PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii – The submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) arrived in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, March 22.
Hawaii is a working port for Frank Cable, with departmental inspections and offloads to prepare for her scheduled dry-dock maintenance availability; however Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) will still be offering Sailors convenient means to experience Hawaii in their time off.
"For many of our crew, this is their first time visiting,” said Frank Cable’s Executive Officer Cmdr. Tony Pecoraro. “I hope they enjoy the historic sites like Pearl Harbor, and embrace the warm Aloha Spirit of the Hawaiian people."
This will be the first time Frank Cable has returned to the states since 2012 during its last regular overhaul and dry-docking.
“People are excited to be back in America,” said Frank Cable’s MWR Fun Petty Officer Hull Maintenance Technician 3rd Class Neiko E. Hill, a native of Brooklyn, New York. “Being in the actual states means a decent time zone to talk to loved ones and food they haven't eaten in years.”
Many Sailors are taking this opportunity to see USS Arizona Memorial, to honor and remember those lost in Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941.
“The memorial is the one thing I’ve been determined to see,” said Damage Controlman 2nd Class Wesley Blankenship, a native of Marion, Ohio, assigned to Frank Cable’s Training Division.
After working hours, Sailors can walk to the local Navy Exchange to access special discounts to secure tours highlighting Polynesian culture and Hawaiian adventures.
Frank Cable, en route to her scheduled dry-dock maintenance availability, conducts maintenance and supports submarines and surface vessels in the 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations.
For more information on Frank Cable, find us on Facebook at USS Frank Cable (AS 40), or http://www.csp.navy.mil/frankcable
For further questions, please contact USS Frank Cable Public Affairs Office (671) 343-2545 x6418 or media@AS40.navy.mil