Photographs LCDR S.C. Ritter
PH 2 S.L. Jonas
PHAN B.P. Percy
Published by Baron, Oakland, Ca.
THE COMMANDING OFFICER
Captain C. Robert Twardy
The USS Arkansas departed from Alameda, California on April 27, 1987 fOl'
operations in the Northern Pacino Following a brief port visit in Pearl Harbor,
Hawaii, we got underway on May 8 for Operation Kennel Freelance.
Arkansas approached the coast ofthe Soviet Kamchatka Peninsula at 0400
Sunday morning, May 17, undetected. The volcanic terrain was frozen and
Soviet intelligence gathering ship
Four days later Arkansas received orders to cross the line again. The Soviets
were waiting and Arkansas was in the news.
Keep a sharp watch!
A Krivak gets close.
One of the objectives of Operation Kennel Freelance was a freedom of
navigation exercise. The line the Soviets had drawn and claimed as internal
waters was not recognized by the United States government. Only hours after
arriving on station Arkansas crossed the line.
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Arkansas signals the Soviets
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Crew of Sevastopol takes a look at Arkansas,
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Arkansas leaves Sevastopol astem
Officers of Sevastopol take our picture
Let's get that fly out of the salad.
LTJG Harris cleans up the pots and pans
I h ff ers and chiefs were voted in for the
Not your typical mess cooks. T ese o IC
day at a dollar a vote for Navy Relief ln a hotly contested finish Chief Popej oy beat
the odds on favorite Engineer by only one dollar. lt was all in good fun for a good
. LCDRS Farlin and Palatas take an order.
Chief Dulce was quite popular, too,
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Arkansas left Kamchatka behind on 8 June and headed for Adak, Alaska, The
crew had been through some tense moments and had gone for over four weeks
without a mail call, but Operation Kennel Freelance was successfully completed,
We're number one!
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