Drew Chowbay is a journalist and former Sailor from the D.C. area. He served on two ballistic missile defense deployments as a gunner's mate onboard USS Vella Gulf (CG-72). Drew currently works as a staff writer for the Moab, Utah, Times-Independent.
Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Turner
“It’s a floating prison.” This is how a sailor described serving aboard USS Shiloh, and the sentiment seemed to be shared by many of the crewmembers. The Shiloh made headlines when a crewmember Petty Officer 3rd Class Peter Mims went missing while underway, spurring a massive search by the crew for a comrade who, it turns out, who was hiding in an engineering space the whole time.