Beach Walk 747 – USS Nimitz Steel Beach #4

Quartermaster Ramon Sturdivant did not graduate from high school yet now he spends his days doing trigonometry and calculus as one of the navigators on board the USS Nimitz. Find out what tools they use to wander the oceans of the world and listen while Rox asks about UFO’s. This episode was filmed on the bridge, 9 levels above the flight deck. Keep in mind that the average age of sailors on board is 19. Yes, teenagers are the engine behind this 1000 foot aircraft carrier. It says a lot about the power of training, procedures, and accountability.

Be sure and check out Melissa Chang’s series in the Honolulu Advertiser.
Check out our photos on Flickr.
Watch an actual takeoff here at Bytemarks’ blog.
Watch an interview with Admiral John Miller, filmed by Nathan Kam.

Hawaiian word:
Hoʻokele: navigate

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  1. Aloha Rox! We don’t want this series to ever end. We’re so impressed with the ship’s personnel. Keep it coming! Mom and Barbara

  2. I as reading The Week recently and they reported that seven retired US and British air force officers have come forward to say they’d witnessed UFO’s investigating, and sometimes tampering with, nuclear weapons sites. “There’s a strong interest in our missiles by these objects, wherever they come from,” said former US Air Force Captain Robert Salas.

    This comment will make sense when you watch the navigator answer my question about UFO’s…


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