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US Aircraft Carrier First Nuclear-Powered Ship To Visit Malaysia
Bernama ^ | 2 July 2005 | expatguy

Posted on 07/02/2005 4:02:23 AM PDT by expatguy

PORT KLANG, June 30 (Bernama) -- United States aircraft carrier USS Nimitz arrived at Westport, here Thursday for its maiden call in Malaysia, the first nuclear-powered vessel to dock in Malaysian waters.

Nimitz commanding officer Captain T.N. Branch said the ship's nuclear power plants posed no radiation threat as there had never been any such incident in its 30-year service.

During that time, the ship had travelled 132 million miles, which was equivalent to 5,000 times around the earth, and called at 150 countries, he added.

Touted as the largest warship in the world, the US$4.1 billion (RM15.6 billion) USS Nimitz was commissioned on May 13, 1975.

It has two nuclear power plants for its propulsion and is more than 18 storeys high from the keel to the top of the mast.

The ship, which is manned by a crew of 3,200 plus 2,480 personnel for the air wing, carries 45 jet fighters, 12 supporting aircraft and six helicopters.

Rear Admiral Peter H. Daly, the commander of the Nimitz's Carrier Strike Group Eleven, said the crews were eager to witness Malaysian culture and people during the five-day port call.

"We are all very excited to visit Kuala Lumpur especially to see the Petronas Twin Towers," he told local reporters invited aboard the Nimitz for a tour organised by the US Embassy in Kuala Lumpur.

He said the main purpose of the port call was to further strengthen the bilateral relationship between the US and Malaysia.

Helicopter pilot Second Class Petty Officer Kortney Backer, 22, said she was glad for the opportunity to visit Malaysia and it was a relief to be on land again after a long voyage.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 4thjuly; chili; hotdogs; malaysia; marines; navy; texas; ussnimitz
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What a GREAT grand opening!!

Auspiciously coinciding with the the 4th of July and the grand opening of "Danny's All-American Gourmet Hotdogs" - the US Nimitz is now in town for the first time ever!!

Ya'll are all invited down!! If you know anyone aboard the USS Nimitz tell them to come on down to Hartamas Square in Sri Hartamas for some down home real authentic Texas cooking and Ice Cold beers!!

I've been up all night cooking a few extra pots of Chili Con Carne so hopefully we will have plenty for everyone who shows up!

1 posted on 07/02/2005 4:02:24 AM PDT by expatguy
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To: expatguy
During that time, the ship had travelled 132 million miles, which was equivalent to 5,000 times around the earth, and called at 150 countries, he added.

12,000 miles per day? Huh?
2 posted on 07/02/2005 4:08:59 AM PDT by Crazieman (6-23-2005, Establishment of the United Socialist States of America)
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To: Crazieman

ya I got 12,054 miles a day as well. Somebody's figurin is off.


3 posted on 07/02/2005 4:13:58 AM PDT by Justice
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To: Happy2BMe; SJackson; USF; international american; Clive; TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo; ...
*PING*

Please PING all your lists!

If you know someone on the Nimitz, "Hartamas Square" in Sri Hartamas is about a 15 minute taxi ride from downtown Kuala Lumpur. It is also on the entertainment districts in the area and close to Bangsar as well.

I promise to get pictures of our troops enjoying some real down home American and Texas cooking away from home this 4th of July!!

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY TO EVERYONE!

4 posted on 07/02/2005 4:26:34 AM PDT by expatguy (http://laotze.blogspot.com/)
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To: expatguy

Best wishes on your launch!


5 posted on 07/02/2005 4:29:09 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: Justice

No, I just think it's part of the Navy's rapid deployment force. LOL!


6 posted on 07/02/2005 4:29:35 AM PDT by cincinnati65 (Just up the road a piece.......)
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To: expatguy
" Rear Admiral Peter H. Daly, the commander of the Nimitz's Carrier Strike Group Eleven, said the crews were eager to witness Malaysian culture and people during the five-day port call. "

Of course!


7 posted on 07/02/2005 4:33:32 AM PDT by elfman2 (This space is intentionally left blank)
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To: ncountylee
Thanks so much! It is really a huge honor and a pleasure to be able to serve our troops hot dogs on the 4th of July - I really feel blessed. I hope of lot of them show up because I cooked up a few extra pots of chili and BBQ sauce.

I almost forgot please let people know that we open at 6pm so don't come during the day time.

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

8 posted on 07/02/2005 4:36:52 AM PDT by expatguy (http://laotze.blogspot.com/)
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To: elfman2
I had a table full of Malaysian and Singapore airline stewardesses come last night and I got a photo, but the light was too dark - so the photo came out bad.

Here it is :-(

Believe me when I say they looked much better in person.

Lovely young beautiful stewardesses eating hotdogs!

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

9 posted on 07/02/2005 4:46:34 AM PDT by expatguy (http://laotze.blogspot.com/)
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To: elfman2

LOL! "Me love you long time" - now THAT'S culture!!


10 posted on 07/02/2005 4:53:14 AM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (EU crisis? What EU crisis?)
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To: expatguy

What ? No sateys ?


11 posted on 07/02/2005 4:54:16 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: expatguy
......Lovely young beautiful stewardesses eating hotdogs!

I'm joining the US Navy!!!

12 posted on 07/02/2005 4:55:00 AM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (EU crisis? What EU crisis?)
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To: Irish_Thatcherite

LOL -$5 dallah, Joe?


13 posted on 07/02/2005 5:02:47 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks; freepatriot32; Jeff Head; Army Air Corps; IronChefSakai; CHARLITE; All
Sorry but after as many years as I have been here I have had just about enough fried rice and satay.

The ONLY thing missing is Ball-Park Style nachos made with Velveeta and Ro*Tel - and we have Kraft Foods to thank for that fiasco since they so far won't ship me any cheese over here.

"No Cheese For You!" or "Care For Thum Theeze Whiz?"

14 posted on 07/02/2005 5:06:59 AM PDT by expatguy (http://laotze.blogspot.com/)
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To: ncountylee

now now - thats not nice


15 posted on 07/02/2005 5:09:55 AM PDT by expatguy (http://laotze.blogspot.com/)
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To: abbi_normal_2; adam_az; Alamo-Girl; Alas; alfons; alphadog; AMDG&BVMH; amom; AndreaZingg; ...
Rights, farms, environment ping.
Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from this list.
I don't get offended if you want to be removed.

List of Ping lists

16 posted on 07/02/2005 5:13:30 AM PDT by freepatriot32 (www.lp.org)
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To: expatguy

They look adorable. In my next life I want to be you.


17 posted on 07/02/2005 5:24:27 AM PDT by elfman2 (This space is intentionally left blank)
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To: expatguy

One would hope that they'll be paying greater attention to the ships' security. One "Cole" was more than enough.


18 posted on 07/02/2005 5:24:34 AM PDT by GSlob
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To: expatguy; ncountylee

What that mean? (I knew post #10 would backfire!!)


19 posted on 07/02/2005 5:26:33 AM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (EU crisis? What EU crisis?)
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To: expatguy
132,000,000 million miles in 30 years...well now, that is what I call full speed ahead!

At continuous sea duty with ZERO ports of call, that is 12,054.8 miles in one day. With 24 hours in one day, that is 502.3 miles per hour.

Damn, now that is high tech! No wonder the U.S. wanted to keep some specs classified. OK you Ruskies and Chicoms, let's see you build a Nimitz Class carrier that can beat ours--say, 503.3 miles per hour!

Remember that movie with Kirk Douglas on the USS Nimitz? No wonder there was a time warp in that movie.


20 posted on 07/02/2005 5:27:55 AM PDT by Dont_Tread_On_Me_888 (The Republican'ts have no spine--they ALWAYS cave-in to the RATs.)
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To: GSlob
I can always pack hotdogs and chili for takeaway!

I'm planning on going down tommorrow to see the ship as well.

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

21 posted on 07/02/2005 5:31:31 AM PDT by expatguy (http://laotze.blogspot.com/)
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To: elfman2
" Rear Admiral Peter H. Daly, the commander of the Nimitz's Carrier Strike Group Eleven, said the crews were eager to witness Malaysian culture and people during the five-day port call."

Miss Malaysia

22 posted on 07/02/2005 5:31:36 AM PDT by Dont_Tread_On_Me_888 (The Republican'ts have no spine--they ALWAYS cave-in to the RATs.)
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To: elfman2

You can always come and visit - I ain't never met a fellow FReeper yet.


23 posted on 07/02/2005 5:32:32 AM PDT by expatguy (http://laotze.blogspot.com/)
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To: Crazieman
12,000 miles per day? Huh?

Looks like they are off by a factor of about 100. And that "Helicopter pilot Petty Officer Second Class..." is a little suspect also.

(Sharky - USS Nimitz, 1978 - 1981)

24 posted on 07/02/2005 5:36:52 AM PDT by CPOSharky (You are born cold, wet, and hungry. Things get worse, then you die.)
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To: All
With 24 hours in one day, that is 502.3 miles per hour.

Two nuclear reactors, or possibly dilithium crystals?

502.3 miles per hour. Fascinating.

25 posted on 07/02/2005 5:39:03 AM PDT by Dont_Tread_On_Me_888 (The Republican'ts have no spine--they ALWAYS cave-in to the RATs.)
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To: Dont_Tread_On_Me_888
With 24 hours in one day, that is 502.3 miles per hour.

Shhhh Top Secret. They've got Scotty working down in engineering.

26 posted on 07/02/2005 5:41:36 AM PDT by labette (If only common sense would be more common..)
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To: Dont_Tread_On_Me_888
Lets stay focused here please ;-)

TEXAS CHILI DOGS

PLUS

ICE COLD TIGER BEER


27 posted on 07/02/2005 5:42:24 AM PDT by expatguy (http://laotze.blogspot.com/)
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To: Dont_Tread_On_Me_888

Doggone. Got beat by two whole minutes. Heh heh.


28 posted on 07/02/2005 5:44:08 AM PDT by labette (If only common sense would be more common..)
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To: expatguy

Thanks. My wife’s pretty understanding, but understands why I should not be let lose in Malaysia. She’s Cambodian/Chinese btw.

I’ve never met a Freeper either. Guess that means they don't exist and Bush just made them up.


29 posted on 07/02/2005 5:46:02 AM PDT by elfman2 (This space is intentionally left blank)
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To: freepatriot32

BTTT!!!!!


30 posted on 07/02/2005 5:46:13 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Dont_Tread_On_Me_888

The highest culture...


31 posted on 07/02/2005 5:55:44 AM PDT by elfman2 (This space is intentionally left blank)
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To: Happygal; Colosis; Black Line; Cucullain; SomeguyfromIreland; Youngblood; Fergal; Cian; col kurz; ..

Not an Irish ping - it's one of those 'ping your list' type threads!


32 posted on 07/02/2005 6:14:56 AM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (EU crisis? What EU crisis?)
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To: expatguy; Irish_Thatcherite; Happygal; Colosis; Black Line; Cucullain; SomeguyfromIreland; ...
As an ex-expatguy there's nothing like visiting a US carrier in a foreign land, especially on the 4th of July.

In my case it was on the French Riviera. (A tough assignment but someone had to do it.)

Enjoy your Fourth ... and I hope many sailors taste your chili.

33 posted on 07/02/2005 6:26:24 AM PDT by aculeus (Ceci n'est pas une tag line.)
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To: expatguy

Saliva all on the keyboard now from these variuos photos (of the Chili Dogs and Tiger Beer that is!) Terima kasi


34 posted on 07/02/2005 6:27:57 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (**AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT IS NOT SO MUCH "WHO" WE STAND FOR, BUT RATHER "WHAT" WE STAND FOR**)
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To: expatguy

STILL no Velveeta?!

I smell a conspiracy, man. It is another attempt by Tha Man to keep a FReeper down. Call Art Bell and, like, tell him how the Trilateral Commission and the Bildebergers have been hasslin' ya! ;-)


35 posted on 07/02/2005 6:53:55 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: expatguy

Tiger beer is pretty damned good. Also, I rather like saigon Beer (formerly Biere La Rue).


36 posted on 07/02/2005 6:55:10 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: CPOSharky
Helicopter pilot Second Class Petty Officer Kortney Backer, 22, said she was glad for the opportunity...

Things sure have changed since this oldsalt retired about twenty years ago {sarcasm off}.

You would think that a reporter assigned to write about things military would actually know something about the military. Too much to ask,huh?

{VA-86 onbd Nimitz 1980-83.}

37 posted on 07/02/2005 8:00:43 AM PDT by oldsalt (There's no such thing as a free lunch.)
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To: CPOSharky; expatguy
...a little suspect

To say the least. I sort of wondered if they'd combined CVW-11 with the Strike Group as well. Oh well, unimportant really. But annoying to us that know.

Expat - I won't begrudge my shipmates their liberty, so please feed them well. But at some point, please point out that a sailor from the CARL VINSON was wondering if they could please hurry up and eat? We extended so they could eat hot dogs on the 4th of July.
38 posted on 07/02/2005 8:18:39 AM PDT by tongue-tied
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To: elfman2

"Fleet's In!"


39 posted on 07/02/2005 8:19:44 AM PDT by solitas (So what if I support an OS that has fewer flaws than yours? 'Mystic' dual 500 G4's, OSX.4.1)
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To: tongue-tied
"Hot dogs. Danny's Hot Dogs. What kind of squids eat Danny's Hot Dogs!?

Fat squids. Skinny squids. Squids who climb on rocks. Short squids. Drunken squids. Even squids with who brought their lox...love hotdogs, Danny's Hotdogs..."

Oh well you get the idea....

40 posted on 07/02/2005 8:30:17 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (**AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT IS NOT SO MUCH "WHO" WE STAND FOR, BUT RATHER "WHAT" WE STAND FOR**)
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To: expatguy
Image hosted by Photobucket.com Outstanding... BRAVO ZULU expatguy!!!
41 posted on 07/02/2005 10:39:50 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: expatguy

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.......... Tiger!!!


42 posted on 07/02/2005 10:42:47 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: tongue-tied; All
"Expat - I won't begrudge my shipmates their liberty, so please feed them well. But at some point, please point out that a sailor from the CARL VINSON was wondering if they could please hurry up and eat? We extended so they could eat hot dogs on the 4th of July."

No worries FRiend I will do my best to feed everyone that shows up.

Saturday night is now finished - it is 4:39 am - I just got home - and completely sold out of hot dogs tonight - but sadly none of our servicemen and women showed up - hopefully some will show up tomorrow (er... rather tonight - Sunday Night here) -

Locations are here in this thread - if you know anyone please let them know.

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

43 posted on 07/02/2005 1:43:04 PM PDT by expatguy (http://laotze.blogspot.com/)
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To: expatguy; Mia T; ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton; ChefKeith; B4Ranch; PeaRidge; houeto; Boomer Geezer; ...
For your "intense patriotic interest!"

HOW PROUD CAN WE BE?! Super news, expatguy! Thanks for this post! GOD BLESS AMERICA!

Spreading democracy, American generosity and the abundant good will of the American people is NOT "imperialism!"

Char :)

44 posted on 07/02/2005 2:52:25 PM PDT by CHARLITE (I propose a co-Clinton team as permanent reps to Pyonyang, w/out possibility of repatriation....)
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To: expatguy

5000 times around the earth would call for extra relish.


45 posted on 07/02/2005 2:55:15 PM PDT by RightWhale (withdraw from the 1967 UN Outer Space Treaty)
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To: CHARLITE

46 posted on 07/02/2005 6:46:30 PM PDT by SmithL (There are a lot of people that hate Bush more than they hate terrorists)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

LMAO


47 posted on 07/03/2005 12:04:34 AM PDT by tongue-tied
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To: elfman2

I wonder the same. :-)


48 posted on 07/03/2005 12:40:31 AM PDT by expatguy (http://laotze.blogspot.com/)
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To: aculeus
Enjoy your Fourth ... and I hope many sailors taste your chili.

I hope so to. Dinner time here now.

49 posted on 07/03/2005 3:43:04 AM PDT by expatguy (http://laotze.blogspot.com/)
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To: expatguy; jan in Colorado; Dark Skies; Fred Nerks; AmericanArchConservative; Former Dodger; ...
LOL... man, I'm feeling hungry already!

Happy 4th of July y'all!

Have a great weekend. :oP

50 posted on 07/03/2005 7:41:18 AM PDT by USF (I see your Jihad and raise you a Crusade )
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