Electrician’s Mate 1st Class Joshua Henry, from Gilchrist, Oregon, poses with Seattle Seahawks mascot, Blitz, aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The Seattle Seahawks football team and Sea Gals cheerleaders held a military appreciation event aboard to meet and talk with Sailors. John C. Stennis is pier-side after returning to homeport after the completion of a seven-week underway where the ship’s crew completed TSTA/FEP early and Carrier Strike Group 3 Group Sail in preparation for its next scheduled deployment.
                                Mass Communications Specialist Seaman Angelina Grimsley / U.S. Navy

Electrician’s Mate 1st Class Joshua Henry, from Gilchrist, Oregon, poses with Seattle Seahawks mascot, Blitz, aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The Seattle Seahawks football team and Sea Gals cheerleaders held a military appreciation event aboard to meet and talk with Sailors. John C. Stennis is pier-side after returning to homeport after the completion of a seven-week underway where the ship’s crew completed TSTA/FEP early and Carrier Strike Group 3 Group Sail in preparation for its next scheduled deployment. Mass Communications Specialist Seaman Angelina Grimsley / U.S. Navy

Seahawks, Sea Gals visit onboard USS Stennis

  • Saturday, June 2, 2018 1:30am
  • News

BREMERTON — Members of the Seattle Seahawks visited the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) May 25 to spend time with sailors.

Players and Sea Gals from the NFL team visited John C. Stennis to show their appreciation by signing autographs and taking photos with the crew. After the meet and greet, the players helped raise the 12th-man flag.

“I personally just want to see what goes on here,” said Bradley McDougald, safety for the Seahawks. “This is my first time on a military base. My grandfather was a paratrooper back in the day, so I just want to see what goes on behind the scenes.”

The visit was a special moment for the players.

“I’m excited to be here,” said Neiko Thorpe, cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks. “It’s not about me. I’m enjoying every moment. I’m like a kid when it comes to the military. I didn’t have any family members in the military, but once I got older and met a lot of people that served, I started taking every opportunity to come to things like this.”

The experience has been one the crew and the players will not soon forget. It also meant a lot for the sailors assigned to John C. Stennis.

“It’s pretty incredible for them to come out and support us,” said Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd class Carlos Carreon, from El Paso, Texas. “I really appreciate them taking time out of their day to show support for the military.”

Machinist Mate 3rd class Damian Miera, from Salt lake City, Utah, also expressed gratitude for the visit.

“It’s a great chance for the city of Seattle to show their support for us,” said Miera. “It’s a nice break for the lower decks, and it makes us feel appreciated.”

For more news on John C. Stennis, visit www.stennis.navy.mil or follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/stennis74.

The Seattle Seahawks football team mascot, Boom, greets Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis is pier-side after returning to homeport after the completion of a seven-week underway where the ship’s crew completed TSTA/FEP early and Carrier Strike Group 3 Group Sail in preparation for its next scheduled deployment.
                                Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Isabel Birchard / U.S. Navy

The Seattle Seahawks football team mascot, Boom, greets Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis is pier-side after returning to homeport after the completion of a seven-week underway where the ship’s crew completed TSTA/FEP early and Carrier Strike Group 3 Group Sail in preparation for its next scheduled deployment. Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Isabel Birchard / U.S. Navy

The Seattle Seahawks football team mascot, Boom, greets Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis is pier-side after returning to homeport after the completion of a seven-week underway where the ship’s crew completed TSTA/FEP early and Carrier Strike Group 3 Group Sail in preparation for its next scheduled deployment.
                                Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Isabel Birchard / U.S. Navy

The Seattle Seahawks football team mascot, Boom, greets Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis is pier-side after returning to homeport after the completion of a seven-week underway where the ship’s crew completed TSTA/FEP early and Carrier Strike Group 3 Group Sail in preparation for its next scheduled deployment. Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Isabel Birchard / U.S. Navy

<em>Cmdr. Rodney Moss, from Concord, North Carolina, and the Seattle Seahawks drumline, Blue Thunder, perform aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).</em>
                                Mass Communications Specialist Seaman Angelina Grimsley / U.S. Navy

Cmdr. Rodney Moss, from Concord, North Carolina, and the Seattle Seahawks drumline, Blue Thunder, perform aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Mass Communications Specialist Seaman Angelina Grimsley / U.S. Navy

The Seattle Seahawks drumline, Blue Thunder, performs aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The Seattle Seahawks football team and Sea Gals cheerleaders held a military appreciation event aboard to meet and talk with sailors.
                                Mass Communications Specialist Seaman Angelina Grimsley / U.S. Navy

The Seattle Seahawks drumline, Blue Thunder, performs aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The Seattle Seahawks football team and Sea Gals cheerleaders held a military appreciation event aboard to meet and talk with sailors. Mass Communications Specialist Seaman Angelina Grimsley / U.S. Navy

The Seattle Seahawks drumline, Blue Thunder, performs aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The Seattle Seahawks football team and Sea Gals cheerleaders held a military appreciation event aboard to meet and talk with sailors.
                                Mass Communications Specialist Seaman Angelina Grimsley / U.S. Navy

The Seattle Seahawks drumline, Blue Thunder, performs aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The Seattle Seahawks football team and Sea Gals cheerleaders held a military appreciation event aboard to meet and talk with sailors. Mass Communications Specialist Seaman Angelina Grimsley / U.S. Navy

<em>Cmdr. Rodney Moss, from Concord, North Carolina, and the Seattle Seahawks drumline, Blue Thunder, perform aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).</em>
                                Mass Communications Specialist Seaman Angelina Grimsley / U.S. Navy

Cmdr. Rodney Moss, from Concord, North Carolina, and the Seattle Seahawks drumline, Blue Thunder, perform aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Mass Communications Specialist Seaman Angelina Grimsley / U.S. Navy

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