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USS Shoup Visits Fiji To Enhance Knowledge

USS Shoup Visits Fiji To Enhance Knowledge
Lieutenant Commander Damage Control Assistant Mikaela Robbin.
October 10
10:00 2018

 

Twenty per cent of the crew on board of the USS Shoup (DDG 86) Navy ship, an Arleigh Burke class destroyer are women.

Women officers believe they have the knowledge and skills to work alongside their male counterparts.

Lieutenant Commander Damage Control Assistant Mikaela Robbins made the remarks while hosting media representatives touring the navy vessel when it berthed at the Suva King’s wharf last Wednesday.

Lieutenant Commander Robbins said working in a male dominated working environment was motivating and interesting.

She said visiting Fiji was not part of their training but they came to Fiji to enhance their knowledge.

“As navy officers our sharing ideas with the Fijian Navy was a good opportunity to enhance our knowledge,” Lt. Commander Robbins said.

“We are not on a training run but we are learning from each other,” she said.

The tour on the US naval vessel included visiting each deck and viewing missiles on board.

There were two heli pads with the helicopters parked inside the hangers.

“The helicopters would fly out in case of emergencies and or rescue missions.

The naval ship has 300 crew on board – it departed on Thursday.

USS Shoup Commander Andy Strickland said Fiji was a key partner in the Western Pacific, they were here to enjoy its beauty.

USS Shoup is expected back in the US in December.

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