The collage above is from the Tiger Cruise http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMcx3RQEOLo last year, showing Petty Officer Kirill's return from 6 months on the USS RR. His parents and brother met the ship in Hawaii and returned to San Diego with him, on board the ship. There, Elana (Kirill's bride) was joyfully waiting to greet them. Again this year he will be returning from another 6 months tour at the end of October. The family will not meet them in Hawaii, but this time in San Francisco where they will sight see and take in a concert while waiting his return.
Top picture in collage Kirill is standing by the plane he takes care of, in the bottom one his
pilot has ask him to make picture of him in his plane, #303.
The ship was in Thailand several days before returning to Hawaii. Below are some of Kirill's experiences there during his spare time.
And of course, everyone has time for a little play with his civilian friends...
Which one is the sailor?
Kind of makes one want to join the Navy!