USS Boxer Salutes San Francisco
Photo Essay by Luke
October 8, 2005
As the short night gave way to a crimson dawn yesterday, the
U.S. Navy's USS Boxer
was holding course for a grand entrance into San Francisco. The
rapid-response multi-role amphibious class troop and flight operations
platform arrived from San Diego to participate in this year's
annual Fleet Week event. She had earlier seen action providing
support to countries devasted by last year's tsunami.
Two Navy helos arrived at dawn's early rising
Giddy DV's (distinguished visitors) don regulation safety equipment
City Hall barnstormers Lane Kasselman, Darlene Chiu and Rio Foster,
prepare for airlift and evacuation
The USS Boxer comes into
sight 15 miles offshore.
The Boxer's bridge
Raising the ensigns
Supervisor shipmates Boe Hayward and Sarah Ballard
messin' in the mess hall with Naval officer, Brad Shefland.
The USS Boxer has a state of the art medical facility
Scalpel, scissors, forceps...
Close but comfortable quarters
The U.S. Marines are a unit of the U.S. Navy
Supervisor aides Boe Hayward and Sarah Ballard strike a mid-deck
Culora, Captain U.S. Navy