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USS Oklaloma City Dads and Moms

If your sailor is on the USS 723, the OKC, let's get together here to share news or whatever.

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Comment by Bryan on September 28, 2015 at 1:45pm

A pretty inactive group, however, my son is now on the OKC.  Anyone else still have a Sailor onboard?

Comment by Pete Ziolkowski on January 6, 2014 at 2:37pm

My wife and Daughter just got back from visiting our son in San Diego.  They had a great time and got to tour the boat.  They went during the morning and got to meet everyone including the Captain. 

Comment by NavyDads Co-Admin, Gary on September 27, 2013 at 5:38pm

That's awesome Pete! 25th Anniversary is definitely a milestone...

Comment by Pete Ziolkowski on September 27, 2013 at 10:16am

Thanks for posting this.  The FRG for the OKC also posted a video clip of the captain speaking to high school students.  I sent an e-mail to the City council asking about recognizing the boat because it is the OKC's 25th anniversary of commissioning and received a nice e-mail back saying that they had that in their radar and were working towards something in the future.  Pete

Comment by NavyDads Co-Admin, Gary on September 27, 2013 at 9:09am

Sailors from USS Oklahoma City Make Namesake Visit...

Story Number: NNS130925-06Release Date: 9/25/2013 1:48:00 PM
By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Amanda Owens, Navy Office of Community Outreach

OKLAHOMA CITY (NNS) -- Sailors from USS Oklahoma City (SSN 723) reached out to their namesake city during a visit to Oklahoma City Sept. 20.

The crew met with government officials, corporate executives and participated in various community relations events during this namesake visit.

"Debi Martin, city council chief of staff, did a wonderful job of putting together an itinerary that allowed us to see the whole city in one week," said Master Chief Electronics Technician Joey Hundley, Chief of the Boat on Oklahoma City.

At the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City crew members helped the food bank put together backpacks for their Food for Kids Backpack Program. The backpacks provide under-privileged or homeless children food to eat on weekends and holidays until they return to school.

"Learning about the food bank and what services it provides was truly inspirational," said Hundley. "During our three hours, we were able to assist in providing the equivalent of 2,184 meals."

Crew members also visited the Boys and Girls Club in Oklahoma City, which has more than 2,000 youth that attend annually.

"The Boys and Girls Club visit provided us the opportunity to have some small group time with many of the youth that attend the club that were primarily in their teenage years," said Hundley. "The opportunity to interact with our youth at this level is extremely important and we provided some positive reinforcement regarding doing well in school and not messing with drugs."

Oklahoma City is the second U.S. Navy ship to be named after Oklahoma City, Okla., and is currently home ported in Apra Harbor, Guam.

"The visit to Oklahoma City was absolutely fabulous," said Hundley. "I have never been a part of a namesake visit and this visit certainly set the bar high. The city is extremely proud to have a submarine in their name."

Comment by Pete Ziolkowski on September 19, 2013 at 6:11am

Hi Tim, I sent some guy in the OKC city council a note informing him of the anniversary.  I figure if they want to do soemthing they will and if they don't they won't.  Pete

Comment by Pete Ziolkowski on September 18, 2013 at 1:22pm

Tim,  Don't worry.  I might send them a note asking. Pete

Comment by NavyDads Admin, Tim on September 18, 2013 at 12:42pm
Not sure if they do or not. Will have to check into that
Comment by Pete Ziolkowski on September 18, 2013 at 12:02pm

Nice, I noticed that 2013 is the 25th anniversary of the boat.  You wouldn't to happen to know if Oklahoma City (namesake) had that on their radar?  I know when Chicago turned 25 they had a proclamation from the city council.

Comment by NavyDads Admin, Tim on September 17, 2013 at 9:17am

I don't have a sailor on the USS OKC but I do live 20 minutes east of this ships namesake city. 


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