Stennis sailors march in military appreciation parade

USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74)
Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant Wamack

Date: 08.24.2013
Posted: 08.26.2013 18:47
News ID: 112623
Stennis sailors march in military appreciation parade

TACOMA, Wash. – Sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) took part in a military appreciation parade in Tacoma, Wash., Aug. 24. <br /> <br /> The parade was a chance for the Sailors to represent not only the Stennis and the Navy, but also the Kitsap Peninsula community. <br /> <br /> “I wanted to set an example for sailors and represent the command in a positive way,” said Logistics Specialist 1st Class Jennifer Cunningham, from Bloomington, Ill. <br /> <br /> Last performed in the 1950s, the military appreciation parade gave Sailors a unique and exciting opportunity to connect with the greater northwest community.<br /> <br /> “It means a lot to know we [Stennis] are appreciated for everything we do,” said Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class Erin Griffin, from Savannah, Ga.<br /> <br /> Stennis, home ported in Bremerton, Wash., is currently undergoing a Docked Planned Incremental Availability maintenance period at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility.<br /> <br /> For more news from USS John C. Stennis visit www.stennis.navy.mil and www.facebook.com/stennis 74.