USS Cheyenne Enjoys Super Bowl at Sea

Story Number: NNS120206-20Release Date: 2/6/2012 10:04:00 PM
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By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ronald Gutridge, Commander, Submarine Force U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs

COMSUBPAC Public Affairs

USS CHEYENNE, At sea (NNS) -- Submariners aboard the Los Angeles-class submarine USS Cheyenne (SSN 773) enjoyed a Super Bowl party hosted by the ship's crew, Feb. 5.

Super Bowl XLVI, featuring the New England Patriots and the New York Giants, was shown on televisions throughout the submarine.

Normally, the crew of the Cheyenne is a tight-knit team working in one of the most technologically advanced submarines our country owns. However, during the game, the Cheyenne was a house divided. The Patriots fans cheered for Tom Brady while the Giants fans cheered for Eli Manning.

For Fire Control Technician 2nd Class (SS) John Cavazos, being able to watch the game was a nice break from Cheyenne's busy schedule and made being underway more bearable.

"Everyone was having a good time and there were several fans for both teams," said Cavazos. "This event brought a little piece of home here on the boat, when you're actually away from home."

In addition to the festivities, the culinary specialists came up with a plan to make the game more enjoyable by preparing a special meal to resemble an actual Super Bowl party. They prepared a smorgasbord of hot wings, nachos, chilly and cheese and jalapeño poppers.

"What I did was sat down and basically came up with a plan on what we could serve that would resemble an actual 'game-time' get together with the food supplies we have on board," said Culinary Specialist 1st Class (SS) Cody Jung. "This was a special meal due to the fact that we do not serve these types of food combinations in one setting."

After the game, the crew congratulated each other on the Giants' win and then went back to work and returned their attention to their normal duties.

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The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Cheyenne (SSN 773) returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after a six-month deployment to the western Pacific region.
Official U.S. Navy file photo.
October 3, 2011
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