COMNAVSURFOR Visits USS Rushmore As Ship Prepares for InSurv 
By Ensign Ryan de Vera, USS Rushmore (LSD 47) Public Affairs 
SAN DIEGO – Vice Adm. D.C. Curtis, Commander, Naval Surface Forces (COMNAVSURFOR) and Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet toured the dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) Sept. 11, as the ship continued to make preparations for a visit by the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (InSurv).

InSurv is a Congressionally-mandated inspection set to ensure that ships of the United States Navy are properly equipped for prompt, reliable, sustained mission readiness at sea.

Rushmore’s Commanding Officer Cmdr. Calvin Slocumb, along with Capt. Rodney Clark, Commander, Amphibious Squadron Seven, hosted Vice Adm. Curtis on a pre-InSurv tour. During the tour, Curtis spoke with several Rushmore Sailors to find out what their jobs were and how they were preparing for InSurv.

“I talked to Vice Adm. Curtis about the repairs we made to one of our main reduction gears,” said Chief Engineman (select) Gabriel Carreon. “I also told him how we took the opportunity to conduct training for other Sailors while we worked on our equipment.”

Rushmore is scheduled to have their InSurv the week of Oct. 27. During InSurv, inspectors will visit every compartment aboard and assess the ship’s overall readiness to ensure the ship is ready to fight.
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