I am pre writing this as the next few days will be pure chaos as I get my stuff together for my second deployment aboard the USS Essex.
This post has been time delayed in order to satisfy my concerns for operational security and also because I won't have writing time for a while. Comment's are off now as I wont have access to any social networking sites, Forums, G-mail, or blogger, at least until I hit a port with free wifi.
If you absolutely must get a hold of me you can reach me by emailing me at: myfirstmame(dot)mylastname(at)essex(dot)usmc(dot)mil
You can also find the Thirty First MEU on Facebook if you want to follow the MEU's progress there....
A lot of times people have expressed an interest in sitting with me "In sprit" even though they are spatially separated. So in that spirit below I have included some instructions on how to create a similar sitting environment.
(Note that I did not originate the above manual, and it does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the author of this blog or the U.S. Naval services... You can find many like them by searching the web for how to simulate Navy life at sea.