$50, 12 toys for Toys for Tots:
It was not our best year ever for raw number of toys, but some of those are playsets and fairly complex ones at that, so hopefully their recipients will consider playing with their friends/families.
If you are interested in donating yourself, drop-off locations are fairly easy to find, and apparently Toys ‘R’ Us is a nation-wide Toys for Tots partner, so you can always leave [...]
Back on my last deployment, I had the… pleasure… of having to attend the Department Head’s meeting every night, which consisted of the aforementioned leaders/managers (depending on the person…) of the various departments of the ship (Deck, Operations, Engineering, etc.) getting together with the Executive Officer (the second-in-command for the ship, generally abbreviated to "XO") and talking about what they accomplished today, what was on the agenda for tomorrow, and discussing long-term goals. Once we [...]