SSN 777 Club Log

October 19, 2016

On Friday October 14, I discussed with Linda our intent for the SSN 777 Club. She offered her support, introduced me to Commodore Mark Davis, the first commanding officer of the Tarheel Boat, and gave me confidence that our mission on behalf of the 777 crew will purpos...

October 12, 2016

Rickover: Birth of Our Nuclear Navy  

https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/rickover-birth-nuclear-power/id939109997

Based on interviews with his original engineering team and interpreted events. Offers as much about the engineering of our submarines as it does about t...

October 10, 2016

The Captain and crew members visited Durham on Sunday July 10th, 2016. 

What we've accomplished so far:
 

  • properly and legally established the Club so that we are able to conduct business and receive donations in support of the 777 for the duration of its service lif...

September 26, 2016

Our bank account is now in order and we wanted our first check to be a memorable one. No better way than to connect the heritage of the Battleship North Carolina with the state's active-duty namesake in Pearl Harbor. SSN 777 Club check 001 delivered to Captain Terry Br...

September 13, 2016

Pictured here is the now former Chief of the Boat, J.R. O'Donnell, and the Commanding Officer, Commander Gary Montalvo.

The COB received the first SSN 777 Club plaque made from original teak decking of the Battleship North Carolina when he departed the 777 in early Sept...

August 17, 2016

It's important that the SSN 777 Club respect and connect with the heritage of those who've gone before us, so we drove to Wilmington to visit the famous Battleship North Carolina, BB-55. I met with Dave Scheu and Walt Flippin of the US Naval Academy Alumni Association'...

July 14, 2016

An apt beginning to an overview of the visit is to recall “that some things are just meant to be.” Every one and every organization that was asked responded in support of the visit. Even at a casual lunch in Durham, other restaurant guests show their respect for and jo...

July 7, 2016

Rewarding journeys can begin inauspiciously. I met the Captain and crew members of the USS North Carolina as an indirect result of repairing a leaking garden faucet.

As I chatted with the plumbers, the Whaley Brothers, in the driveway near the now-repaired faucet, our c...

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