Carrier Supply Departments Work Together to Train Sailors

Story Number: NNS080709-29Release Date: 7/9/2008 10:04:00 PM
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By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nina Hughes, USS Carl Vinson Public Affairs

NEWPORT NEWS, Va (NNS) -- Sailors assigned to the supply departments aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and Pre-Commissioned Unit (PCU) George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) joined forces this July to share best-business practices and study for the upcoming September advancement exam.

This collaboration marks the beginning of combined training evolutions for supply departments aboard the aircraft carriers.

"This training allows us to share and learn from one another," said Senior Chief Ship's Serviceman (SW/AW) Jeffrey Davidson. "It's crucial that we integrate supply corps Sailors throughout the fleet. When supply departments are networking and challenging each other, the competitiveness pushes all of us to strive for more."

Training is held for one hour twice a week and is facilitated by experienced first class petty officers from both Bush and Carl Vinson. Those involved in organizing the training said the instruction is aimed at enhancing the professional development of junior Sailors on both ships.

"This is a great opportunity for our supply departments," said Ship's Serviceman 1st Class (SW/AW) Robert Barnes. "Two great ships are working together to train our Sailors. With the combination of input and ideas, we will have more well-rounded Sailors, and hopefully improved test scores."

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