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

Davis enjoying squad progress

first_imgCaptain Steven Davis is pleased with the way Northern Ireland’s squad has evolved over the course of the current campaign. They were peripheral figures at the same stage of qualifying for Euro 2012, leaving Davis, 28, to reflect with satisfaction on a rejuvenated group. “Without a doubt, it’s great to see. I am one of the elder ones in the squad now and it is great to see younger players coming through and especially making an impact and being part of big nights for us,” said the Southampton midfielder. “Hopefully we can keep progressing as a team and growing and that will keep us in good stead. “We’ve got a good squad together and a good mix, plenty of jokes floating about. “You’ve got a squad now with a lot of young players in and they have gained valuable experience so far in a number of games and hopefully that can be a good measure for us going forward.” More immediately, Davis is looking to put right arguably the most disappointing result of O’Neill’s tenure. A year ago at Windsor Park, Northern Ireland dominated Luxembourg in their second Group F fixture, taking an early lead through Dean Shiels. But they somehow failed to add to their tally despite numerous chances and saw a lucky equaliser deny them three points late on. Press Association Manager Michael O’Neill has gradually fed new players into the side since taking over from Nigel Worthington, capping some for the first time and bringing in others from the fringes of the squad to the first XI. Against Luxembourg on Tuesday night, the likes of Daniel Lafferty, Lee Hodson, Oliver Norwood, Shane Ferguson, Jamie Ward and Martin Paterson can all expect to start. “Yeah, we came off the pitch disappointed at end of that game,” said Davis. “Dean Shiels scored a good goal and we put ourselves in a good position with numerous opportunities to extend the lead and then they got a deflected goal. “We have got good results away to Portugal and home to Russia and yet we’ve struggled in the games we have been tagged as favourites. “I have spoken so many times already about how I think the performances have been good this campaign but at the end of the day we need results and that’s what we have to put right.” Northern Ireland’s travelling support is likely to outnumber the home faithful at the Stade Josy Barthel, with 1,200 members of the Green and White Army expected. Davis said: “They’ve been fantastic for us in the last two games…I sometimes think they don’t realise how much of an impact they can have on the players. “It’s great to have that support behind us again.” last_img read more

UFC: Alexander Volkov called out by Francis Ngannou after Hardy win

first_imgLast Updated: 11th November, 2019 23:21 IST UFC: Alexander Volkov Called Out By Francis Ngannou After Hardy Win Francis Ngannou has his eyes upon Alexander Volkov for his upcoming fight and ‘The Predator’ made a callout through Twitter. Know more details about it. WATCH US LIVE 10 months ago UFC 244: Where to watch, schedule and live streaming details 10 months ago UFC 244 Preview: BMF Showdown; The Rock, Donald Trump and more According to Ngannou, a fight with just 18 days notice doesn’t make sense and that’s why he rejected facing Volkov for UFC Moscow. Well, Volkov had an impressive win in the recently concluded event and Ngannou is yet to face an opponent after knocking out Cain Velasquez. UFC might arrange this match-up since ‘The Predator’ is interested in Volkov and it will be interesting for him too since a victory against Ngannou can assure him a title shot.Also Read- UFC: Dana White Disapproves Chuck Liddel’s Return To Fighting RingUFC: Francis Ngannou’s opponentsUFC has not yet confirmed anything about it and it won’t be shocking if Tyson Fury steps in the place for Alexander Volkov. Francis Ngannou also had a social media beef with undefeated boxer Tyson Fury a few days back and with Fury’s recent statement of making his MMA debut, it seems evitable. Have a look at the Twitter beef between Francis Ngannou and Alexander Volkov. 10 months ago UFC 244: Nate Diaz ruled out for 90 days after injury against Masvidal You don’t have to worry about other “Mma Heavyweights” because I might just retire you. Tell you promoter to call @ufc #uncrowndedchamp https://t.co/zWvIvgHlS4— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) November 7, 2019 WE RECOMMEND FOLLOW US 9 months ago UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov says McGregor needs 10 wins before rematch SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img First Published: 11th November, 2019 23:21 IST LIVE TV Also Read- UFC: Conor McGregor Backs Rival Khabib Against Tony FergusonAlso Read- MMA: Tyson Fury Eyes Move To MMA, Conor McGregor Agrees To Train Him Well done Volkov 👏👏👏.Let’s go now and please don’t turn this down again.#UFCMoscow #UNCROWNEDCHAMP— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) November 9, 2019 COMMENT Raj Sarkar Francis Ngannou has his eyes upon Alexander Volkov and The Predator’ made a callout after Volkov’s recent win against Greg Hardy at UFC Fight Night 163. Volkov was about to face Junior Dos Santos in the card but Dos Santos pulled out from the fight at last moment and Ngannou was offered the fight. However, according to latest American reports, Ngannou rejected it due to short notice and Hardy was finally lined up against Volkov for UFC Fight Night 163 at Moscow.Also Read- UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov Says McGregor Needs 10 Wins Before RematchUFC: Francis Ngannou calls out Alexander VolkovAlexander Volkov won the fight against Greg Hardy via a unanimous decision and came back into the win column after a devastating loss against Derrick Lewis at UFC 229. It immediately caught Ngannou’s attention and ‘The Predator’ wants to fight Volkov next. After UFC Fight Night 163, Ngannou praised Volkov for his performance and challenged him for a fight. Have a look at The Predator’s tweet post-UFC Fight Night. 10 months ago UFC Salaries: Conor McGregor, Khabib, Nate Diaz salary revealed Written Bylast_img read more