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Old 12-19-2007, 07:47 AM
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This story filled me with pride for the Navy and the abilities of my beloved Nimitz-class carriers (I served on the Nimitz). A 14-year old girl suffers a ruptured appendix while at sea and the Reagan responds to the call. Read about it here.
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Old 12-19-2007, 09:18 AM
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I saw that on the news, even flew the mom to be with her daughter. What a way to spend your cruise
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Old 12-19-2007, 09:27 AM
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You beat me to it Dave.. I was just coming in to post the link to the story. Go Navy!
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I wonder if it's gratis from the government or do they bill you for the service? I'd hate to not have insurance.
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I do know that even in the military the commanding officers have budgets. However this mission was approved by Commander, Third Fleet, so I am thinking the public relations the Navy gleaned from it will be payment in full. Plus, can you imagine the negative press if the Navy sent a bill?
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The news article I read quoted a navy guy saying that they train for this type of resque all the time. I imagine that they will just chaulk it up to a real life training exercise.

I agree that it would be bad news if the Navy asked for payment.
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If the fleet is already at sea conducting military exercises, I wouldn't think diverting in response to a medical emergency would be a big deal.

I believe the policy should be - unforeseen medical emergencies are on us. If we have to bail you out of your own stupidity - then we will send you the bill.
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If the fleet is already at sea conducting military exercises, I wouldn't think diverting in response to a medical emergency would be a big deal.
It is a big deal when it causes a disruption in the exercise. That could impact thousands of people involved in the exercise and cost $$$$$ because they have to put things on hold. In this case I haven't heard anything about the billing so assume the Navy took their payment in the form of good press about the story.
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