Authorities May 9, 2017 Taking part in America Amphibious Ready Group’s composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX), US Navy sailors aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) completed a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) training exercise on May 3.The training scenario gauges the VBSS team’s ability to board a foreign vessel and ensures that the team will be ready as real-life scenarios and situations arise.“This type of training is always important, because it keeps us alert and reminds us that in a real life scenario, we need to always be ready,” said Ensign Barret Goman, the boarding officer for Pearl Harbor’s VBSS team.During the exercise, the VBSS team boarded a role-playing vessel and confronted personnel who played the role of potentially dangerous foreign sailors.“The most important thing we learned during this exercise was how to maneuver on a foreign ship and how to work as a team to clear the vessel,” said Electronics Technician 3rd Class Ian Orsinger, a member on the VBSS team. “We have to know what to do in every situation and we have to be able to determine if the ship is compliant and non-threatening.”The America Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), which consists of Pearl Harbor, the amphibious transport dock USS San Diego (LPD 22) and amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) is currently underway conducting a composite training unit exercise off the coast of Southern California, in preparation for the ARG’s upcoming deployment later this year. The exercise is designed to bring every part of an ARG together to work effectively and efficiently as one cohesive unit, ensuring overall readiness for deployment. View post tag: US Navy USS Pearl Harbor sailors complete VBSS drill View post tag: America ARG View post tag: USS Pearl Harbor Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Pearl Harbor sailors complete VBSS drill Share this article
North Decatur High School Girls Varsity Volleyball beat Morristown High School 3-2. 26-24, 25-14, 15-25, 20-25, 15-6ND JV & Varsity picked up wins tonight on the road! JV quickly won in 2 sets with scores of 25-7 & 25-11! Everyone contributed tonight which was great to see. Erin Schwering had 7 kills, Sammi Luttel 6 aces, and Lainey Crites 12 assists!Varsity won the first two sets, struggled in the 3rd & 4th and then rallied in the 5th set to clinch another conference win. We passed the ball well tonight and our defense was tough, however, all hitters at times struggled to keep the ball in play. We also missed multiple serves. Great to get the win but still lots to improve on! Chargers Scoring: Kara Muckerheide set 140/143 with 37 assists, 5 blocks and 16 digs; Olivia Bohman added 4 blocks, 15 kills and 17 digs; Emma Luttel 6 kills and 4 aces; Erika Kramer 10 kills and 4 aces; Madelyn Bohman 5 kills and 14 digs. Courtesy of Chargers Coach Ashley Gauck.