Caro Jack :grazie. Grazie per essermi stato vicino per tutti questi anni. Per esserci stato in tutti i vuoti più importati , profondi e dolorosi della mia vita. Era l’inverno del 1995. Ci siamo incontrati per la prima volta durante una febbre. E che cos’è la vita se non una lunga convalescenza dalla quale l’animo umano debba riprendersi ? Adesso lo so Jack! So cosa fosse quel vuoto. E bastava così poco. A tutti i Jack del mondo io vi auguro l’amore. Nel giorno del mio compleanno! Alle persone della mia vita. Al ragazzo della mia vita e al regalo più bello mai ricevuto prima. 💙
USS Donald Cook Returns to Port Following FDNF Patrol The Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) returned to Naval Station Rota, Nov. 17, after conducting its sixth forward-deployed naval forces patrol (FDNF). While on patrol, Donald Cook participated in exercises Saxon Warrior 2017, Joint Warrior 2017, Formidable Shield 2017 and Dogu Akdeniz 2017, to further stability and security in the region. "Whether operating in the Atlantic or the Mediterranean, we performed at the highest level," said Cmdr. Kelley Jones, executive officer of Donald Cook. "The culmination of the patrol has taken us all over U.S. 6th Fleet's area of operation. Excitingly, we have worked hand-in-hand through many exercises with some of the finest navies in the world. Our experience encompassed working closely with both the British and the Turkish navies. We always did the job and did it well." Among those experiences were firing an SM-3 interception missile during Formidable Shield, honing antisubmarine tactics with Turkish units and, Jones said, "having the awesome opportunity working with the Queen Elizabeth off the coast of England." Jones said she is now looking forward to preparing for the ship's next inspection and then getting ready for its next patrol.