AE & R Division
|A E and R Division is one of the larger
divisions on board the HOPEWELL because it is really three small, but very important
divisions all combined into one. The "A" GANG, composed of MM's, MR's and EN's,
can be found almost anywhere on board doing jobs from getting heat to the XO's state room,
to maintaining the Captain's Gig and supplying ice and air conditioning to the mess decks.
The " E " GANG, composed of EM's and IC Men, maintain the powerful generators
and miles of cable needed to carry current to the numerous pieces of equipment from the
intricate gyro, which gives direction to a ship at sea, to the insignificant light bulb,
which without. our mission could not be accomplished. The " R " GANG, composed
of SFs and DC Men who can be found through out the ship with a 200 foot welding cable
trailing him or with a wrench in hand doing jobs such as making and installing secure
mountings for single sideband equipment or repairing water tight doors and hatches to help
keep the ship "IN THE FIGHT". The AE&R DIVISION contributes more to the comfort.
safety, and security of the ship and
her crew than any other division.
| Middle row
left to right top to bottom: Missing: Haiskanen, EMFN; Tuitman, SFP3, Mills,