Spring 2016 Newsletter


Spring 2016

Greetings from the Sterett Association

We have it on good authority, spring will arrive early this year:

Groundhog Day 2016

A crowd gathered at Gobbler's Knob early this morning, awaiting the emergence of the groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil. After a tap of a cane on Phil's tree-trunk cage, his door was opened, and the animal emerged.

He was held aloft to cheers and applause. Phil did not respond, other than to blink. Placed on top of the trunk, he attempted to flee before his actions were closely analyzed.

Interpreting Phil's behavior, the Groundhog Club emcee proclaimed, "There is no shadow to be cast! An early spring is my forecast!"

If you can’t trust Punxsutawney Phil, who can you trust!

DDG 104

In early February, after several long months in the yards, Sterett went back to sea on her first underway since last summer. The crew enjoyed getting back out to sea, and while underway, conducted an anchor drop test, a countermeasure washdown, and took the time to celebrate Sterett’s January and February babies with some delicious cake prepared in the Sterett galley! Here are a few snapshots of her eventful week.

Recent Milestones

This past week the following career milestones were achieved by Sterett crewmembers:


GSM 2 (SW) Jason T. Large was reenlisted by Ensign P. Rodriguez

SH 2 (SW) Onyeka Abadom was reenlisted by LTJG Le