Battle Buddies

 I love my Dad and I personally know how large a carrier is, but it wouldn’t have been large enough. Kudos to this Father / daughter team.

Among the many difficulties that hardworking  members of the U.S military must endure, is the long periods of separation from  family and friends.

For one father and daughter that burden has become a little lighter after they were both deployed to the USS Harry S. Truman.

It is Breanna Janssen’s first deployment to the ship where she  will serve as a Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class while her father David is the leading  chief petty officer of maintenance for the Seahawks, of  Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 126, part of the tactical air  force.

Duty calls: Father and daughter, Breanna and David Janssen have been deployed at the same time to the USS Harry S Truman

Duty calls: Father and daughter, Breanna and David  Janssen have been deployed at the same time to the USS Harry S Truman
Family calling: Both father and daughter were delighted to be on the same ship in what is Miss Janssen's first deployment and likely to her father's final one

Family calling: Both father and daughter were delighted  to be on the same ship in what is Miss Janssen’s first deployment and likely to  her father’s final one

The father and daughter, are originally from  Welsh, Louisiana. Miss Janssen, 21, who is stationed at Norfolk, Virginia, told News Channel  3: ‘It’s  comforting to know that there’s always someone to talk to, no matter what’s  going on in my life. Having my dad on  board provides me with a great stress reliever.’

Her father added: ‘With  all of my years of experience of life in the Navy, I can help her with problems  I’ve already faced myself.’

Mr Janssen said the experience is  made extra  special by the fact that while it is his daughter’s first time at sea, this is  likely to be his last.

The young woman said that she was inspired to  join the Navy because of her father’s example and distinguished career which  includes eight previous deployments.

Honor: Breanna Janssen reads the Oath of Enlistment to her father David

Honor: Breanna Janssen reads the Oath of Enlistment to  her father David
Deployment: Father and daughter are serving on the USS Harry S Truman, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier

Deployment: Father and daughter are serving on the USS  Harry S Truman, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier

The Navy allows siblings to serve together  however a parent serving with a child is unusual.

The USS Harry S Truman was built in 1993 and  is named after the 33rd President of the United States.

Attribution: Louise Boyle

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