jerry Garcia and his brothers-in-musical-arms put into action over the course of their career.Tickets for the show are currently on-sale and can be purchased here. For additional information and show updates, join the Facebook Event page.The Boulder Theater and Fox Theatre will both host several late-night events surrounding the Dead & Company run in Boulder. Take a look at the stacked lineup the venues have in store:June 8th – Nahko & Medicine for the People + Midnight North, Boulder Theater (purchase tix)June 8th – Marcus King Band + Tom Hamilton’s American Babies, Fox Theatre (purchase tix)June 9th – White Denim, Fox Theatre (purchase tix)June 9th – Circles Around The Sun, Boulder Theater (purchase tix)June 10th – BoomBox, Boulder Theater (purchase tix)June 10th – Dopapod, Fox Theatre (purchase tix)June 10th – Shakedown Street, Dragondeer, Cycles, and Mikey Thunder on The Hill – this is a free, outdoor event happening from 12p – 7p. 13th Street, in front of The Fox, will be converted into “Shakedown Street” – the pre-Dead & Co. marketplace gathering that will feature an outdoor stage (lineup below). We will be announcing this tomorrow at 10am MDT. I’ll have a link tomorrow after the announce and it will also be included on the series link I sent with all event. This event is FREE. For updates, check the Facebook Event page. Two summers back when the Grateful Dead were planning their 50th Anniversary Fare Thee Well performance at Soldier Field in Chicago, it was decided that Chris Robinson Brotherhood guitarist and frequent Phil Lesh & Friends collaborator Neal Casal would create the set-break music. The group he brought together was dubbed Circles Around The Sun, and many of us didn’t know exactly what we were hearing during those shows, but our ears could not stop listening as the Dead regrouped backstage for set two.As we learned that weekend, it was Casal, along with the help of keyboardist Adam MacDougall, bassist Dan Horne, and drummer Mark Levy, that kept the vibe at a high during set break. After debuting the project in a live setting last year for a few performances, Circles Around The Sun will play The Boulder Theater after Dead & Company‘s performance at Folsom Field in Boulder, CO on Friday June 9th.last_img read more

Bulldogs 5th Graders Win Dirt Road Tourney Pool Play At EC

first_imgThe 5th Grade Bulldogs played Sunday at the East Central High School Fieldhouse in the Dirt Road Basketball League Tournament pool play and came away with 3 easy victories to move their overall season record to (23-3).  Scores from the day were: Game 1-Batesville 39, South Ripley 9; Game 2-Batesville 70, East Central 4; Game 3-Batesville 48, Franklin County 23.Leading the squad in scoring over the three games were Cayden Drake with 26, Brayden Maple 24, William Kuisel 23, Ethan Schneider 22, Lincoln Garrett 15, Trenton Jordan 12, Caleb Mohr 11, Landon Raver and Jaiden Kuria 10 each, and Owen Enneking 4.The Bulldogs will be the overall number one seed next on Championship Sunday for the DRBL, February 3rd at Batesville High School.  Go Bulldogs!!!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Paul Drake.last_img read more

Moyes defends Rooney challenge

first_img Rooney clashed with Bluebirds midfielder Jordon Mutch in the eighth minute at Cardiff City Stadium, kicking his opponent and appearing to strike him with his left arm as they began to tumble to the ground. But referee Neil Swarbrick deemed a yellow card enough punishment, and Rooney went on to open the scoring with a turn and low finish, before his corner allowed Patrice Evra to head home United’s second. However, Cardiff twice levelled, with Fraizer Campbell finishing from a sumptuous Mutch pass against his former club, before Kim Bo-kyung headed in to earn a point in stoppage time. Moyes felt Swarbrick had got the Rooney decision right, but believed his side had lost concentration when the referee pulled Gary Medel and Marouane Fellaini to one side, after the Chile midfielder appeared to slap the Belgian as Cardiff prepared to take the free-kick from which Kim scored. Moyes said: “I think Mutch runs across his path and runs down the line of the ball and I think Wayne’s half in motion, I don’t think it is any more than a booking that’s for sure.” Of the Medel incident, he added: “I think if the referee sees it, he must have stopped the game for something because, most importantly, we lost our concentration. “They actually have delivered the first ball in, so Peter Whittingham has had the chance to cross one in as the referee is blowing up. “So he has his sighter for the second one and I thought we lost concentration with it more than anything at that point. “I don’t know what the referee can do in that situation but I am sure he had seen something to call them out, and I just think it actually worked against us as we were set, and we didn’t defend as well as we should have done on the next ball.” Cardiff manager Mackay also looked to play down the Rooney incident. He said: “I have looked at it (the Rooney incident) again and some referees might send him off, but I thought overall Neil Swarbrick had a good game and I think he handled it well. “I think it was two teams who were tough and committed and there were some tasty challenges throughout the whole game. “But I think his handling of the game was reasonably good.” The Scot also backed Swarbrick’s handling of Medel’s confrontation with Fellaini. He said: “Well, he (Medel) is 5ft 2in and Fellaini is 6ft 7in so he is up to his belly button. “So his arm just about reached his shoulder and then Fellaini has his head down in his face again so I think overall looking at it the referee got it right on both counts.” However, former Liverpool and Rangers manager Graeme Souness did not share the opinion of the two managers when it came to Rooney’s clash with Mutch. Speaking on Sky Sports 1, he said: “He should be off there’s no argument. Why the ref has given him a yellow card is beyond me. “He’s got a great view of it, he’s keeping up with the incident all the time. If he’s booked him, he’s seen something. If he sees that, it’s a sending off. “I don’t know what Wayne is thinking of. He’s got an exploding head, we know that. That’s just borne out of frustration.” United’s unbeaten run now extends to 10 games but they missed out on the chance to climb into the top four and an ineffectual display, particularly in midfield, indicates there is still plenty of work ahead for manager Moyes. And the former Everton manager, who hopes to have Robin van Persie (groin) and Nemanja Vidic (concussion) available to face Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League in midweek, admitted his side had been below-par “I am disappointed,” he said. “It was similar to against Southampton where we had the game in our control with a minute to go and conceded from a set-piece. “I thought we should have played better, we did not have a lot of rhythm in the second half. “This has been a tough place to come for teams. We were on the back of having players on international duty so we would probably have taken a result however it came, but I would have liked it to be better. It wasn’t to be.” David Moyes defended Wayne Rooney after the England striker was fortunate to avoid a red card in Manchester United’s 2-2 draw at Cardiff. Press Associationlast_img read more