My contact who probably was fearing a Grumpy Attack from me managed to get me on a tour of the the US Navy aircraft carrier the USS Ronald Reagan that was docked at the Changi Naval Base on its tour of the Asia Pacific.
The USS Chancellorsville. Go HERE for more details.
8. The crewmen are young. Very young. Some of the 19 year olds operate on the bridge. Its like a little United Nations with American from all manner of ethicity from home bred farm boys from Iowa, to American born Vietnamese, Puerto Rican, Indians, etc.
9. The cost to build the USS Ronald Reagan was about USD4.5 BILLION BUCKS. If they gave the plans to our Malaysian copyright pirates we would all be able to get an air craft carrier each in luminous colors that would they would exchange anytime if the nuclear reactor was faulty.
10. An F-18 Hornet costs about USD30 million each ~insert joke about USD30,000 wrench~.