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USS ALASKA

For Moms or Wives who have loved ones on the Alaska, either Blue or Gold Crew.

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Latest Activity: Sep 14

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Kings Bay Family FB page.

Started by LorieS (USS MD) Nov 17, 2013. 0 Replies

Hello everyone ...for about a yr and a half I have been hoping to connect with other family members with sailors in Kings Bay, GA. No one has started a group so I figured I would start one. Please…Continue

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My son is on the Blue Crew. He told me all about the deployment which was his first one. I so happy that he is back.KristenContinue

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Comment by Kathy on May 11, 2013 at 7:15am

I saw this on the inter net and saw something about the USS Alaska in it.  My son has never said any thing about an animal head on the sub.  The sub was in Washington state before it came to GA I wonder if it is still there.  Hope everyone has a great mothers day.  I think I just might grill me some steaks.

Guess where this Alaskan moose head is going

Lex Patten donated 100-pound shoulder mount to Navy’s newest warship

From this week’s odd news file comes the story of a moose head shoulder mount that was donated to … the USS Anchorage?

Yep, a hunter’s trophy mount will hang somewhere aboard the Navy’s newest warship, an amphibious transport dock that was to depart Alaska this week after a commissioning ceremony.

According to the Anchorage Daily News, it was a gift from Anchorage resident Lex Patten in honor of his late father, Allen, a World War II Navy veteran who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor. Allen retired from the Navy and moved to Alaska in 1962. He died in 2004.

“It was the last moose hunt I went on with my dad,” Patten told the Anchorage Daily News. “He insisted on packing out the antlers, about a mile, and he did. He was 73 at the time.”

Patten shot the moose while hunting in Alaska in 1990.

The bull moose rack measures 64.5 inches and weighs about 100 pounds. Patten wasn’t sure where the moose head would be put on display aboard the USS Anchorage, which oddly enough has accepted several other wild animal trophies as gifts.

“But the captain is quite an outdoorsman,” Patten told the Daily News. “I guess he has a plan for where to put it where it will be seen by anyone visiting the ship.”

This wasn’t the first time Patten has donated a hunter’s trophy mount to the Navy. According to the Daily News, he also donated a Dall sheep shoulder mount to the submarine USS Alaska during its commissioning in 1986.

Comment by NavyMomLG on May 10, 2013 at 1:26pm

Have a great weekend everyone, and Happy Mother's Day!

Comment by Lin (Winston's Mom) on May 9, 2013 at 2:16pm

Winston has said that they do huge figure 8's up and down the Atlantic.

Comment by NavyMomLG on May 9, 2013 at 10:26am

Kathy - my son refers to it as Nascar in the Ocean!  He must have heard that from someone else because we have never watched car racing on any level in our family.  But I think both donuts and Nascar paint a pretty clear picture of what they are doing!

Comment by Kathy on May 9, 2013 at 8:06am

I am with you about waiting on emails.  But hopefully soon we can get emails back.  Here is some thing funny for yall.  My tell me that all they do is donuts in the ocean meaning that all they do is kind of drive the boat in circles all day and night.  So no telling were they are at in the ocean, but we do know that they are in the ocean. lol

Comment by karinabeana611 on May 6, 2013 at 8:04pm

Kathy-thanks for the info. :) Just patiently awaiting an email but I feel like it could be awhile. Oh well. :)

Comment by Kathy on May 6, 2013 at 2:42pm

A Sea Service Ribbon is a medal that they get for doing over 90 days out at sea, and yes it is worn on your left side over your hear.  Most all medals are worn on the left side over the heart.  

Comment by Kathy on May 4, 2013 at 2:09pm

The gold crew did 104 days one time.  How much they are doing this time I have no clue.  

Comment by karinabeana611 on May 3, 2013 at 9:19pm

Have a good weekend, everyone! :) Hope the weather is great wherever you all are! :) 

Comment by donnab on May 3, 2013 at 9:39am

My son mentioned it could be longer, which was not what I wanted to hear since this is his first time out. A first for him and me.

 

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