First post from on board the USNS Saturn, not a bad boat. We're out here in the persian gulf (in the summer! oi!). The sea temperature is about 93 degrees...making it really tough to do anything outside during the day. Luckily the navy base in Bahrain recently built a new Exchange complex...so its a full blown Navy Exchange..instead of the little ship's store that was previously there (making necessities easier to come by).
Random rambling, I was able to catch the USA's last game against Ghana in the world cup and I was rather unimpressed with our "established" talent. Demarcus Beasley, Landon Donovan, Claudio Reyna, Kasey Keller, Eddie Pope...you guys needed to step up in order to go forward and you guys failed. Good job to new players..Oguchi Onyewu, Clint Dempsey, Carlos Bocanegra, Bobby Convey, you guys were amazing.
The USNS Saturn (T-AFS 10) is a dry cargo ship, we can move fuel, but dry cargo is our bread and butter.