Monday, June 18, 2007



Robert Hodgins


HI.. Been sometime since I have updated...I have been at the NSA command for 9 months now...The Car is doin good I have around 44,000+ miles on the car now. I have taken the E-5 test did not advance will take again in Sept '07. I am now a daily duty person at Enterprise Hall.. I have started a 2nd job at a local restaurant in downtown Norfolk, VA named Club Soda as Id checker and dishwasher and whatever help they need me for. Memorial Day weekend I spent the whole 4 days at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront it was nice time there. well that is it until next time America

Thursday, January 18, 2007


I have been at my new command now for 4 months now, still watchstander at Enterprise Hall, and will be taking the March 8th E-5 exam to try and make Petty Officer 2nd class...Also on January 10, 2007 I purchased a used 2004 Chevy Malibu blue in color from Calvary Cars in Norfolk, VA which had at time of purchase 40,668 miles...for 10,000.00 It is a great car and glad to finally be driving again after much walking and taking buses and taxis got old...Well this is all i have for now update later when have more info,,,. :)

Thursday, October 05, 2006


It has been a while since last updating this page...A lot has gone on since Jan we left the dry dock on 1st week of August and went back pierside..Also I transferred from USS HARRY S TRUMAN CVN-75 after 4 yrs onboard on Aug. 16, 2006 and went home on transfer leave for 3 weeks. I spent 8 months working in S-2 galley onboard the barge feeding apprx. 150 people..After my transfer leave I reported 11 Sept 2006 to Naval Support Activity Norfolk, Norfolk, VA. I now work for regional support in Sewells Point Region Combined bachelor Housing on Naval Station Norfolk. I work in Enterprise Hall on Naval Station Base as Quaterdeck Watch and that is all i do still have the 5 and 2 schedule. I am on shore duty for 3 yrs.. I have extended until 2008 which is end of obligated service. I did not reenlist due to problems on Truman. I will most likely take E-5 advancement Exam in March.. Well that is all for now.

Thursday, January 19, 2006


On Jan 9, 2006 USS HARRY S TRUMAN CVN-75 left Naval Station Norfolk bound for Norfolk Naval Shipyard traveled up the Elizabeth River and went Pierside and moored up from Port side which has never been done on a Carrier. Then on 10 Jan 2006 we entered Dry Dock #8 in Norfolk Naval Shipyard and we will be ther until August I believe. The Commanding Officer is calling the DPIA '06 a Maintenance Deployment..

In other news I found out that i made advancement to E-4 TO CS3 which is Culinary Specailist 3rd Class Petty Officer US NAVY. I am now in Supply Department S-2 division food service division.

Well that is all for now.

Sunday, December 18, 2005


On November 14-18 we traveled up river on the Elizabeth to the Deperming station and wrapped hundreds of cables around the ship to de-magnitize. It was a lot of work 12 hr days starting at 5:45a till 5p. We got the job done in record time as always.

We ended our surge ready capability on Dec 12 and are now in process of getting ready to go the Dry Dock at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, VA on Jan 9. I will be living on a floating barge due to the ship being un inhabitable.

We are currently on Holiday Standown period until Jan 5. As i am writing this i am back home in Mississippi on Christmas leave.

Will update from the shipyards.

Monday, November 07, 2005


On board USS HST CVN-75 we recently concluded our last underway period with a AMMO Offload with the USNS ARTIC (T-AOE 8) and also 2 other Carriers USS DWIGHT D EISENHOWER CVN-69 & USS ENTERPRISE CVN-65 it was a successfull offload with only two day period in which we offloaded 1,800 tons of ammol. It was necessary to come back with no ammo before goin to yard period in Jan. We also on Sun, Nov 6, 2005 did something never been accomplished before us the Truman and Enterprise the two carriers came parallel with one another at 300 yards and truman spelled "GO NAVY" and Ike spelled "BEAT ARMY" and took photos to send around the world and to Naval Academy.

We will now head to DEPERM on 14-18 Nov for demagnitizing the ship.

Sunday, October 30, 2005


We have recently completed our sustained training with Carrier Air Wing 3 (CVW-3) on 20 Oct 2005. We now have one last underway coming up Nov 2-7 or the 6th, to offload AMMO in preps for upcoming shipyard DPIA '06. After that we go across the bay with only essential personnel and half the crew for DEPERM to De-Magnitize the ship. Nov 14-18 2005. After this our next short trip will be In Jan when we head up the Elizabeth River to Norfolk Naval Shipyards (NNSY) in Portsmouth, VA for DPIA '06 for Drydocking. We are still the surge ready carrier under Fleet Response Plan (FRP) until Mid-December.

I have put in leave request for the Christmas holiday leave for 16-27 Dec. to go home to Mississippi for Christmas. I will be in Norfolk for Thanksgiving and New Years with no plans as of yet, more to follow at a later date.