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CEO Rounds with Captain Roos
June 8, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree - $15
Summary: SOHL and the Southern California Medical Service Corps Officers Association (SCaMSCOA) present a tour of USS ESSEX LHD-2 (large deck amphibious Naval ship) and CEO round with CAPT Joel Roos, Commanding Officer, Naval Medical Center San Diego!
Time and date: Thursday, June 8th from 1PM to 4PM
Location: Buses will depart promptly at 1300 from the City parking lot located in front of The Veterans Museum at Balboa Park, 2115 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101.
Dress: We recommend conservative dress and footwear; avoid heels and skirts. This is a tour of a US Naval ship and includes walking up ladders and on uneven surfaces.
About the ship: USS ESSEX (LHD 2) is a WASP-class multi-purpose amphibious assault ship. The principle mission of the USS ESSEX is to conduct prompt, sustained operations at sea, primarily as the centerpiece and flagship of the Amphibious Ready Group. LHD ships provide the means to transport, deploy, command and support all elements of a Marine landing force of over 2,000 troops during an assault by air and amphibious craft.
Designed to be versatile, USS ESSEX has the option of simultaneously using helicopters, Harrier jets, and Landing Craft Air Cushioned (LCAC), as well as conventional landing craft and assault vehicles in various combinations. The ship’s extensive medical facilities consist of six medical operating rooms, four dental operating rooms, medical laboratories and hospital facilities capable of caring for 600 patients.
Note: All attendees MUST bring a valid photo ID on the day of the tour to get on the ship.