My name’s Lieutenant Lindsay, I am one of the JO’s onboard the mighty Texas. Today I’ll be giving you a slight preview of what life is like for 120-130 people on board this mighty war ship. So, come on with me. Right now we’re in the ah, the galley. This is where the world’s greatest Chefs create the best pastries and desserts, having spaghetti this evening as you can see, and lasagna, both. It’s a known fact that submariners have the best food on board. Steaks, crab legs, what are some of your favorites? [ Um, lobster tail, crab legs, prime rib. ] Nothin but the best, nothin but the best. This is the point right here where the crew grabs their plates, spoons, knives, and forks. Soup of the day, all that stuff, it’s right here for you to take. The dessert’s always laid out right here, along with the fruit. Gotta eat healthy. Gotta eat healthy while underway. Looks like you’re makin some punch. [ Nah some bug juice. ] Some bug juice. The most important piece of equipment in the galley, there have been many dance-offs in this galley. Many dance-offs. Many men have shown their true value, showing their moves and showing their groove. Alright here we are in Crew’s Mess, this is where the crew both relax and enjoy life onboard a submarine. As we know it everything’s bigger and better in Texas and that’s certainly the case here. Two large flat screen displays, all these are for their enjoyment and entertainment. Some of the finest upholstery in the Navy, Texas red and black. Doesn’t get any better than that. There’s one thing I gotta point out, it’s the coffee maker. This is almost like the blood and the veins of submariner. Another thing right here, is our homemade cow. This is where we get our milk from. And then last but not least, one of the most important quality of life items on a submarine, ice cream. We have a ice cream soft serve machine here. One, two, three flavors of bug juice and then we also have our tea. For [inaudible] guys this is their den, this is their room, this is where they come and relax. Give you a quick preview of the bathrooms, we call ’em heads onboard a submarine. This is for all the Officers, with the exception of the Executive Officer and the Captain, use this head. We have one stall, vacuum flush just like an airline, uh we have one sink, it’s all push button. And then we have one shower. It’s big enough to get the job done. Really, it’s just enough to get the job done. So, uh, continue on our tour of the mighty Texas. So here we are in work department upper level. Uh, as you see there’s a lot of six man berthing space on board, this is where a lot of guys will sleep and catch up on their rest when we’re underway. Alright. And to our surprise we have one of the greatest sonar men on board, Petty Officer Dunn. Uh, as you can see we’ve got three bunks forward and three bunks aft. How could you describe living in one of these six man bunks? Petty Officer Dunn: Well these six man bunks, a lot of people call like a coffin, I just call it cozy. Really nice to sleep in here. Comfortable. So, on the submarine our major access while in port is the plug trunk. Plug trunk has a lot of purposes, besides just ya know access it can also be used for, ah, dry deck shelter which is DDS Operations, SEAL units, and um, advanced SEAL delivery vehicles. Last but not least, I have to point out the engine room. Uh, that’s where a lot of hard work goes down on the boat. Couldn’t take you back there, but if you could go back there you’d be both amazed and impressed by the high caliber of Sailors back there, as well as highly dedicated they are to getting the submarine mission done. So, hope you ah enjoyed a brig visit to the mighty Texas, again the mighty submarine in the world’s mightiest Navy. Uh, hopefully one day I’ll see you in the ranks of the war room on board the ship but until then, there’s a lot of work to be done to get this boat back out to sea and accomplish the mission that we’re supposed to be doin. I’ll see you next time.