Bruce McQuain took a special trip last week, and it inspired him to tell us the story of the men and women who make Operation Continuing Promise possible.
"The overall umbrella operation is called Continuing Promise. It is an operation that will continue in various forms in the future. It is a tremendous and praiseworthy effort that I think needs to be given the visibility it richly deserves.
But there is an irony here you can't escape. And it has to do with a warship on a humanitarian mission. On the surface, it doesn't seem to be a fit. But when you dig into it a little you realize that the Kearsarge is a perfect instrument for this sort of work, but not for the reason you might think.
Because she was built to carry United States Marines to war and support them, she has the hospital facilities necessary to treat children and change their lives forever.
Because she was built to carry United States Marines to war and support them, she has the equipment such as Landing Craft and he