As I write this, I am just back from a fabulous trip to San Diego, that was organized by our tours director, Byron Fabor. What a way to start the new year. We started off with a tour of San Diego bay which gave us a good situational awareness of the Naval facilities that we would be visiting. We next had lunch onboard the USS Midway (CV-41) and toured her in the afternoon. For me it was a special treat, as I was deployed on her for two years when she was based in Japan. On Thursday after we toured the Naval Air Station, North Island and we traveled down the Strand to the SEAL training base to be briefed on SEAL recruit training. Friday started off with a tour of 32nd Street, where a large percentage of the US Pacific fleet is based. Our tour guide, Capt Love, the base CO, personally guided us around the facility that he commands. Our trip concluded with a visit to MCAS Miramar where we visited a V-22 Osprey squadron, and were able to get up close and personal with one of these birds. And, as an added bonus, the weather there was perfect!!
Again, thanks Byron, for a great job in putting this trip together.