METOC Officers Tour USS America in Chile

first_img Authorities View post tag: americas Back to overview,Home naval-today METOC Officers Tour USS America in Chile View post tag: Officers Share this article October 8, 2014 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: metoc View post tag: Chile View post tag: Tour Follow @navaltoday The future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) hosted five meteorology and oceanography (METOC) officers while in port Valparaiso, Chile, Aug. 26. METOC Officers Tour USS America in Chile View post tag: Navy The five METOC officers, all from various navies across the globe, are currently attending the Category A Hydrography program at the Servicio Hidrografico Oceanografico de la Armada de Chile.The navies represented during the visit included Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile and the United States.America’s METOC officer, Lt. Kyle Franklin, gave the students a tour of the ship and explained the ship’s METOC equipment and capabilities.According to Franklin, hydrographers contribute to anti-submarine warfare, mine warfare, Naval special warfare, safe navigation and fleet operations. For the amphibious fleet, the support provided by hydrographers is essential.America completed her maiden transit “America Visits the Americas” through the U.S. Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility on Sep. 15. America is the first ship of its class, replacing the Tarawa-class of amphibious assault ships.[mappress]Press Release, October 08, 2014; Image: US Navy View post tag: USS America View post tag: Navallast_img read more

Alex Jennings to Play Willy Wonka in the West End

first_img View Comments Jennings is the only performer to have won an Olivier Award in the Drama, Musical and Comedy categories, winning Best Actor for Peer Gynt, Best Actor in a Musical for My Fair Lady and Best Comedy Performance for Too Clever By Half. His other stage credits include Untold Stories, The Habit of Art, Stuff Happens, The Winter’s Tale, The Relapse, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Liar, The Wild Duck, The Importance of Being Earnest, and The Country Wife. Based on Roald Dahl’s dark tale of young Charlie Bucket and the mysterious confectioner Willy Wonka, the musical centers on what happens when Charlie wins a golden ticket to the weird and wonderful Wonka Chocolate Factory. Beyond the gates astonishment awaits, though the five lucky winners discover not everything is as sweet as it seems. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory features a book by David Greig and music and lyrics by Tony winners Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Douglas Hodgecenter_img Three-time Olivier winner Alex Jennings will replace Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka in the West End’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Hodge has played the role of Wonka, the strange owner of a sweet factory, since the musical adaptation opened in June 2013. Jennings is set to begin performances on May 19. Directed by Sam Mendes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory continues its record-breaking run at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Star Fileslast_img read more