“Having family here is like having a piece of home here with you,” Leo, an Ava, Mo., native said. “I can just go and hang out with him and he understands me. It’s nice to have someone who understands you without having to say anything.”
“There were roughly 298 people on board,” said Cmdr. Alan Harrigan, Royal Canadian Navy Maritime Forces Pacific Headquarters Personnel Coordination Centre Pacific officer in charge. “[Protecteur’s] primary job is to provide fleet support, oil and ammunition for ships underway. She was actually out here providing support to the U.S. Navy for the last several weeks.”
Ukrainian navy ships “Ternopil” and “Slavutych” are being blocked by the ships of the Black See Fleet of the Russian Navy near Pier 15 in the Streletskaya Bay, Sevastopol, Ukraine. The Russian ships stay some 200 m. away from the Ukrainian ones and, naturally, block our ships from any maneuvering.
Here are some online resources for information about the Ukraine. Keep several things in mind.
“My whole family was in the military so I have a big heart for [deployed Soldiers]; I know the sacrifices they go through; I’ve been through it,” said Mila T. co-captain, Washington Redskins’ Cheerleaders. “I just want them to know that people are still waiting for them when they return home.”