Jan 6, '05
Actually, there are a lot of combat helicopters delivering supplies from the USS Abraham Lincoln, I think. Some aircraft carrier. And I saw Marines off loading a plane, too.
They were interviewing the CO of the Mercy; he said that instead of mostly trauma teams, they were taking pediatricians, internal med and OB-gyns. They got underway w/less than 36 hrs notice (from when they got orders and so forth), and people were volunteering to go.
The ship only goes about 10-15 knots/hr, and it's close to 10-12K miles; I imagine they'll need some gas along the way, too.
I'm just glad they're going.
Last edit by prmenrs on Jan 6, '05