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More sights and sounds from the Jayhawks at Pearl Harbor

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The Kansas basketball teamtoured the USS Chafee at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickman near Honolulu on Wednesday, and, in doing so, provided a wonderful opportunity to observe the Jayhawks away from their area of expertise — the basketball court.

KU's coaches, players, managers and support staff toured the ship for roughly 45 minutes, getting lessons about the ship's history, its operations and stories from several active Naval officers.

The tour included an up-close look at the destroyer's weapons system, operating instructions for the 15,000-pound anchor, a trip inside the control room, where the captain's chair sat proud at the front of the ship and handshakes and smiles from the Jayhawks to the military men and women and plenty of smiles right back.

The opportunity to tag along provided great images, both of still photographs and videos, for Nick Krug and I to grab and there's no doubt that we both also immensely enjoyed the experience in such an historic environment.

In case you're not a Twitter follower or didn't have an opportunity to hop on Twitter yet today, here's a quick look at some of the videos that we posted during the tour. Nick broke off and went with the players and I stuck with KU coach Bill Self and his staff.

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Comments

Dale Rogers 5 years, 9 months ago

Back in the 1970's I spent three months in Pearl, on a submarine tender. In earlier years I was on a destroyer (DD). Technically, a DDG is a guided missile destroyer, thus the DDG, rather than "just" a destroyer, which has the designation DD without the G. I know, picky. Glad the guys enjoyed the tours. The Arizona Memorial is totally awesome and sobering.

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