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USS Freedom (LCS-1) is the leader in its class of littoral combat ships that operate in shallow water zones and are capable of antisubmarine operations, mine sweeping, small ship combat and humanitarian aid missions.
These ships are designed to provide support for our larger craft and puncture enemy small ship forces. That’s how the first ship in its class earned the motto “Fast, Focused, Fearless.”
Yesterday, we had the opportunity to do a Twitter Q&A with LT j.g. Mellany George and LT j.g. Melody George-Jones, asking questions we compiled from our followers. Below is the text of our conversation (you can also follow #AskASailor on Twitter to read the whole thing!)
Q1: What’s a typical day like being in the Navy Reserve? #AskASailor
A1: One weekend a month we go to “drill”, wear our uniforms, meet with our unit, & do administrative stuff. #AskASailor
Q2: Why does the Navy Reserve exist? #AskASailor
A2: To be ready to deploy. Also there are areas where there aren’t enough Active Duty personnel so we fill in the gaps. #AskASailor
Q3: What is the likelihood of a deployment in the Reserve? #AskASailor
A3: It depends on the job. For us, we are in a 5-year qualification program so we still have some time before we deploy. #AskASailor
Q4: What made you choose a STEM field? #AskASailor
A4: Parents were always very encouraging for whatever we wanted to do. Also there are not many females in STEM fields. #AskASailor
A4 (cont.): We would have engineering courses where there was a class of 30 guys and only 3 women! #AskASailor
Q5: What’s it like being a female Officer in that field? #AskASailor
A5: We are given respect just like anybody else in our units. #AskASailor
Q6: You are moms. Can parents join the Navy Reserve? #AskASailor
A6: Yes, the Navy is unique in that they allow you to join even being a single parent. Not every branch does. #AskASailor
Q7: When you drill each month, does it get easier being away from your family (kids)? #AskASailor
A7: It’s never easy but it does get easier. You have to have a strong family network and support. #AskASailor
A7 (cont.): You’re serving your country. Although I am a parent, I still like to do things, I still want a career. #AskASailor
Q8: Would you encourage your child to serve in the Navy? #AskASailor
A8: She is 6 and already wants to join the Navy! That is going to be her decision to make in the end. #AskASailor
Q9: What did you do to get in shape for the Navy Reserve? #AskASailor
A9: Joined a gym. I’m not a naturally athletic person so I am a good model for those who didn’t ever work out before joining! #AskASailor
A9 (cont.): Meeting weight standards & physical requirements can be a struggle, but the Navy has helped me. #AskASailor
A9 (cont.): If you’re not a runner there are alternative cardio options; elliptical, bike & swimming are options as well. #AskASailor
Thanks to LTJGs Mellany George & Melody George-Jones! Got your own questions? Tweet with #AskASailor & we may use them in a future chat.