USS Higgins
First to Fight!
Master at Arms First Class (SW/EXW) Gilberto Silvabecerra and his son inspect one of the ship’s .50 caliber machine gun mounts. 
April 6, 2012 – Master at Arms First Class (SW/EXW) Gilberto Silvabecerra observes while his son inspects one of the ship’s .50 caliber machine gun mounts.
USS Higgins celebrates Month of the Military Child 
USS HIGGINS (DDG 76) celebrated Month of the Military Child on Friday, April 6th with a “Bring Your Child to Work Day”. The day was filled with fun activities for children of sailors. The children were given a Mini Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS) qualification sheet, and at the completion of the activities, they were awarded with well-deserved certificates naming them Surface Warriors.

Children as young as four years old enthusiastically completed activities representing actual Navy ESWS training such as damage control, deck seamanship and war fighting capabilities. The mini Sailors toured the Combat Information Center, Pilothouse, and other various spaces throughout the ship as they experienced what their parents, aunts and uncles do on a daily basis. Afterwards, the children were given an opportunity to purchase HIGGINS memorabilia from the ship’s store.

Concluding the events, the proud parents, aunts and uncles of 51 new Surface Warrior qualified children proudly stood beside them as they were awarded their certificates by HIGGINS Commanding Officer, Commander Andrew Carlson
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