So for the month of July the Acting Captain of the USS Ticonderoga will be Lt. Dave Stock. The Acting Captain program was set up to give Ticonderoga Crewmembers experience in leadership and command. For our activity in July, we will be taking a road trip over the Independence Day weekend. Acting Captain Stock has beachfront property at Bear Lake (with all of the amenities such as fire-pits, plumbing, etc.) and has invited anyone from the Seventh Fleet to join us for camping and relaxing. We haven’t had a USS Ticonderoga campout in about 4-5 years. This beachfront property is the same location that the 2004 Seventh Fleet Olympics was held. We will have fireworks, swimming, group breakfast and a Shisk-ka-Bob BBQ. There is also a 4th of July Parade at a small town nearby and a cave we can visit as well. If you are interested in going, contact the Captain ASAP.