- Sailors from Pre-Commissioning Detachment (PCD) San Diego (LPD 22) participated in a community outreach event onboard the USS Midway Museum June 1.
Several local Navy commands joined PCD San Diego for the USS Midway Museum Legacy Week May 28 - June 1, 2011. This annual event features a special exhibit area where commands and organizations can display information and interact with museum visitors.
For their display, PCD San Diego Sailors spoke with the public about Navy life and their ship, the sixth ship in the San Antonio Class, scheduled to be commissioned in San Diego in the spring of 2012.
"June 1, 2011 was my one-year anniversary in the Navy and I was allowed to spend it in the public eye representing our ship on the USS Midway," said Engineman Apprentice Jonathan Reed, from Syracuse, N. Y. "It was an amazing learning experience for me and I really enjoyed talking to people about what I do in the Navy. I also learned so much about our Navy history and about other branches from the veterans."
PCD San Diego Sailors were eager to have this first opportunity to talk about their ship, which will feature many of the latest advances in technology and improvements in living spaces. PCD San Diego is the fourth ship named after the city and will be the only U.S. Navy ship stationed in its namesake.
"PCD San Diego Sailors are committed to supporting the local community," said PCD San Diego's Command Master Chief (SW/AW) Dave Griggs. "The crew is excited to begin a long and successful relationship with the city of San Diego through a variety of community relations projects and events."
PCD San Diego, currently completing construction in Pascagoula, Miss., will transit to its future homeport and namesake city in early 2012.
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