Feb 3, 2018
Among the activities scheduled for the weekend will be a weapons briefing that will explain the types of weapons used aboard the battleship and submarine. Guests will witness a general quarters rush to battle stations as “enemy” aircraft simulate an air attack at 1:00 p.m. by vintage airplanes, weather permitting. Sailors will man the guns and repel the assault. Among the weapons demonstrated will be the firing of the twin 40MM Bofor pompom guns mounted on the rear of the ship and the 20mm guns on the main deck. Damage Control teams will perform a fire suppression drill as Corpsmen evacuate “wounded” sailors. There will also be displays of memorabilia from WWII aboard ship, demonstrations of jobs aboard ship by the crew and other activities. Don’t forget to stop in the newly restored Post Office aboard the ALABAMA and send a note to an active duty serviceman and servicewoman through Operation Gratitude. These notes go into care packages for our military serving overseas.
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